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Upcoming Workshop.

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018                                                                    Dakota Lodge, St. Paul, MN

Emergence of Threat as an Expected Challenge in Adult Romantic Relationships:

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy and Secure Functioning

 A two-day workshop with Dr. Stan Tatkin

Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018

 
Space is limited so we encourage you to register early.
Looking forward to seeing you in September.

 

 

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 20 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Tracey Boldemann-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 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.

  • Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate, published by New Harbinger.

  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, published by New Harbinger.

  • Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships, published by Sounds True.

  • Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy, with co-author Marion Solomon, available through W. W. Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology Series.

  • Relationship Rescue: Sounds True Audio, due for release in 2018

  • We Do: A pre-commitment handbook from Sounds True Books, due for release in 2018

Emergence of Threat as an Expected Challenge in Adult Romantic Relationships:

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy and Secure Functioning

 A two-day workshop with Dr. Stan Tatkin

Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION & EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® is a capacity model of social-emotional complexity based on infant and adult developmental neuroscience, attachment, and arousal regulation. One of the central tenets of PACT is the matter of interpersonal threat and the ease with which threat, as a psychobiological trespasser, can quickly lead to the dissolution of primary attachment relationships. The therapeutic goal of PACT is secure functioning, agreements between partners based on justice, fairness, and sensitivity. Secure functioning, however, can only be achieved through an understanding of threat and all its manifestations in all human relationships. This workshop will focus on the neurobiology of threat including its earliest beginnings in the infant/caregiver relationship. Insecure family cultures are breeding grounds for relational trauma. Early experiences of unresolved trauma/loss can evolve into disorganized patterning and neuroplastic alterations that can greatly affect secure functioning in adult partnerships.

The PACT methodology is highly strategic, emphasizing rigorous investigative techniques to help partners gain clarity and understanding. The PACT therapist tracks microexpressions, micromovements, and other somatic reactions during therapeutically-managed interpersonal stress. Interventions often entail strategically staged moments intended to manipulate arousal and elicit implicit memory. PACT training enables clinicians to discover and analyze psychobiological cues, or “tells,” and other bottom-up (implicit) processes that reveal what top-down (explicit) approaches cannot.

The workshop combines lecture, experiential exercises, demonstrations, and videos. The presentation moves at a vigorous, entertaining clip and never fails to influence and inspire clinicians who love working with couples.

Educational Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
 

  • To be able to list at least five characteristics of a secure-functioning relationship

  • To be able to apply at least three interventions for moving couples toward secure functioning

  • To be able to identify and describe signs and symptoms of relational trauma and disorganization in partners

  • To be able to implement at least three interview techniques for gaining information quickly

  • To be able to use at least three interventions for reducing threat between partners

Workshop content:

  • What is a secure functioning relationship and why it is vital to threat reduction.

  • How to read faces, bodies, and deception.

  • Various manifestations of unresolved trauma/loss and how to deal with it in couple therapy.

  • The role of the automatic brain, memory, perception, and communication in producing distress and threat in all relationships.

  • Understanding hardware and software deficits in social emotional functioning and its role in producing threat between partners.

  • How to use strategic methods for gaining truthful information quickly.

  • Why understanding arousal regulation is crucial to understanding threat and reducing it in couple therapy.

SCHEDULE

Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018

8:15-9:00 AM Registration 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Workshop

 

Two 15 min. breaks.

1.5 hour lunch on your own.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided throughout the day.

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Level of learning activity: Intermediate and advanced

  • Clinical Neuropsychologists, Psychologists in other disciplines, Allied Health Professionals interested in the evidence and application of psychobiological techniques to their clinical practice

  • Researchers and academics interested in psychobiological intervention

  • Psychology students interested in psychobiological interview techniques that yield accurate information more quickly

 

The course is suitable for all counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, health and social care professionals practicing in health, education and social care settings and in private practice, and who have a core professional training. It is suitable for therapists working in all modalities and student-therapists. 

COST

Early Bird Pricing (thru August 24)

 

Regular Registration (For Licensed Professionals):  $250

Degree Conferred/Unlicensed (For Professionals with a degree, but not yet licensed):  $200

Student/Military Registration:  $150

 

Registration after August 25

 

Regular Registration (For Licensed Professionals):  $275

Degree Conferred/Unlicensed (For Professionals with a degree, but not yet licensed):  $225

Student/Military Registration:  $175

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

12 Continuing Education Credits will be provided for those who attend both days, with pending approval from:

MN Board of Psychology (LP)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC & LPCC)

MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT)  

MN Trauma Project is an approved continuing education provider through the MN Board of Social Work (LICSW)    

VENUE INFORMATION

Workshop Venue:  Dakota Lodge

 

Address:  1200 Stassen Ln, St Paul, MN 55118

 

Parking:  Free Lot

 

ADA Considerations:  Handicap Parking available

Single Level Facility

 

Please contact MN Trauma Project at workshops@mntraumaproject.org for any specific accommodation requests.