Dreaming has always been at the heart of psychoanalytic work, but most of us can find it terribly daunting when we face the moment of experiencing a dream, whether recalling our own or listening to a patient's. One of the best books exploring these challenges is Donald Meltzer's Dream Life. Meltzer emphasizes there is no formula or right way of working with dreams, but there are many things that can be understood about the function and meaning of dreams. Mainly in this seminar we will explore together actual dreams, our patient's and our own, and develop our capabilities to enter into the life of dreaming. This class will be co-sponsored by COR and the Alliance. Please contact the instructor directly to enroll.
1. Participants will be able to distinguish a classical Freudian and an object relations approach to dreams.
2. Participants will be able to define their own approach to clinical work with dreaming.