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

View: 641

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.

Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors

This book is a comprehensive textbook appropriate for courses on psychology and dreams. Readers who are interested in dreamwork methods but have not previously worked in the field will find the information accessible, concise, and clear.

Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares  14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors

Author: Jacquie E. Lewis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440841284

Page: 281

View: 412

Both a manual on the various methods for working with dreams and an easily understandable description about dreamwork methods and PTSD nightmares for general readers, this book will benefit psychotherapists, counselors, academics, and students. • Summarizes dreamwork theories and describes techniques that counselors and psychotherapists can use whether their clients presents one dream, a recurring dream, or a nightmare • Presents clear and concise explanations from top professionals on how their methods can be applied to uncover the deeper meaning of dreams, accompanied by illustrative examples for the reader • Explains how various practical dreamwork methods are informed by clinical theories

Dream Wisdom

When psychotherapists have received supervision or psychotherapy emphasizing dreams, they are most likely to use dream work in their own practice.26 ...

Dream Wisdom

Author: Alan B. Siegel

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307785777

Page: 368

View: 691

During times of crisis and trauma, as well as transition—beginning or ending a relationship, facing illness, changing jobs, leaving home, dealing with loss —dreams can be a valuable resource for problem solving. Make smart decisions during these critical times with the practical and engaging insight of DREAM WISDOM. This handbook shows you how to use your dreams—and nightmares—as a guide to understanding your unconscious feelings and needs and includes tools for learning dream recall, an explanation of common dream symbols, and more than 140 actual turning-point dreams, all analyized to reveal their hidden meaning. DREAM WISDOM will enhance your ability to interpret your inner feelins and resolve major challenges, turning the difficult passages of life into opportunitites for growth and success.• Analyzes dreams about relationships, expectant mothers, separation and divorce, work, grief and healing, and midlife.• Includes instructions for creating a dream journal, incubating problem-solving dreams, and setting up dream groups.• An accessible means of tapping into an often-unexplored part of the mind.Reviews“Innovative and beautifully researched. Alan Siegel is a refreshing and articulate advocate of psychotherapeutic dream analysis” —San Francisco Chronicle“This book CAN change your life if you focus on your dreams as turning points.” — Association for Humanistic Psychology Perspective“Excellent . . . This is a book that can be confidently recommended to anyone wanting to draw on the wisdom of their dreams” —The California Psychologist“A uniquely positive look at dreams through the lifespan.”— Robert van de Castle Professor Emeritus University of Virginia and author of Our Dreaming Mind

Skills in Gestalt Counselling Psychotherapy

WORKING. WITH. DREAMS. Perls stated that dreams were the 'royal road to integration' (1969: 71). He believed that adream is not simply unfinishedbusiness ...

Skills in Gestalt Counselling   Psychotherapy

Author: Phil Joyce

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297969

Page: 320

View: 998

This practical guide to the Gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in Gestalt practice. Now in its third edition, the book includes: · New chapters on working with trauma, and building client resources · New material on depression and anxiety · Expanded content on working with more challenging client issues · Integration of leading ideas from contemporary trauma therapies. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Perls described dreamwork as “messages” that reflect a client's place at a certain time. Unlike psychoanalysts, Gestalt clinicians do not interpret clients' ...

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483356434

Page: 824

View: 787

This breakthrough edition of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach, by Elsie Jones-Smith, sets a new standard in counseling theories books. The Second Edition goes beyond expert coverage of traditional and social constructivist theories with coverage of more contemporary approaches to psychotherapy, including individual chapters on spirituality and psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and the expressive arts therapies. In every chapter, the case study of a preadolescent boy demonstrates how each theory can be applied in psychotherapy. Up to date and easy to read, the book engages readers with inner reflection questions that help them apply the theories to the lives of their clients and shows them how to develop their own integrative approach to psychotherapy.

A Study of Brief Psychotherapy

Feeling of unreality: disappeared completely. Compulsive work: no longer works ... (new course Dreams Able to be a good mother her- of treatment) 24 self.

A Study of Brief Psychotherapy

Author: D. Malan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146134395X

Page: 312

View: 505

The original aim of the present work, which was initiated by Dr. Michael Balint, was to explore Brief Psychotherapy carried out by psycho-analysts who are relatively skilled and experienced. To this has been added an attempt to reconcile the 'clinical' and 'objective' approaches to psychodynamic material, by treating clinical judgements exactly as rigorously as is appropriate, no more and no less. A review of previous work leads to little definite conclusion. A complete spectrum of views can be found, from the most 'conservative' (e.g. brief psychotherapy is only effective in the mildest and most recent illnesses; the technique used should be superficial-any attempt to go 'deeper' will lead to long-term therapy; and the results are only palliative) to the most 'radical' (seriously ill patients can be extensively helped by a technique containing most of the essential elements of long-term methods such as psycho-analysis). The present work is based essentially on the therapies of nineteen patients, treated by a team of therapists under the leader ship of Dr. Balint. The study is largely retrospective, but it is designed to fill some of the important gaps to be found in the literature: 1. Detailed case histories are given of all patients treated; 2. Particular attention is paid to long follow-up; 3. A method of assessing therapeutic results has been developed which is regarded as psychodynamically valid and is based on published evidence; 4. The relation is examined between outcome and (a) the characteristics of patients, (b) the characteristics of technique.

The Clinical Use of the Dream in Psychotherapy

dreamwork. The work of the censorship is merely to prevent unconscious wishes from entering the preconscious, or from linking up with preconscious wishes” ...

The Clinical Use of the Dream in Psychotherapy

Author: Robert C. Lane

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426993285

Page: 384

View: 879

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.

Working with Developmental Anxieties in Couple and Family Psychotherapy

Dream and phantasy material may also give access to unconscious phantasies ... While dreams are not always available from partners in couple psychotherapy, ...

Working with Developmental Anxieties in Couple and Family Psychotherapy

Author: Penny Jools

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351627007

Page: 230

View: 871

The family begins with the parental couple; it is they who create the family. This book explores the way in which the child or any member of the family can carry unresolved projections arising from the parents’ families of origin: their family within, and the difficulties this internal family presents for the therapist. The model developed in this book explores psychoanalytically based ideas about infant development and applies them to the internal world of couples and families. It presents both a clear explanation of these theories as well as case histories that show how these ideas work in practice. The developmental model presented offers an original perspective on the wide range of problems that many couple and family therapists struggle with. These problems can be understood in the context of the family within, the way in which the family of origin dynamics have been internalised. This shared understanding between the couple and family and the therapist provides a path to greater maturity and therefore a greater capacity to cope with life’s vicissitudes. Working with Developmental Anxieties in Couple and Family Psychotherapy presents both a clear theoretical framework for understanding the development of the couple and family, and a practical application for these ideas. Case studies bring the model to life through illustrating both the problems of the family or couple and the difficulties of the work. It will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, couples and family therapists.

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

that if the person can dream , then he can ' digest ' facts and so learn from ... For such hostility would be likely to inhibit dream - work a , and in so ...

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Author: Claudio Neri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029233

Page: 304

View: 554

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.

Dialogic Formations

The generalizability of the psychodynamic concept of the working alliance. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 16, 252–260. Bordin, E. S. (1983).

Dialogic Formations

Author: Marie-Cécile Bertau

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623960398

Page: 361

View: 757

This volume understands itself as an invitation to follow a fundamental shift in perspective, away from the self-contained ‘I’ of Western conventions, and towards a relational self, where development and change are contingent on otherness. In the framework of ‘Dialogical Self Theory’ (Hermans & Hermans-Konopka, 2010; Hermans & Gieser, 2012), it is precisely the forms of interaction and exchange with others and with the world that determine the course of the self’s development. The volume hence addresses dialogical processes in human interaction from a psychological perspective, bringing together previously separate theoretical traditions about the ‘self’ and about ‘dialogue’ within the innovative framework of Dialogical Self Theory. The book is devoted to developmental questions, and so broaches one of the more difficult and challenging topics for models of a pluralist self: the question of how the dynamics of multiplicity emerge and change over time. This question is explored by addressing ontogenetic questions, directed at the emergence of the dialogical self in early infancy, as well as microgenetic questions, addressed to later developmental dynamics in adulthood. Additionally, development and change in a range of culture-specific settings and practices is also examined, including the practices of mothering, of migration and cross-cultural assimilation, and of ‘doing psychotherapy’.

Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

Experiencing in Dreams. Psychotherapy, Theory, Research, and Practice, 15(3): 292-298. Hendricks, M. N. (1984). A Focusing Group: Model for a New Kind of ...

Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

Author: Eugene T. Gendlin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505627

Page: 317

View: 496

Examining the actual moment-to-moment process of therapy, this volume provides specific ways for therapists to engender effective movement, particularly in those difficult times when nothing seems to be happening. The book concentrates on the ongoing client therapist relationship and ways in which the therapist's responses can stimulate and enable a client's capacity for direct experiencing and "focusing." Throughout, the client therapist relationship is emphasized, both as a constant factor and in terms of how the quality of the relationship is manifested at specific times. The author also shows how certain relational responses can turn some difficulties into moments of relational therapy.

Collected Works of C G Jung Volume 16

Practice of Psychotherapy C. G. Jung ... 87 Infinitely varied are the contents of the initial dreams, that is, the dreams that come at the outset of the ...

Collected Works of C G  Jung  Volume 16

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851009

Page: 416

View: 128

Essays on aspects of analytical therapy, specifically the transference, abreaction, and dream analysis. Contains an additional essay, "The Realities of Practical Psychotherapy," found among Jung's posthumous papers.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Clinical experience indicates that dreams offer us a window into the unconscious. ... When working in a predominantly supporting mode, we generally do not ...

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Author: Deborah L. Cabaniss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119141990

Page: 448

View: 413

An updated and expanded new edition of a widely-used guide to the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cabaniss’ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual, 2nd Edition provides material for readers to apply immediately in their treatment of patients.

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

I picked up the cordless phone and tried calling work, but I couldn't remember the number. Finally I got through and C., this other girl in my office, ...

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628431

Page: 232

View: 544

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.

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Freud theorized that unconscious (sexual) wishes and latent dream thoughts ... psychotherapists do not afford such exalted status to working with dreams, ...

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Howard E. A. Tinsley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324788

Page: 544

View: 342

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Howard E. A. Tinsley, Suzanne H. Lease, and Noelle S. Giffin Wiersma is a comprehensive, topically arranged text that provides a contemporary account of counseling theories as practiced by internationally acclaimed experts in the field. Each chapter covers the way mindfulness, strengths-based positive psychology, and the common factors model is integrated into the theory. A special emphasis on evidence-based practice helps readers prepare for their work in the field.

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice

Working. with. dreams. In the process of clarification of the client's worldview and in pinpointing her original project and motivation dreams are an ...

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice

Author: Emmy Van Deurzen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761962239

Page: 224

View: 457

`For a book with such a reflective and philosophical element, this is a surprisingly readable and grounded read. This is perhaps the strongest aspect of van Deurzen’s approach - an ability to understand social development and its often profoundly disturbing effects on the psychology of the individual and to remind us of what is really important in living' - Counsellingbooks.com `There is a lot to be said for the existential approach in counselling and therapy, and the honesty, intelligence and experience that Emmy van Deurzen brings to her account say it very persuasively. This, thankfully, is not a book setting out a system or founding a school of therapy, but one the reader can engage with constructively to elaborate his or her own position on some very fundamental issues' - David Smail `Existential Counselling in Practice was without doubt one of the classic texts in this field, and of considerable significance for the wider landscape of therapy too. Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice is bound to ensure that van Deurzen's practical wisdom continues to influence the future development of existential psychotherapy and counselling for many more years to come' - Simon du Plock, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis 'Van Deurzen's introduction to existential counselling is outstanding and almost entirely devoid of the linguistic contortions which characterize some of the philosophical literature underpinning the field. For those with an interest in the practical side of existential approaches to counselling and psychotherapy - emphasising the challenges of living in the world rather than focusing on personal psychopathology - I can recommend none better' - CounsellingResource.com Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice is the Second Edition of the bestselling text, which offers a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective. Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems and concerns arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology. From this perspective, the purpose of counselling and psychotherapy is not viewed as problem-solving or skill-building, but as a means of enabling people to come to terms with living life as it is, with all its inherent contradictions. Emmy van Deurzen, a leading existential philosopher and therapist, presents a practical method of working, using systematic observation, clarification and reflection to help clients rediscover their inner strengths. She shows how personal assumptions, values and talents, once acknowledged, can be turned to constructive use. Using wide-ranging case examples the author also demonstrates the effectiveness of the existential approach in many different situations - from crisis work to dealing with chronic unhappiness. The existential approach is a well-respected form of psychotherapy, but most writing on the subject tends to be heavily theoretical. This book offers a practical and accessible alternative, which will be invaluable to those in training as well as to more experienced practitioners.

Using Mental Imagery in Counselling and Psychotherapy

How this type of imagery can be integrated into ongoing work, as well as issues that can arise ... The Dream and the Underworld, New York: Harper Perennial.

Using Mental Imagery in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Valerie Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317375556

Page: 194

View: 942

The therapeutic potential of working with clients' mental images is widely acknowledged, yet there is still little in the counselling and psychotherapy literature on more inclusive approaches to the clinical applications of mental imagery. Using Mental Imagery in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a unique, accessible guide for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to develop their expertise in this important therapeutic practice. Contemporary practitioners have at their disposal a large repertoire of imagery methods and procedures comprising the contributions from different therapeutic schools and clinical innovators. Valerie Thomas identifies some of the common features in these approaches and offers a transtheoretical framework that supports integrative practitioners in understanding and using mental imagery to enhance therapeutic processes. The book: Examines the development of the theory and practice of mental imagery within a wider context of the history of imagination as a healing modality; Describes the different ways that mental imagery has been incorporated into therapeutic practice and evaluates recent developments; Reviews explanations of the therapeutic efficacy of mental imagery and considers how recent theoretical concepts provide a means of understanding the role that mental images play in processing experience; Includes reflections on ways to develop more inclusive theory and proposes a model that can inform integrative practice. Using a wide range of clinical vignettes to illustrate theory and cutting-edge research, Valerie Thomas proposes a new integrated model of practice. Providing clear and detailed guidance on applying the model to clinical practice, the book will be essential reading for psychotherapists and counsellors, both in practice and training, who wish to harness the therapeutic efficacy of mental imagery.

The Psychotherapist s Own Psychotherapy

the dream more optimistically as suggesting that the magnitude of my fears ... of practices whose basic operating premise is that changes in personality can ...

The Psychotherapist s Own Psychotherapy

Author: Jesse D. Geller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030621

Page: 448

View: 167

The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives lifts a curtain that has long shrouded the intimate alliances between therapists and those of their patients who share the same profession. In this unique volume, distinguished contributors explore the multi-faceted nature of the psychotherapy of psychotherapists from "both sides of the couch." The first-person narratives, clinical wisdom, and research findings gathered together in this book offer guidance about providing effective treatments to therapist patients. Part I presents multiple theoretical positions that justify and guide the work of therapists' therapists. In Part II, eminent therapists write eloquently and intimately about their own experiences as patients. Their personal reflections offer valuable insights about what is healing and educational about psychotherapy. These narratives are followed by several chapters reviewing scientific research on therapists in personal therapy, including the first report of relevant findings from a major international survey of psychotherapists. In Part III, celebrated therapists from different theoretical orientations offer guidance on conducting therapy with fellow therapists. They reflect on the many challenges, dilemmas, and rewards that arise when two people do the same work. Their chapters offer wisdom and warnings about such issues as power dynamics, boundary maintenance, therapist self-disclosure, the termination process, and the post-termination phase of the relationship. These first-hand accounts are enhanced by research overviews on coducting personal treatment, including a new study of American therapists commissioned for the book. The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives is an essential resource for practitioners and students of all orientations and disciplines.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

psychotherapy (Hill et al., 2013). Therapists were randomly assigned to indicate or not to indicate in the first session that they like to work with dreams.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136457968

Page: 444

View: 368

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.