“An Introduction to PACT Therapy” will cover the fundamental aspects of PACT therapy that make it so distinctly different (and arguably more effective!) than other forms of couple’s work. If you have avoided working with couples for fear of the complexity this talk will help excite you to the possibilities and show you a clear and coherent model that is elegantly simple. If you already work with couples and find that there are particular couples, dynamics or situations that you struggle with this talk may help you see how to work in a new and different way that taps implicit learning and deep emotional patterns, creating fast and lasting change.
- Introduction to the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy and the origins of PACT (8 Areas of Influence)
- Three Domains of PACT
- The therapeutic stance of PACT– What are we selling?
- Overview of attachment in children
- Attachment in adult primary/romantic relationships
- Neurobiological components of PACT- triune brain, limbic system, window of tolerance
- 3 types of arousal regulation — Auto, Interactive and Self and how to assess in couples
- Examples of PACT verbal interventions– cross-tracking, cross-questioning, cross-commenting, down the middle, leveling the playing field
- Examples of PACT nonverbal interventions– staging, posing, their song, throw the ball, rolling in/out, lover’s pose, toward and away