NCCT is thrilled to announce that this fall, Dr. Stan Tatkin, author of "We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love" and founder of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) will be offering a 2-day training, at the Smith College Conference Center from November 1st-2nd.
This highly-anticipated event will invite therapists into the world of developmental neuroscience, arousal regulation theory, and attachment theory, culminating in a hands-on lesson in the polytheoretical, nonlinear approach to couples therapy.
"If you're someone who doesn't like to paint by the numbers, but do like to be disciplined and [work] within a frame, then this is the conference for you," says Tatkin.
Designed for couples and family therapists of all backgrounds and experience levels, this 2-day November training will prepare you to apply this approach in a way that utilizes experiential learning to track somatic reactions. You will also gain insight into strategic and structural family systems, trans work, and social justice theory.
Additionally, you'll be equipped to discern how (and when) to wear different hats for different jobs — taking on roles such as evocateur, coach, surgeon, trial lawyer, or even CSI investigator. You will come away understanding how to utilize these new skills sets, as well as how to approximate where people are in the process and adjust accordingly.
"While we use developmental theory, the real work is phenomenological and improvisational," says Tatkin, "a little like jazz." For Tatkin, the PACT Model is a "little more challenging" but can also be a "lot more fun" than other approaches.
Won't you dance with us?