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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 advance your PACT skills?

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.

High-Level Training

PACT Level 2 is a rigorous training program. Some have compared it to a graduate-level course. You will have a number of reading assignments and videos to watch even before the first meeting, and you will have assignments between course modules. These assignments allow you to clarify your understanding of PACT principles and participate more meaningfully while in the live training with instructors and colleagues.

High-Level Participation

PACT is an experiential model of therapy. As a PACT therapist, you must bring your whole self into the therapy room -- face, mind, body. When learning to use PACT, you must do the same in class -- be an engaged, active participant. 

As a result, PACT Level 2 is a highly participatory training. Students get the most out of the training when they engage with their peers and colleagues. The focus and value of the live training is in the practice of new skills and receiving constructive, respectful feedback. 

PACT training encompasses demonstrations, small group processing, large group processing, and role playing, in which you will play a therapist as well as a member of a couple. Participation in these exercises is required, and video cameras must be on throughout the training. Only those who are willing to be active learners and participate in the exercises should register for the training.

Our Inclusive Student Culture at the PACT Institute

When we bring our whole selves into our training – face, mind, body – we also bring our hearts. Everything we do as PACT faculty and staff, we strive to do with kindness, empathy, and respect for all.

In the past year, as the PACT Institute has grown, our training has gained a wider national and international audience from diverse cultures. We have also made a commitment to serve systemically marginalized communities in the field of therapy including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI+). We’re truly honored to teach PACT to therapists with different backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experience. 

While PACT is a highly rigorous and experiential training, our instructors and staff strive to create safe and supportive learning environments. We expect PACT students to join us in wholehearted learning and in their support of a positive and  inclusive student culture for all colleagues.

Rich Training Resources 

PACT Level 2 training includes a comprehensive training manual and an extensive library of videos that accompany each module. Take advantage of these resources before, during, and after training.

When you register, you gain immediate access to course materials so you can watch the videos in advance and fully prepare for the live training. This will help you remain focused and on-topic so you are ready to engage with the material -- and your colleagues in class -- and remember what you learn. Watching the videos at your own pace also helps cut down on screen fatigue.

As a student, you’ll have access to coaches and opportunities in between modules to ask questions and get answers to real-life issues. You’ll also have access to the PACT video library for an entire  year, so you can go back and watch any video even after the training, if you want to review a specific concept or see an intervention in action again. 

Not every video in our library is required watching for Level 2, but we encourage you to take advantage of the rich resources available.

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
  • 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 sponsored by APA, NBCC or NYSED

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


Early Sign Up Advantage

Sign up early for PACT Level 2 training to gain early access to course materials -- including the PACT manual and video library -- so you can be prepared for the live training. 

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 the past year of offering PACT training online.

Because of the work we know you need to prepare for the first module, we will close registration two weeks before the start of Level 2 training. Seats are limited, so sign up early to ensure your spot.

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

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 30 continuing education hours.  

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. 

Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Educational Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Certified Counselors: 


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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