GTILA presents a series of salons which provide an opportunity to learn about some aspect of Gestalt Therapy in a relaxed, informal setting.  Salons are free and participants may receive CEUs for a minimal fee.  All people interested in Gestalt Therapy are welcome to attend Salons. GTILA does not discriminate in its education or membership activities based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Dialogue and Dignity

Led by Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

3:00 – 4:30 PM, Pacific Time


A patient’s sense of dignity is never far from my mind when I’m having conversations with my patients.There is an overall felt sense that all of our conversations are navigations through the waters of dignity and indignity. Our patients can engage in good quality contact if we are available for it. Conversation that makes a healing difference is almost never easy. It stretches our capacity for presence, our willingness to enter into painful realms of experience, and our commitment to dialogue.

Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D., has long been interested in the relational dimension of psychotherapy, and in integrating humanistic theories with contemporary psychoanalytic theories. She is also interested in what it means to practice as a white therapist in culturally diverse environments. Both a gestalt therapist and a psychoanalyst, she is a co-founder of PGI and faculty analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. She teaches at ICP, and teaches gestalt therapists locally, nationally, and internationally. She has published two books (with Rich Hycner) as well as numerous articles in both gestalt and psychoanalytic journals.

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