Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

This accessible volume integrates the latest research on sleep and dreaming with a cognitive-experiential psychotherapeutic perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to dream interpretation.

Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572300927

Page: 262

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Working with dreams in therapy can help clients establish a focus and reach core issues quickly, and can play an important clinical role in both brief and long-term therapeutic relationships. This accessible volume integrates the latest research on sleep and dreaming with a cognitive-experiential psychotherapeutic perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to dream interpretation. In clear, jargon-free prose, elucidated by extensive case material, the author presents a three-stage model of dream interpretation based on the premises that dreams reflect waking life, that their meaning is best understood in a collaborative effort between client and therapist, and that both cognitions and emotions are important in this process. An Appendix contains a reproducible, self-guided manual on dream interpretation featuring step-by-step instructions and worksheets. This Appendix is an ideal resource for therapists to use with clients.

Dream Work in Therapy

This book discusses the theoretical basis of the model and provides clear instructions for implementing it in practice.

Dream Work in Therapy

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591470281

Page: 305

View: 166

In Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action, distinguished researchers and clinicians explore Clara E. Hill's cognitive-experiential model for working with dreams. This book discusses the theoretical basis of the model and provides clear instructions for implementing it in practice. Through the use of valuable clinical examples, chapter authors present extensions of the model in specific settings and populations, such as groups, men, the bereaved, and nightmare sufferers. Of particular interest to readers will be the last part of the book, which describes how to train therapists to use the model and provides a detailed review of the model's empirical research. This approach offers therapists and their clients a structured but flexible method for maximizing the therapeutic benefits of working with dreams.

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

3: All the piles of work to be done had been removed. Every morning I enter my
office around 5 A.M. (or begin work at that hour on weekends at home). I am
always surrounded by piles of things—on the floor, on bookshelves, on tables, on
my ...

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628431

Page: 232

View: 406

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams, by Clark Moustakas, presents a fresh model for the effective integration of dreamwork in humanistically oriented psychotherapy. The existential-phenomenological emphasis opens channels of conscious awareness that enable people in therapy and in everyday living to awaken to their own visions, hopes, and dreams. The internal shadows and fires of individual consciousness come to light in therapy and in dreams and invite self-resources and self-directions for change in self-growth and in significant relationships. An Existential Model is presented in detail as a guide to effective psychotherapy. With slight modification, the Model is also applicable to an understanding and interpretation of one's own dreams as well as the dreams of people who are in therapy. Through existential awareness and reflective thinking, the reader is encouraged to discover constructive challenges and paradoxes that connect dreams with waking life and lead to the discovery of creative possibilities for work and living. The existential approach to psychotherapy and dream interpretation is explicated through examples of phenomenological interviewing, use of description in lifting out horizons and core meanings, and analysis of core themes that intimately embrace the self. Existential philosophy recognizes mystery encompasses the unknown and unpredictable and asserts that regardless of past suffering and impoverishment, the potentials for health and well-being are within reach. The Existential Model offers a practical methodology and a set of guides for achieving these goals and finding a future that moves beyond the restraints and rejections that have resulted from choosing the wrong path for identity expression and selfhood. The person is the central catalyst for decision and action and retains control over her or his own destiny.

Cognitive Therapy and Dreams

Expanded from a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, this volume contains some of the most interesting and promising work on dreams coming from therapists and researchers working at the crossroads of cognitive therapy ...

Cognitive Therapy and Dreams

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826147462

Page: 224

View: 638

Expanded from a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, this volume contains some of the most interesting and promising work on dreams coming from therapists and researchers working at the crossroads of cognitive therapy and other systemsófrom a reprint of Beck's only article on cognition and dreams to the influence of modern neurobiology on the use of dreams in cognitive therapy. These chapters provide a meta-theory of drams that is unique to the cognitive perspective. As such, they begin the process of generating a comprehensive cognitive model of dream work that includes cognitive, affective, physical and behavioral features from which future research and clinical innovations can be built.

Dream Work

Discusses the significance of dreams and describes techniques for using dreams to increase creativity, gain psychological insights, and solve personal problems

Dream Work

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809125258

Page: 280

View: 597

Discusses the significance of dreams and describes techniques for using dreams to increase creativity, gain psychological insights, and solve personal problems

Waking Dream Therapy

This inner journey reveals new directions and jolts the person to change. The book also contains a history of imagination; instructions for the process; examples of waking dreams; and the meaning of symbols.

Waking Dream Therapy

Author: Gerald N. Epstein

Publisher: Gerald Epstein

ISBN: 9781883148034

Page: 237

View: 730

For the past one hundred years, psychotherapy has neglected the inner world of image in favor of words. Now, Dr. Gerald Epstein presents the next evolution in therapy -- Waking Dream.Epstein's approach is brief, effective and powerful. Waking Dream Therapy uses mental imagery to journey inward. The explorer starts from a waking state and via imagination, reenters a night dream fragment to explore the dream. This inner journey reveals new directions and jolts the person to change. The book also contains a history of imagination; instructions for the process; examples of waking dreams; and the meaning of symbols. It appeals both to clinicians and to anyone who seeks self-transformation.

Dreams as a Tool in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Similarly , basic psychoanalytic dream theory teaches us about dream formation
and dream work . The analyst ... This second step in working with dreams is part
of what I call the theory of technique of dream interpretation . It consists of the ...

Dreams as a Tool in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Author: Vincenzo Conigliaro

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN:

Page: 407

View: 595

"This book is a 'royal road' to knowledge and technique for all those interested in developing and refining their therapeutic skills in working with dreams. Dr. Conigliaro's masterful treatise brings the unconscious alive by giving instructive and vivid examples of his particular technique. His psychodynamic, phenomenological, and existential approach brings dream work into the 21st century without diminishing its classical origins. Must reading for the mental health professional." -- Albert J. Brok, Ph.D.

The Herald Dream

These dreams 'herald' the trajectory of the treatment and can be interpreted in the service of psychodynamic diagnosis and prognosis.The book melds aspects of Jungian dream analysis, with neo-Freudian analytic thought, current ...

The Herald Dream

Author: Richard Kradin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429906757

Page: 170

View: 200

This monograph focuses on a systemic approach to dream interpretation and the unique importance of the initial dream. The first dream reported in a psychoanalytic therapy session poignantly encapsulates the major issues that the patient brings to the treatment. These dreams 'herald' the trajectory of the treatment and can be interpreted in the service of psychodynamic diagnosis and prognosis.The book melds aspects of Jungian dream analysis, with neo-Freudian analytic thought, current neurobiological concepts, and Buddhist psychology, to yield a rich and powerful understanding of how dreams symbolize the multifaceted aspects of the psyche. Multiple examples of initial dreams are discussed in detail, with suggestions for how they can inform the analytic stance and serve as objects for analysis over the course of a treatment.

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

It was also clear to me, however, that these experiences did not translate
regularly into students reporting greater comfort in working with dreams in the
context of psychotherapy. Perhaps, I often reflected, the encounter with the power
of ...

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

Author: Curtiss Hoffman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612337260

Page: 186

View: 677

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain.

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

We began our work on dreams with a lot of information about the historical and
current theories of dreams but only one basic assumption, namely, that dreams
are the creation of the dreamer. As with any creative product, dreams both reveal
 ...

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

Author: Delia Cushway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446225202

Page: 160

View: 819

Treads a useful path between the nonsensical over-analysis and over-generalization that one tends to get from the more tabloid approach, and the dry academic stance that could rob the material of its creative potential... The authors are enthusiastic and creative enough to make this a useful book for a variety of professionals, producing concrete description for those who need this and ideas for others... it makes clear that there are structured and pragmatic ways of working with this material that can deepen insight and produce more creative use of the therapy setting... an enjoyable and useful read for a wide variety of professionals' - "Journal of Mental Health " This practical, eclectic guide points out that dreams are not the prerogative of psychoanalysts, and is the first to provide counsellors with a model and techniques for working with their clients' dreams and nightmares. Using case examples throughout, the authors demonstrate that, used with sensitivity, dreamwork can prove a fruitful therapeutic tool. The emphasis is on the fact that dreams are the creation of, and belong' to, the dreamer and that they offer a powerful means of access to an individual's emotional and creative life. Chapters describe objective methods of understanding and interpreting dream language and symbols, and vivid subjective methods by which clients can be encouraged to experience the emotional content of the dream in the counselling session. Different types of nightmare are defined and separate guidelines are outlined for working with and alleviating nightmare distress. Guidance is also given on how to deal with post-traumatic nightmares, night terrors and children's nightmares.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

This dream illustrates the type of troubling and vivid dream that clients often bring
into therapy. It also shows why therapists need to work with dreams in therapy.
The first form of psychotherapy might have been dream interpretation.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136457968

Page: 444

View: 607

The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) is devoted to the development and dissemination of research, as well as the integration of empirical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge in psychotherapy. A highlight of the SPR annual meeting is the presidential address, wherein the president delivers what many view as the most important presentation of their career. In Visions of Psychotherapy, Bernhard Strauss, Jacques Barber, and Louis Castonguay, three recent past presidents, compile the preceding 20 presidential addresses from SPR into a single volume. Then, the living presidents (19 of the 20) comment on how the visions they described in their addresses have developed over time.

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

CHAPTER 3 Dream - telling as a Request for Containment in Group Therapy The
Royal Road through the Other Robi Friedman The traditional , intrapersonal way
of working with dreams can be enriched by an interpersonal approach ...

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Author: Claudio Neri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029233

Page: 304

View: 240

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group. It covers the major theoretical perspectives for their understanding, as well as representing different psychological schools and their approaches to the technical issues of group dream therapy.

Dream Analysis in Psychotherapy

Rather than focusing on the content of dreams , they present a processbased
method for using dreams as an adjunct to conjoint therapy . Dreams are viewed
as pictures of feelings and as guides to the dynamics operating within each
family ...

Dream Analysis in Psychotherapy

Author: Lillie Weiss

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN:

Page: 133

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The Interpretation of Dreams in Clinical Work

These brief comments reflect the fact that many so - called traditional analysts
regard the work presented under the rubric of self - state dreams as
psychotherapy rather than psychoanalysis . They consider the kind of empathic
attention to the ...

The Interpretation of Dreams in Clinical Work

Author: Arnold Rothstein

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN:

Page: 229

View: 139

Dreaming

'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement

Dreaming

Author: David Foulkes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Page: 221

View: 136

'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement

Effective Psychotherapy for Patient and Therapist

For example , early in the treatment a patient reported a dream about being in a
new classroom as a reaction to being in psychotherapy . Working with dreams
triggers further reactions from the patient ' s unconscious . Dreams are not sought
 ...

Effective Psychotherapy for Patient and Therapist

Author: Jules Meisler

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Page: 196

View: 485

This highly practical work is an indispensible guide for patients undergoing treatment who would like a better idea of what to expect, laypersons considering psychotherapy and wondering if it is right for them, and therapists wishing to reduce their own anxiety and maximize effectiveness of treatment. Meisler gives specific directions for the application of both old and new psychotherapeutic techniques, within the context of a dynamic attitude toward treatment. He covers attitudes needed by both patient and therapist upon entering a therapeutic situation, character armor and the erosion of defenses, major interventions, and basic issues from problems commonly encountered in psychotherapy to the process of ending treatment.

Healing Dream and Ritual

C A Meier investigates the ancient Greek understanding of dreams and dreaming, Antique incubation and concomitant rituals.

Healing Dream and Ritual

Author: C. A. Meier

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856307273

Page: 160

View: 202

C A Meier investigates the ancient Greek understanding of dreams and dreaming, Antique incubation and concomitant rituals. In this greatly expanded version of his classic work, Ancient Incubation and Modern Psychotherapy, Meier compares Asklepian divine medicine with our own contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches to dreaming. He elucidates how the healing cure was found in the very core of illness itself -- a fact of invaluable significance today in both medicine and psychology. In helping us to recognise the suprapersonal aspects of illness, the dream is shown to reveal a transcendental path to healing.

The New Science of Dreaming

To sleep , perchance to dream ” ... on the couch : The interpersonal nature of
dreams and other dissociative processes : A case ... Working with dreams in
psychotherapy . ... Dream work in therapy : Facilitating exploration , insight , and
action .

The New Science of Dreaming

Author: Deirdre Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780275990473

Page: 341

View: 207

Long term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

In psychotherapeutic work with dreams , numerous resistances may emerge .
Patients may view the therapist as a soothsayer who can discern the true
meaning of the dream without the patient ' s help . Some patients may say they
have no ...

Long term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Author: Glen O. Gabbard

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 210

View: 520

One in a series of primers responding to the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee's mandate that all psychiatric residents be trained to competency in five different psychotherapies. It could also be used in courses for other mental health and helping profession students.