About this event:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Trevecca University, Tarter Student Activity Center
333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, TN 37210
“Making Love Work: A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy,”
Presented by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
The NPI board is thrilled to announce Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT as our Fall Workshop speaker. Dr. Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of PACT—A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. PACT is an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory. This therapy modality centers on early attachment and its effect on the development of the brain and the nervous system. It encourages people to participate in secure-functioning relationships, even if the individuals themselves do not have secure attachment. PACT promotes the concept of SECURE FUNCTIONING: Good for relationships, good for the world.
Whether you are a couples’ therapist or work primarily with individuals, Dr. Tatkin’s unique approach promises to add new dimension to your work with those who seek to have healthier relationships with all of the important people in their lives.
Dr. Tatkin 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. In addition, Dr Tatkin teaches and supervises 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.
Dr. Tatkin received his early training in developmental object relations (Masterson Institute), Gestalt, psychodrama, and family systems theory. In his private practice, he specialized for some time in treating adolescents and adults with personality disorders. More recently, his interests turned to psycho-neurobiological theories of human relationship, and to integrating principles of early mother-infant attachment with principles of adult romantic relationships.
Dr. Tatkin has written many articles and several books, including:
- Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate
- Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
- Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships
- Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy (with co-author Marion Solomon)
To read more about Stan’s research, go to http://stantatkin.com/articles/
To see Dr. Tatkin in action, be sure to check out his TED talk, entitled, “Relationships are Hard, but Why?”