Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

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.

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572300922

Category: Psychology

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.
Categories: Psychology

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group.

Author: Claudio Neri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029238

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 788

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.
Categories: Psychology

Dream Work in Therapy

Dream Work in Therapy

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

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 1591470285

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 305

View: 824

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of 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 ...

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461628439

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 965

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.
Categories: Psychology

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

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 ...

Author: Curtiss Hoffman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612337265

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 538

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.
Categories: Self-Help

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

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.

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136457968

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 418

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.
Categories: Psychology

Dreams Counselling and Healing

Dreams  Counselling and Healing

You may also use the journal to try out the various techniques for working with
dreams. One client expressed her view: I have been having psychotherapy and
have been told to write my dreams down and to try to work out what they mean.

Author: Brenda Mallon

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717168019

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 227

Let your unconscious heal you Listening to your dreams can help you understand the ‘inner’ knowledge your body contains and your dreams express. Our emotions influence the production of healing and destructive opiates within our bodies – our feelings impact our physical well-being. In Dreams, Counselling and Healing, experienced psychotherapist and dream expert Brenda Mallon shows how you can harness your dreams to heal yourself. Using counselling sessions, material from workshops and groupwork and from first-hand accounts, reinforced with an in-depth knowledge of contemporary research in dreams and therapy, Brenda Mallon will help you discover what your unconscious is trying to tell you. Dreams, Counselling and Healing explores how dream content reveals crucial insights that enhance healing in body, mind and spirit. This is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to learn more about the interpretation dreams and their dynamic application to making positive life changes, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Categories: Self-Help

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

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
 ...

Author: Delia Cushway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446225208

Category: Counseling

Page: 160

View: 330

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.
Categories: Counseling

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

The chapter affirms the prime place of dreams in the work of therapy and their
powerful systems of information. It looks at how therapists may begin to work with
dreams in a session, particularly the first dream of a therapy, series of dreams
and ...

Author: Nigel Wellings

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412908027

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 494

`This is an enriching book for readers interested in unconscious psychological processes and who have a predilection for psychotherapy which interfaces psychology, philosophy and spirituality' - Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Transpersonal Psychotherapy recognizes levels of experience that take us beyond our usual sense of self, limited by the content of our personality. Whilst facilitating the emergence of self, it also actively encourages an exploration of transpersonal experience as an integral part of the individuation process. The major work proves a thorough and accessible introduction for students of psychotherapy ad interested others.
Categories: Psychology

The Clinical Use of the Dream in Psychotherapy

The Clinical Use of the Dream in Psychotherapy

Among those chapters omitted were: the use of dreams, Jung on dreams, dreams
and psychopathology, a one person ... I would say that the essays were written by
different people at different times who didn't want their work to be changed, ...

Author: Robert C. Lane

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426993299

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Dreams have captivated human imagination throughout the time. However, in the year 1900, dreams also gained an important place in psychotherapy when Sigmund Freud proposed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. The following book presents an overview of the history of dreams and discusses the shift from the use of latent content to that of the manifest content during dream analysis. Additionally, various methods of dream interpretation, the functions of dreams, differing schools of thought on the utility of dreams, typical dreams, and the biological challenge to dream theory are discussed. From antiquity, the universal phenomena of dreaming has captivated human imagination, confused human logic, and controlled human endeavors. Dreams have been regarded as very important, as messages from the gods, predictive of the future, expiatory of guilt, and the voice of conscience. Shamans, seers, and saints have used dreams to discern the source of sickness or to set the course of nations. Poets, philosophers, and playwrights have sought to plumb the depths of dreams in order to lure audience or readers into the world of fantasy, to play the strings of the emotions, and to recall the unthinkable. Cognitive, information processing, and neuroscientists find in dreams brain activity that can help understand REM, memory consolidation, and the "unconscious" state.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Dream Work

Dream Work

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

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809125250

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 736

Discusses the significance of dreams and describes techniques for using dreams to increase creativity, gain psychological insights, and solve personal problems
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Principles and Techniques of Brief, Intermittent, and Long-Term Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy Robert J. Ursano, ... No patient is able to work with dreams
without being taught how and why , and no patient is able to work effectively with
every ...

Author: Robert J. Ursano

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585627291

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 213

Developing skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy and its techniques is a lifetime endeavor. The third edition of this volume from American Psychiatric Publishing's enduringly popular Concise Guides series serves as an excellent starting point for mastering these vital skills -- skills that can be applied to many other psychiatric treatment modalities, including other psychotherapies, medication management, consultation-liaison psychiatry, outpatient and emergency room assessment and evaluation, and inpatient treatment. In a compact guide -- complete with glossary, indexes, tables, charts, and relevant references -- designed to fit into a lab coat pocket, the authors Provide the clinician with an updated introduction to the concepts and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy, describing their usefulness in other treatments. For example, psychodynamic listening and psychodynamic evaluation are best learned in the context of psychodynamic psychotherapy training but are applicable in many other psychiatric diagnostic and treatment methods. Convey the excitement and usefulness -- as well as the difficulties -- of psychodynamic psychotherapy and its techniques, including case examples. Show the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy in general, and of psychodynamic psychotherapy in particular -- issues of special importance in the evidence-based practice of medicine and mental health care. Explain the advantages -- and limitations -- of each form of psychodynamic psychotherapy: brief, long-term, and intermittent. For example, psychotherapists must be able to recognize patterns of interpersonal interaction without engaging in the "drama." Thus, they must learn to recognize and understand their own reactions as early indicators of events transpiring in the treatment and as potential roadblocks to a successful treatment. Complementing more detailed, lengthier psychiatry texts, this volume's 15 densely informative chapters cover everything from basic principles to patient evaluation, resistance and defense, transference and countertransference, dreams, beginning and termination of treatment, management of practical problems, brief and supportive psychotherapy, and psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder and other severe character pathologies. Mental health care professionals everywhere will turn to this practical guide again and again as an invaluable resource in creating and implementing effective treatment plans for their patients.
Categories: Medical

Knowing the Facts about Dream Work

Knowing the Facts about Dream Work

Dorothy Tennov, Psychotherapy: The Hazardous Cure (AbelardSchuman), Mark
Cosgrove, Psychology Gone Awry ... Granted, we arenever toldnotto, but
whetherwe do dream work or not should be basedonvalid reasonsfor pursuing
the ...

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136840

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 49

View: 569

Dream work claims that our dreams powerfully reflect or influence spiritual, psychological, and even physical realities. Dreams can be explored for psychological insight in psychotherapy; for spiritual insight in "Christian" dream work; or manipulated for occult revelations or "spiritual growth". Dream work may also be used as an adjunct to physical healing. The authors expose the occult potential and examine the major problems and dangers, as well as give a biblical evaluation.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Working out interpersonal conflicts. In the second empty chair alternative, clients
... The Gestalt Approach to Dream Work Dream work was a central component to
traditional Gestalt psychotherapy. Fritz often worked with dreams in workshop ...

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118289044

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 805

"Student-friendly and comprehensive, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the origins, development, and key figures of each major theory and strongly emphasizes the application of these theories in real-world practice. Pedagogical features include opening chapter outlines, "Putting It In Practice" boxes, practitioner reflections, ethical highlights, case examples, as well as chapter summaries, chapter glossaries, and recommended readings and resources. The Second Edition includes a new section on treatment planning in each chapter and increased coverage of multicultural issues. A Study Guide for students is also available (978-0-470-90437-4)"--
Categories: Psychology

Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares

Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares

In this new edition of Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares, Delia Cushway continues in her pursuit to show how dreamwork is not the prerogative of expert psychoanalysts, but a fruitful therapeutic tool that can be explored by all counselors ...

Author: Delia Cushway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446247105

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 946

In this new edition of Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares, Delia Cushway continues in her pursuit to show how dreamwork is not the prerogative of expert psychoanalysts, but a fruitful therapeutic tool that can be explored by all counselors and other practitioners in the helping professions. Emphasizing the idea that dreams are the creation and belonging of the dreamer, this book is steeped in practical hints and tips, vivid case examples and methods of interpreting dream language.
Categories: Psychology

The Variety of Dream Experience

The Variety of Dream Experience

Working. with. Dreams. in. Group. Psychotherapy. Inge Widlund Inge Widlund, a
group therapist, has participated in many of the leadership training programs I
conducted in Sweden over the years. These sessions were designed to prepare
 ...

Author: Montague Ullman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791442551

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 829

Explores the contributions dreams can make to our private and public lives, and outlines methods for safe and effective dream work.
Categories: Psychology

Manual of Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy EXtended Range

Manual of Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy     EXtended Range

WorkIng WIth dreams and other fantasy materIal In his early work, Freud (1900)
referred to dreams as the “royal road to . . . the unconscious” (p. 608). Although
the centrality of the use of dreams in psychoanalytic treatment as the most ...

Author: Fredric N. Busch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135252304

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 230

View: 467

This manual presents a carefully researched, detailed psychodynamic treatment program for the alleviation of a transdiagnostic range of primary Axis I anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and related psychological problems. First exploring the principles of psychodynamic theory and formulation, the authors then present a three-phased process of Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy-Extended Range (PFPP-XR): initial evaluation, interpretation of central conflicts and defense mechanisms, and termination. Each phase is discussed in depth and relies on central case illustrations to demonstrate techniques and results. A subsequent chapter explores how to address complex issues that may arise during the course of treatment. Altogether, this manual not only provides a demonstrated, adaptable approach for anxiety disorders, but also clearly embodies a spirit of research and empiricism heretofore rare in psychodynamic psychotherapies, with an eye toward future development.
Categories: PSYCHOLOGY

Collaborative Psychoanalysis

Collaborative Psychoanalysis

Disregard of Dream Data in Psychotherapy Work with Dreams Not Always a
Priority Working with dreams expands the capacity for associative and
interpretive activities . By cultivating skill in exploring feeling , work with dreams
enhances the ...

Author: Walter Bonime

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863298X

Category: Medical

Page: 410

View: 220

This book describes the individual's internal struggle for and against personality change, and the dynamic processes the foster or impede such change. Also investigated is how working with dreams advances the realistic discerning of one's self.
Categories: Medical

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

Her attempts to cope with issues of being-in-a-relationship with a man are
reflected in her dream, together with the many ... However, at this point, I want to
suggest a main developmental paradigm in working with dreams, which may
help ...

Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119979975

Category: Psychology

Page: 728

View: 233

A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice
Categories: Psychology