Learn to create more fulfilling relationships with PACT

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

-Katie Graham

About PACT Level 2 Training

Learn with PACT creator Dr. Stan Tatkin  in all 2020 PACT Level 2 trainings. 

Attend Level 2 training in-person in 2020 in Los Angeles or Boulder.

PACT Level 2 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.

Successful completion of Level 2 training is rewarded with the ability to 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.

View Training Objectives 

Level 2 includes: 

  • Two 3-day training sessions (6 total days of training on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) 
  • Experiential exercises, clinical video presentations, case consultation, role plays, group discussion, and online tutorials to help participants integrate advanced PACT techniques into their clinical practice 
  • Personal coaching from Dr. Tatkin!
  • 36 CE hours  
  • Digital copies of PACT Level 2 training manuals 
  • Three webinars, presented by Dr. Tatkin 
  • A year of access to PACT Level 2 training videos  
  • Membership in an online discussion group 
  • Extensive online bibliography with downloadable articles
  • Invitation to participate in city consultation groups, where available (separate fee may be required) 
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2019 PACT Level 2 requirements: 

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 in-person training days 
  • Participation in course reading, discussions, and role plays 
  • Participation in online webinars 

"I have and will continue to recommend this course to my professional colleagues."

Susan Leeds

"With each experience I have with PACT, my learning gets more integrated and materialized. It is really informative and helpful, especially to embody the different types (waves and islands)… and to assist me in having more understanding and compassion for where my clients are at."

Michelle Rae

"[The PACT training] completely supports and develops my skills as a therapist and as a human."

Ellen Boeder

"This training has changed me in a really good way, both professionally and personally."

Elaine Maronick

Los Angeles, CA 2019

December 6-8 | January 10-12

PAY IN FULL

$2095

ONE TIME PAYMENT

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$1060

TWO PAYMENTS OF $1060

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Boulder, CO 2020

August 14-16 | October 2-4

PAY IN FULL

$2095

ONE TIME PAYMENT

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$1060

TWO PAYMENTS OF $1060

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Los Angeles, CA 2020

November 13-15 | December 4-6

PAY IN FULL

$2095

ONE TIME PAYMENT

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$1060

TWO PAYMENTS OF $1060

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Does your employer offer financial assistance for professional development? Here’s a useful fact sheet on PACT Level 2 training you can share. It has all the information most employers want to know, all in one place. 

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 training and its content. 

Training Objectives:

After Module 1, you will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to integrate PACT into clinical practice
  2. Explain the overarching principles for the first session of PACT
  3. Explain the principles for forming a therapeutic alliance
  4. Identify and describe couple acting out behaviors
  5. Discuss the mindset of a PACT therapist
  6. Discuss and use genograms
  7. Demonstrate the skills of GUSS (get, use, synthesis, and summarize) in the first session
  8. Demonstrate advanced skills for working with disorganized partners
  9. Explain the overarching principles for the middle sessions of PACT
  10. Demonstrate advanced skills for the PAI and Toward and Away assessment and intervention
  11. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with beckoning
  12. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with declarations of commitment
  13. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with bending metal
  14. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with collaborative narratives
  15. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with corralling questions
  16. Demonstrate advanced skills for assessment and intervention with PACT posing and staging

After Module 2, you will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with the 5-minute argument
  2. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with “Do you know how?”
  3. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with “What are the 3 or 4 things?”
  4. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with change your partner’s face
  5. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with playing catch
  6. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with “What’s your song?”
  7. Explain the additional principles for the middle sessions of PACT
  8. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with lead with relief
  9. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with level the playing field
  10. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with the deal breaker
  11. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with betrayal
  12. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and intervention with work with projections and projective identification
  13. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for the end session of PACT
  14. Demonstrate the skills for creating a treatment plan
  15. Discuss the distinguishing characteristics of a PACT therapist
  16. Explain the clinical and cultural challenges in adapting PACT for LGBT and multicultural pairings

Terms of Agreement

PACT Level 2 training requires a commitment to attend two 3-day sessions within 12 months. You are financially responsible for the full registration fee of $2095. Please do not join if you believe you cannot fulfill such a commitment. 

Please read our Terms of Service and Cancellation Policy before registering.  

Tax Information can be found here. 

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