Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D.

LYNNE JACOBS, PH.D. California Psychology license # PSY 6448

1626 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 729-5202

Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D., lives in two psychotherapy worlds. She is co-founder of the Pacific Gestalt Institute and also a training and supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She has written numerous articles for gestalt therapists and psychoanalytic therapists. She has a private practice in Los Angeles. She is also involved with the Soldiers Project in Los Angeles.


Individual therapy and psychoanalysis with adults


PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, 1978
PsyD, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1995


Psychoanalytic Publications Jacobs, L. (1996). Shame in the therapeutic dialogue. The Voice of Shame: Silence and Connection in Psychotherapy, 297.

Jacobs, L. (1998). Optimal responsiveness and intersubjective relating. Optimal Responsiveness: How Therapists Heal Their Patients, ed. HA Bacal. Northvale, NJ: Aronson, 191-212.

Jacobs, L. Pathways to a relational worldview. In Goldfried, M. (2001).

How therapists change: Personal and professional reflections: American Psychological Association Washington, DC., pp. 271-288

Jacobs, L. (2007). From the Couch: Trauma and Recovery after Analytic Impingement. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2(4), 405-422.

Jacobs, L. (2008). Dialogue, Confirmation, and the Good. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 3(4), 409-431.

Jacobs, L. (2009). From selfojects to dialogue: A Journey through the Intersubjective Field. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1159(1 Self and Systems Explorations in Contemporary Self Psychology), 106-121.

Gestalt Publications

Alexander, R., Brickman, B., Jacobs, L., Trop, J., & Yontef, G. (1992).

Transference Meets Dialogue. The Gestalt Journal, 15(2), 61-108.

Hycner, R., & Jacobs, L. (1995). The healing relationship in gestalt therapy: A dialogic/self psychology approach: Gestalt Journal Press Highland, NY.

Jacobs, L. (2000). Respectful Dialogues. interview in British Gestalt Journal, 9(2), 105-116.

Jacobs, L. (1996). Shame in the therapeutic dialogue. The Voice of Shame: Silence and Connection in Psychotherapy, 297.

Jacobs, L. (2001). Pathways to a relational worldview. In M. Goldfried (Ed.), How therapists change: Personal and professional reflections (pp. 271-288). Washington, DC: APA.

Jacobs, L. (2003). Ethics of Context and Field: The Practices of Care, Inclusion and Openness to Dialogue. British Gestalt Journal, 12(2).

Jacobs, L. (2005). For whites only. In T. Levine Bar-Yoseph (Ed.), The bridge: Dialogues across cultures (pp. 225-244). New Orleans: Gestalt Institute Press.

Jacobs, L. Musings of a Master: Erv Polster (2006) in interview with Lynne Jacobs Recorded at the GANZ Conference, Melbourne, September 8th. Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand, 3(2), 8.

Jacobs, L. (2006). That Which Enables-Support as Complex and Contextually Emergent. BRITISH GESTALT JOURNAL, 15(2), 10.

Jacobs, L. (2009). Relationality: Foundational assumptions. In D. a. W. Ullman, G. (Ed.), Cocreating the field: Intention and practice in the age of complexity. New York: Gestalt Press/Routledge.


Open Close