Date & Time: March 4–18, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

This two-day (6-hour) workshop prepares clinicians to respond therapeutically when a client wants to explore a dream. 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.

Additional Mandatory Date: March 18, 2022 (attendance on both days is required)

CEs: 6


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.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify basic concepts of Jungian Theory, including layers of the psyche, individuation, shadow, and archetypes. 
  2. Describe key elements of dreams, including their structure, use of symbolic language, sources of content, and multiple levels of meaning. 
  3. Use a collaborative approach in listening and responding to client dreams. 
  4. Implement basic dream work techniques, such as working with client associations, posing the “Six Magic Questions”, and using projections.
  5. Assess the benefits and challenges of integrating dream work into their clinical practice.  


$150 – Regular

$125 – Alumni/Field Instructor/Adjunct Rate

Free – AUSSW Students

Faculty Bio 

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 followings: 

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • 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. 

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy 

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.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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