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When: 10/12/2018
12:00 PM
Where: UT Campus, AT & T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78705
United States

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October Monthly Meeting 

"An Introduction to PACT Therapy"

Presenter:  Krista Jordan, Ph.D., ABPP

October 12, 2018  from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

1.5 Hours of Professional Development Offered

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"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.  


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Introduction to the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy and the origins of PACT (8 Areas of Influence) 
  2.  Three Domains of PACT  
  3. The therapeutic stance of PACT-- What are we selling? 
  4. Overview of attachment in children
  5. Attachment in adult primary/romantic relationships
  6. Neurobiological components of PACT- triune brain, limbic system, window of tolerance
  7. 3 types of arousal regulation -- Auto, Interactive and Self and how to assess in couples
  8. Examples of PACT verbal interventions-- cross-tracking, cross-questioning, cross-commenting, down the middle, leveling the playing field
  9. Examples of PACT nonverbal interventions-- staging, posing, their song, throw the ball, rolling in/out, lover's pose, toward and away
About the Presenter: 
Dr. Jordan obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1996. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American  Board of Professional Psychology and has served as an examiner for that board on numerous occasions. Dr. Jordan has been studying with Dr. Stan Tatkin, the originator of PACT, since 2009 and is one of only 3 Level 3 PACT trained couples therapists in Austin. She is passionate about training and has several post-doctoral residents under her tutelage at any given time as well as supervising undergraduate and graduate psychology students from Texas State University. Originally allergic to treating couples, Dr. Jordan has come to see her work with PACT as shoring up the most basic unit of society, the romantic pair bond. She feels honored to participate in helping these dyads to strengthen their connection, thereby creating a union that can enhance everyone that comes in contact with it. Working with couples is now one of her greatest joys!


$20/Member or $10/student

Meeting Location and Parking: 

The meeting will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705). The CAPA meeting room will be on the second floor overlooking the restaurant and is glassed in. Go through the restaurant and take a right to the stairs to the second floor, to Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 or go to the end of the buffet line and then take the elevator to the second floor and the meeting room is right there. You can also access the new meeting rooms 1 and 2 via the "grand stairway” to the second floor and going past the length of the restaurant on the floor below.   

There is a parking garage in the hotel, or you can use metered street parking if you prefer. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to the event in order for a refund to be processed. Cancellations received after that time will have a refund processed.

Please note online registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. In order to expedite certificate distribution following monthly meetings, we request that you pre-pay online no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. If you prefer to register by check, please mail your payment to CAPA @ PO Box 1448, Cedar Park, TX 78630 postmarked no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. Those who pre-register as noted will receive expedited PD certificate distribution. On-site registrants will be processed within 7 business days. All PD certificates will be emailed to signed in attendees. Thank you!  

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