A conversation with Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Institute, about a neuroscience-informed approach to working with couples. Dr. Tatkin discusses both theoretical foundations of his approach, as well as practical strategies for applying the model with couples.

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 Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, 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 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. 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.

Stan’s profile at The PACT Institute

Books by Dr. Tatkin include:

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 (coauthored with Marion Solomon)

The APA citation for this episode:

Miller, R. (Producer). (2017, September 13). Applying Principles of Neuroscience to Support Greater Safety and Co-Regulation in Long Term Committed Relationships: A Psycho-biological Approach to Couples Therapy [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from http://wp.me/p7R6fn-e9