Dreaming: An Opportunity for Change

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Jason Aronson, 2007 - Psychology - 167 pages
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Dreaming: An Opportunity for Change is a practical guide for both therapist and dreamer that utilizes dream interpretation for the purpose of promoting clinical change. Myron Glucksman demonstrates a methodical approach toward understanding the meaning of dreams, and how to use that information for the purpose of promoting change. The book is meant for both dreamers and therapists who are interested in working with dreams. Examples are given throughout to emphasize how dreams can be understood to help the dreamer bring about internal and external change and how dreams give a greater awareness of our inner selves, including our deepest feelings, conflicts, wishes and fears. Dreaming is written in clear, understandable language with a minimum of psychological jargon. Technical terms are explained and illustrated. Although it includes theoretical material, the emphasis is on clinically relevant issues. The information it provides can be integrated into various therapeutic modalities (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral) as well as diverse styles of clinical work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Free Association and Interpretation
11
Emotions or Feelings and Mood
23
Relationships with Others
35
SelfIdentity
45
Problem Solving Decision Making
57
Anxiety and Repetitive Dreams
67
WishFulfillment Dreams
77
Life Crisis Stress and Dreams
83
Changes in Dream Imagery
91
The Interpretive Process
113
The Dream as a Facilitator of Change
137
Index
159
About the Author
167
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Myron Glucksman, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with over forty years of clinical experience. He is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New York Medical College and a co-editor of a book Dreams in New Perspective: The Royal Road Revisited (1987). He is actively engaged in clinical dream research, with a particular focus on how dreams can be used to access and facilitate clinical change during psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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