$295

Stan Tatkin: Threat, Trauma, & Secure Functioning in Romantic Relationships

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Smith College Conference Center

49 College Lane Northampton

(Far end of campus, by Paradise Pond)

MA 01060

View Map

Event description

Description

8/2/2019 UPDATE - EVENT IS SELLING OUT FAST! ONLY 7 TICKETS LEFT!

When: Friday 11/1 8:30-5 and Saturday 11/2 8:30-5 (note- registration will begin at 8:15/presentation at 9)

Trauma & the PACT Model with Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

It should come as no surprise that trauma presentations in couple therapy are as common as complaints about “communication” and “intimacy.” Furthermore, evidence of trauma is often cloaked from the therapist, even when elicited by interview. Small “t” threats (i.e., threats of a nonviolent, non-life-threatening nature, much like small “t” trauma) in romantic relationships remain largely unexamined in the field, even as they are a ubiquitous problem in adult primary attachment relationships. Small “t” threat is evident in day-to-day interactions between partners in the form of threatening facial expressions, body gestures and movements, and vocal prosody, as well as threatening words and phrases. Small “t” threat is part of the human condition, and we can better understand it through the study of developmental neurobiology, memory, lightning-fast recognition systems, attachment organization, and arousal regulation issues.

This two-day presentation focuses on psychobiological conditions that can lead to the emergence of threat in any romantic partnership. Through clinical video examples, demonstrations, and lectures, we cover how small “t” threat presents and how to prevent it from accruing and becoming a biological or systemic problem. We will also cover relational trauma and complex PTSD, and how small “t” threat combines with and amplifies small “t” trauma in couple therapy. Attendees will learn various interventions for dealing with trauma in partners, as well as how to intervene with acting-out couples.

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Clinician, author, PACT developer, and co-founder of the PACT Institute. Dr. Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. He maintains a private practice in Southern California and leads PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is the author Wired for Dating, Wired for Love, Your Brain on Love, Relationship RX, We Do,andco-author of Love and War in Intimate Relationships.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. List at least five characteristics of a secure-functioning relationship

2. Apply at least three interventions for moving couples toward secure functioning

3. Describe small “t” threat and identify it in session

4. Use at least three interview techniques for getting accurate information from each partner

5. Use at least three interventions for working with trauma victims in couple therapy

6. Employ therapist self-regulation techniques for remaining relaxed and alert when working with highly dysregulated couples

7. Describe brain areas involved in threat detection and appraisal

8. Describe brain areas involved in social-emotional acuity

9. Describe and define attachment organizations and their contribution to threat sensitivity

10. Describe and define arousal states commonly involved in threat behavior and response

11. Define and identify acting-out behaviors and a lack of therapeutic alliance

12. Use at least three interventions for dealing with acting-out behaviors

Agenda:

DAY ONE

9:00—10:00 Introduction to PACT

10:00—11:00 Human Error Potentials

11:00—11:15 Break

11:15—12:15 Attachment

12:15—1:15 Lunch

1:15—2:00 Nervous System Regulation

2:00—3:00 Trauma and the Brain

3:00—3:15 Break

3:15—4:00 Neuroscience of Doing the Right Thing

4:00—5:00 Basic PACT Interviewing Skills

DAY TWO

9:00—10:00 Reading Faces and Deception

10:00—11:00 Trauma, Disorganization, and Personality Disorders

11:00—11:15 Break

11:15—12:15 Working with Trauma

12:15—1:15 Lunch

1:15—2:00 Working with Personality Disorders

2:00—3:00 Advanced Interventions

3:00—3:15 Break

3:15—4:00 Staging

4:00—5:00 Case Consultation (role plays)

Level: Beginning Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled:

NCCT training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Kerry at kerry@northamptoncouplestherapy.com

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the
following professions:

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE
CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for
Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social
Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are
covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses:

As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are
accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized
by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of
Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an
approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing
(Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Grievance Policy:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: your name, email, and phone. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be plenty of parking near the conference center in a designated parking lot and on nearby streets.

Refreshments

Morning and afternoon beverages and snacks will be provided as part of the training cost of admission.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Smith College Conference Center

49 College Lane Northampton

(Far end of campus, by Paradise Pond)

MA 01060

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved