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CC11 Workshop 16 – Nobody Knows What They’re Talking About! Utilizing Bottom-Up Interventions for Reliability and Effectiveness with Couples (Audio Only)

This workshop explains and proves the meaning of the title, that romantic partners mostly do not know what they are doing or why. This is because partners are moving toward and away from one another in accordance of their internal working models, their anticipatory neurobiological systems, and their moment-to-moment experience of safety and or threat. These systems are extremely fast-acting and operate below ordinary cognition or knowing.  In the absence of knowing, partners must confabulate in order to explain their behaviors and the consequences of behaviors. Attendees will learn how to work with this phenomena of “not knowing” from a psychobiological perspective and will learn so-called “bottom-up” interventions for bypassing ordinary cognitive mechanism that can distract and misdirect the therapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Utilize at least three methods for exposing and assessing psychobiological processes in couples.
  2. Utilize at least three bottom-up interventions to use with couples in distress.


Product Details
Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Workshop
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2011
Stan Tatkin
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 Hours 05 Minutes
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 01, 2011
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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT®). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice.

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