Bay Area Gestalt Institute is pleased to announce this daylong workshop with Rich Hycner PhD.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 / 10am - 5pm
Location: Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco.

This workshop will focus on the “relational dance” between therapist and client with an emphasis on how they form an interactive and constantly evolving relational field in which both of their relational developmental strengths and weaknesses get highlighted and played out in the hope of creating a healing connection.  

A central issue in this workshop will be how much the therapist is able to bring their own experience and personhood into the foreground, in the service of highlighting and expanding the client’s experiential possibilities, and facilitating the development of the relationship.  

The workshop will include theory, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own clinical interventions, and be sensitized to exploring previously unexplored dimensions of their relational impact on clients. They will be encouraged to expand their “use of self” within the therapeutic relationship.  

Early Bird Pricing before 09/15: $100 /$80 (interns and students)
After 09/15: $120 / $100 (interns and students)

Register online, or send a check payable BAGI to: Attn: Chris Corey, 425 Gough St. San Francisco, CA 94102


Rich Hycner PhD finds the therapeutic relationship to be an endless source of inspiration and healing. He views the therapist’s presence as an essential medium for exploring the relational and experiential dimensions of therapy.

He is author of Between Person and Person: Toward a Dialogical Psychotherapy and co-author with Lynne Jacobs of The Healing Relationship: A Dialogic/Self Psychology Approach. He and Lynne have also co-edited, Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy.

He has been Co-Director of the Gestalt Training Institute in San Diego and Training Faculty for Erving and Miriam Polster’s Gestalt Training Center. He has conducted relational psychotherapy training workshops in Brazil, Canada, England, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, the U.S., and Wales.

He is in private practice in Solana Beach, CA, intrigued by applying relational theory to couples and individual therapy.