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PACT Level I Training

Event number: 17174
58.5 CPD hours
APS Institute CPD
Training Course
Presenter(s): Stan Tatkin

Level of Learning: Intermediate

The Level I training is intended for licensed and pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Successful completion of Level I training is rewarded with the ability to identify as a PACT Level I clinician/therapist, indicating a basic foundation in the skills and principles of PACT.

To qualify for attendance in the PACT training, a pre-licensed clinician must 

(a) be in the final year of graduate school, 

(b) actively see clients as a supervisee and/or intern, and 

(c) have a supervisor’s approval to attend the training.


The Level I requirements are:

·          Attendance to all nine days of training

·          Participation in course reading, discussions, and role plays

·          Participation in online webinars


Read the 44 learning objectives for Level I training at:

About the presenter(s)

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy ® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldermann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. In addition, Dr Tatkin teaches and supervisors first-through third -year family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. He is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as a core member on Relationships First, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.


PACT Level I Training (9 days)
5 -14 July 2017 with a rest day on 9 July 2017.

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples.

The full PACT training comprises three levels, spanning three years. Nine days of Level I sessions and six days of Level II sessions feature a combined didactic and multimedia delivery of information, group discussion, experiential exercises, clinical video presentations, case consultation, and live case enactments. Training deepen knowledge about all aspects of PACT, including assessment of and interventions for attachment, arousal regulation, and neurological capacity. A manual, online forums, downloadable articles, webinars, and online quizzes and tutorials are included.



Online registration


Quay West Suites
26 Southgate Avenue
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 5/7/2017
End date: 14/7/2017
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm (each day)


Early Bird:
**Please note Early Bird closes Monday 5 June 2017**
APS Member $2,200.00
APS Student Member $1,950.00
Non Member $2,400.00

APS Member $2,400.00
APS Student Member $2,150.00
Non Member $2,600.00


APS Institute
APS Institute national workshops are delivered around the country by experienced presenters with subject matter expertise. Workshops involve active learning including role plays, small group work, exercises and assessed learning outcomes. Certificates of attendance are issued at the conclusion of each workshop.
Contact Sarah Allen - APS Institute Events Team
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