Hopes, Fears, Shame and Dignity in the Therapeutic Relationship

Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am Registration
9:00am to 12:00pm Presentation


OU College of Public Health
801 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Map to the OU College of Public Health Auditorium

Registration by Mail

If you prefer to register by mail, please print off the following brochure and mail it with your check to: OSPS, PO Box 12683, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. If you have questions about registration, please email Trish Myers at triciamyers@cox.net.

Lynne Jacobs Brochure

Learning Goals and Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify and explain the dynamic interplay between hope and fear in the clinical process.

2. Recognize the difference between shame anxiety and shame as inspirational.

3. Recognize the interplay of shame and dignity in the therapeutic relationship.


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) and numerous articles in both gestalt and psychoanalytic journals.