Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

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Guilford Press, 1996 - Psychology - 262 pages
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This accessible guide to dream interpretation is designed to help clinicians incorporate work with dreams more effectively into therapy. The author integrates psychodynamic, experiential, and humanistic theories into a comprehensive model based on the premises that dreams are personal and reflect waking life; that the meaning of dreams is best understood in a collaborative effort between client and therapist; and that both cognitions and emotions are important in this process. Based on the latest theory and research on sleep, dreaming, and cognition, and backed up by clinical work with both individuals and groups, the book contains numerous case examples. An appendix features a reproducible self-guided manual on dream interpretation, suitable for distribution to clients, which features step-by-step instructions and worksheets. This book will be of value to clinicians working in many different modalities, as well as researchers interested in dream interpretation.
  

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Contents

Sleep and Dreaming
11
History of Dream Interpretation
25
Explication of the CognitiveExperiential
45
Exploration Stage
64
Insight Stage
91
Action Stage
110
Clinical Examples of Using
133
Individual Therapy with Recurrent Dreams
153
Dream Groups
168
A Review of the Research on Dreams
191
Appendix A Manual for SelfGuided Dream
215
References
237
Author Index
253
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Clara E. Hill, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. She is the Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Her current research interests include studying the efficacy of dream interpretation and the process and outcome of psychotherapy.

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