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POSTPONED-Jungian Theory of Dreaming and Contemporary Dream Research:
The Research Method Structural Dream Analysis of Jungian Psychotherapy
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $45 – $60
The presenter had to cancel his trip to the U.S. due to unforeseen circumstances.
Presented by Christian Roesler, Ph.D.
In the last decades different authors have offered a series of reconceptualizations of Freud’s original theory of dreaming, which in turn has led to a convergence of contemporary Freudian theories of the dream towards Jung’s understanding of the dream. A specific contribution which Jung made to the theory of dreaming is that in dreams parts of the personality which are not yet integrated, represent areas of conflict, or are traumatic, can appear personified. Utilizing Structural Dream Analysis, a research tool designed to identify the inner structure of meaning from the series of dreams alone, without referring to additional information about the dreamer, we will examine the dreams of different patients, comparing SDA with reports from the patient’s analyst, as a way of deepening our understanding of how dreams function to solve problems and integrate aspects of the personality which have emotional resonance for the patient.
- Describe a major difference between Freud and Jung’s understanding of dreams;
- Describe Structural Dream Analysis and how to apply SDA to the analysis of a patient’s dream;
- Give an example of a dream in which a patient is attempting to find a solution to an emotional conflict or integrate an aspect of the personality.
Christian Roesler, Ph.D., is a professor of clinical psychology at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg, lecturer of analytical psychology at the University of Basel, Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Freiburg and member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institutes in Stuttgart and Zurich. He specializes in work with couples and families and on interpretive research methods. His research and publications focus on analytical psychology and contemporary sciences, couple counseling, postmodern identity construction, narrative research, and media psychology.
This program is part of A Series with Christian Roesler
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