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Creating and Nurturing a Relationship with Psyche:
Dream Work in Therapy and Analysis
An Experiential Group for Clinicians
October 18, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:45 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 6, 2017
Presented by Pamela Freundl Kirst, Ph.D.
By Instructor Consent
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul.”
Working deeply with one’s own dreams is a pathway to working with the dreams of others. This course is organized as a group experience where participants will each have the opportunity to share and explore personal dreams within a safe and protected space. The analyst leader and group will support each member as they journey into the personal and symbolic meaning of a dream.
The intention is to facilitate a deeper understanding of our being and to enhance our connection to psyche. This self-understanding and connection can then become an avenue for developing our ability to work with the dreams of clients. In addition to the group meetings, each group member will be given an opportunity for an individual meeting with the instructor.
- Describe what is meant by a “dream field.”
- Describe what is meant by “gathering associations” to a dream.
- Describe what is meant by amplification when working with a dream.
- Describe the meaning and importance of an initial dream.
- Give an example of how dreams can reflect cultural experiences.
- Identify a way to distinguish between a personal and an archetypal dream
- Describe why it may be important to know when a dream occurred.
- Describe how dreams can facilitate psychological development.
- Give a clinical example of how to understand sexual images from a symbolic perspective.
- Give an example of how “shadow” may manifest in a dream.
- Describe what is meant by anima and give an example of how the anima might appear in a dream.
- Describe what is meant by animus and give an example of how the animus might appear in a dream.
- Identify 2 ways in which sharing a dream with others may facilitate understanding the meaning of the dream.
- Describe why having a dreamer write dreams down can be an important practice.
Pamela Freundl Kirst, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology, UCLA. Her publications include “The God of Missing Articles” and “Turning Points in a Life: Stand, Circle, Spin, Spiral” in Psychological Perspectives. Her interests include the creative process, and mothering and mother issues.
Psychologists/LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.