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PACT has been the most helpful training I have experienced in over 24 years of practice as a therapist.

-Katie Graham

PACT Global Level 2 Online Training

Are you ready to increase your confidence and take your PACT skills to the next level?

PACT Global Level 2 Online Training emphasizes skill mastery and deepening the integration of PACT into your clinical practice.  

Building on what you learned in Level 1, you’ll gain new insight, expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques, and learn when and how to work more deeply with the most conflicted couples.

If you have thought about taking PACT Level 2, now is the time. We have expanded the training and improved on all that we’ve learned in 2020 while offering PACT training online.

Here’s the value you receive with PACT Level 2 Online Training:

  • Three 2-day, live online training sessions (30 hours of live training), taught by PACT founder Dr. Stan Tatkin
  • Assessment strategies that get to the real issues, no matter what the couple tells you
  • Advanced interventions that work more deeply – learn exactly when and how to use them
  • Clinical video presentations and case enactments designed to show you more advanced skills for assessment and intervention 
  • Experiential exercises and small group discussion to help you integrate PACT techniques into your clinical practice
  • Case consultation and opportunities to ask questions and get answers to real-life issues
  • Digital copies of PACT training manuals
  • One year of access to the PACT Institute’s video library, including recordings from the live training and 34 PACT training videos that demonstrate new techniques and skills
  • Membership in an online discussion group so you can connect with colleagues from around the world
  • 30 CE hours

Detailed training objectives 

"I was quite nervous about Telehealth and almost dropped out until ‘later’ because I usually can't stand being and learning online. Somehow, surprisingly, you all made this an incredibly enjoyable and effective time. It was so sweet to get to see everyone and the structure was awesome." 

~ PACT Level 1 Online student in Boulder, Co


Register now

Now is the best time to register, as we have expanded the training and improved on all that we’ve learned from offering PACT training online in 2020.

To begin, no more screen fatigue! We adapted the Level 2 training to reduce screen time to no more than 5 hours a day for two days in a row. This will help you remain alert and focused, so you can engage with the material -- and your colleagues -- and remember what you learn. 

Find a time that’s convenient for you to attend, no matter where you are in the world.

2021 PACT Global Level 2 Days/Times

Join PACT Level 2 Online Training in one of two different cohorts in 2021.

Cohort 1 

Ideal for students in the US, Europe, and Turkey

September 11 – 12 | October 2 – 3 | November 13 – 14

All times are 7am - 12pm (Pacific)

 Convert to your time zone here

Pay in Full

$1,799 USD



Payment Plan

$629 USD



Cohort 2

Ideal for students in the US and Australia. 

September 18 – 19 | October 9 – 10 | November 20 – 21

All times are 3pm - 8pm (Pacific)

 Convert to your time zone here

Pay in Full

$1,799 USD



Payment Plan

$629 USD



The PACT Institute offers a 15% discount for those who repeat Level 2 and those who take Level 1 & Level 2 in the same calendar year. Please email us at [email protected] for details.

Train with your colleagues! We are offering a 15% discount for groups of 5 or more. Email [email protected] for details

The PACT Institute Scholarships

To increase the diversity of our training by 10% in 2021, we will offer at least 5 scholarships in each category for each training:

2021 PACT Level 2 Requirements

The training is intended for licensed and pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists.  

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.


To qualify for attendance in PACT Level 2 you must have completed Level 1 since 2013. 

Successful completion of PACT Level 2 requires: 

  • Attendance at all six training days 
  • Participation in course reading, discussions, and role plays 

Level 2 training is offered in English only. 

When you successfully complete Level 2 training, you can identify as a PACT Level 2 clinician/therapist, indicating knowledge of and proficiency in integrating basic and advanced PACT skills and principles in a clinical setting.

PACT Attendance & CE Eligibility Policy

Students are required to attend with their camera on and fully participate in all live-training sessions and breakout room practices, and complete all coursework on the student portal, including training videos and module quizzes, in order to receive a status of Level 2 PACT trained and CE credits. 

If a student has an emergency and needs to miss a live training session, they must review the recording of the live session and write a one-page summary of the material presented to make up for their absence.

This exception will only be awarded for emergencies and only once per training. 

CE credits are awarded for the full training. As per accreditation board requirements, PACT is unable to offer partial CE credits for partial completion of the training.

"I remain astounded by your capacity to make hours of virtual learning compelling. "

PACT Level 2 Online student

"I have taken PACT Level 2 many times. Each time I learn more. The course material is more refined and relevant....I was really looking forward to hearing how PACT is being adapted for telehealth. I came out of the training feeling so much more confident!"

PACT Level 2 Online student

"I don’t think the [online] format handicapped us at all. The training weekend was much less expensive than traveling… and much less disruptive for both work and family time. I’d gladly sign onto this format again without any worry of loss of educational content or collegial experience. Many thanks to all!"

PACT Level 1 Online student

Supplemental In-person Workshops for PACT Students

While we continue to receive stellar reviews for our high-quality, effective online training, we’d still love to see you in person!

As soon as it is safe to do so, we intend to offer supplemental in-person workshops so you can further practice PACT skills and interventions with Dr. Stan Tatkin and PACT faculty. These events will be separate from Level 1 and Level 2 trainings. These events will be open only to students who have completed at least PACT Level 1. 

Your safety is our first priority. In-person experiential workshops will be scheduled when Covid is controlled and we are all safe to travel and gather in person without worry.

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CE Information 

Level 2 training is sponsored by the PACT Institute (ACEP #6641, PCE #5551, and SW CPE #0104) for 36 continuing education hours.  

You must complete an application for CE hours within 10 days of completing Level 2 to receive a CE certificate. No partial CE hours will be awarded, and additional CE hours are not available for online webinars, quizzes, and discussion groups. 

Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Educational Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Certified Counselors: The PACT Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6641. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The PACT Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

New York Social Workers: PACT Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0104. 

New York Social Workers & Mental Health Practitioners: PACT Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0114

Psychologists:The PACT Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.The PACT Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Training Objectives:

After completing Level 2 Online Training, you will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate PACT into clinical practice
  • Explain the overarching principles for the first session of PACT
  • Explain the principles for forming a therapeutic alliance
  • Identify and describe couple acting out behaviors
  • Discuss the mindset of a PACT therapist
  • Discuss and use genograms
  • Demonstrate the skills of GUSS (get, use, synthesis, and summarize) in the first session
  • Demonstrate advanced skills for working with disorganized partners
  • Explain the overarching principles for the middle sessions of PACT
  • Demonstrate advanced skills for the PAI and Toward and Away assessment and intervention
  • Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with beckoning, declarations of commitment, bending metal, collaborative narratives, corralling questions, and PACT posing and staging
  • Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with:
    • the 5-minute argument,
    • change your partner’s face
    • playing catch
    • “Do you know how?”
    • “What are the 3 or 4 things?”
    • “What’s your song?”
  • Explain the additional principles for the middle sessions of PACT
  • Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with
    • lead with relief
    • level the playing field
    • deal breakers
    • betrayal
    • projections and projective identification
  • Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for the end session of PACT
  • Demonstrate the skills for creating a treatment plan
  • Discuss the distinguishing characteristics of a PACT therapist

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