PYC 730: The Dream in Clinical Practice

Synonym:

66251 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Theodore Ellenhorn

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/30 - 1/31 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year IV students from December 10 -16; open to all other students on December 17.

This weekend course explores the use of dreams in clinical work from a variety of perspectives. Cultural and historical perspectives on dreams, dreamers, and dream interpreters will be discussed. Empirical human and animal dream studies and contemporary neurophysiological research will be reviewed. From a psychodynamic view, we will consider dreams as diagnostic indicators of psychic structure and content, facilitators of deeper and more authentic communication, as objects of mutual exploration, as retreats and advances, as well as serving as the "royal road to the unconscious." Participants will be asked to bring in dream specimens from a variety of sources: literature, film and television, clients, and their own.