Introductory Workshop on Understanding and Responding to Client Dreams
Participants will learn basic concepts of Jungian theory, receive guidance on ways to listen and respond to a client’s dream, and engage in experiential exercises to practice implementing dream work techniques.
(Link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event)
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023 and Friday, March 24, 2023 (Attendance on both days is required).
This two day (6-hour) workshop prepares clinicians to respond therapeutically when a client wants to explore a dream. Many mental health practitioners have received little formal training in working with clients’ dreams. By emphasizing how to engage collaboratively with clients in dream exploration, the workshop provides an approach clinicians can integrate into their practice. Based on Carl Jung’s view that all dreams come in the interest of healing and wholeness, participants will learn how dream exploration can play a role in clients’ progress.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify basic concepts of Jungian theory, including layers of the psyche, individuation, shadow, and archetypes.
- Describe key elements of dreams, including their structure, use of symbolic language, sources of content, and multiple levels of meaning.
- Use a collaborative approach in listening and responding to client dreams.
- Implement basic dream work techniques, such as working with client associations, posing the “Six Magic Questions”, and using projection.
- Assess the benefits and challenges of integrating dream work into their clinical practice.
Kathleen Deal, PhD, MSW
Kathleen (Kathy) Deal, PhD, MSW is an experienced clinician, teacher, presenter, and small group facilitator. She began her career working for 19 years as a clinical social worker in community mental health. After receiving her PhD in social work, she taught clinical courses at several schools of social work, most recently for 15 years at the University of Maryland where she is currently Professor Emerita. She has presented papers at over 20 professional conferences and developed, facilitated, and conducted research on training programs for social work field educators. After retiring from the University of Maryland, Kathy became certified in dream work through The Haden Institute’s Dream Work Program. Her experiences as a mental health practitioner, social work professor, workshop facilitator and dream work facilitator all contribute to her development of a workshop to help mental health practitioners incorporate dream work into their clinical practice. Kathy uses an interactive presentation style designed to engage workshop participants in experiential learning through discussion, demonstration of techniques, and role play.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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