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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Clinician, researcher, and couples therapist

Stan Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), which draws on cutting-edge research in neuroscience, attachment theory, and biology.

He is the author of three well-received books about relationship—Wired for Dating, Wired for Love, and Your Brain on Love—and is coauthor of Love and War in Intimate Relationships.

Dr. Tatkin maintains a clinical practice in Calabasas, California, where he uses PACT with couples and individuals. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute to train other psychotherapists to use PACT in their clinical practice.

Dr. Tatkin also teaches and supervises family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as a core member on Relationships First, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.

 

Upcoming Programs

Wired for Love Couple Workshop

August 17 - 19, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Couples Only “People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, clinician, teacher, and developer of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). “We don’t come with manuals that explain and automate the process of getting along.” Even if we did, we aren’t robots: what works for one person or relationship won’t necessarily work for another....

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