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Fixed Relational Styles and New Thinking about Transference in Gestalt Therapy - Lynn Jacobs, Ph.D.


$180 for 6 CEs

$150 Students and those who will not receive CEs

Reading materials

Provided to those who RSVP.


This presentation will take place in Santa Maria.


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10:00-10:30 am. Introductions and traditional views of transference from both psychoanalytic and gestalt perspectives.

10:30-11:30 am. Exploring old and new concepts of transference operationally in group process.

11:30-11:45 am. Break

11:45 am-1:00 pm. Group process exploring bridging old and new perspectives.

1:00-1:45 pm. Lunch

1:45-3:15 pm. Expanding on new concepts of enduring relational themes.

3:15-3:30 pm. Break

3:30-5:00  pm. Group process exploring using new perspectives clinically.

5:00- 5:15 pm. Wrapping up, Quiz, Program Evaluation

Learning Goals

1). Participants will differentiate traditional and historic psychoanalytic and gestalt perspectives on transference.

2). Participants will contrast historic psychoanalytic and gestalt approaches to transference with a current model of “enduring relational themes.”

3). Participants will be able to discuss how psychopathology is a field process, not an individual patient-oriented process.

4). Participants will have the opportunity to practice new skills in identifying and approaching enduring relational themes.

5). Participants will be able to recognize how their personal reactions to their patients are a valuable part of the relational field.

6). Participants will practice new strategies for interacting with patients when enduring relational themes emerge in therapy.


1). Franscesetti, Gianni. From individual symptoms to psychopathological fields. Toward a field perspective on clinical human suffering. British Gestalt Journal, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, pp 5-19.

2). Jacobs, Lynne, Ph.D. Relationality: Foundational Assumptions. Published as “Pathways to a relational worldview” In How Therapists Change, Goldfriend, M (Ed), 2001. American Psychological Association Press. Washington DC.

3). Jacobs, Lynne, Ph.D. Hopes, Fears, and Enduring Relational Themes. British Gestalt Journal, Vol 26, No 1, 2017. Pp 7-16.

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Earlier Event: June 8
CARE - Consultation Group
Later Event: August 9
APA Convention