PACT is a fusion of developmental neuroscience, attachment theory and excitation regulation and has a strong therapeutic position that guides clinicians to help couples develop securely functioning relationships. They do this by understanding early attachment and its effect on brain and nervous system development and its impact on current relationship experiences. PACT teaches clinicians how to "catch people in the act of being themselves."
Dr. Tatkin is the world leader in couples therapy and has written three books – A Guide to Love, Love and War and Your Brain for Love on this topic. She has clinical practice in Southern California, teaches at Kaiser Permanente and is a clinical assistant at UCLA. Tatkin developed a psychobiological approach to dual therapy (PACT®) and, together with his wife, Tracy Boldeman-Tatkin, founded the PACT Institute.