There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
-Zora Neale Hurston
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This course provides an overview of classical and contemporary theories of dream work and its function in the analytic relationship.
Class One: Introduction: Is the dream a wish? Exploring theories on the function of dreams.
Class Two: An analysis of a specimen dream. Considering vectors of interpretation.
Class Three: Initial work with Dreams/ Working with Initial Dreams.
Class Four: Dream Mechanisms; Condensation, symbolism, polarities and wordplay.
Class Five: Manifest and latent content.
Class Six: Transference in dreams.
Class Seven: Countertransference in dreams.
Class Eight: Resistance or enactment in the dream process.
Bromberg, P. (2008). Chapter 8. Bringing in the dreamer: Some reflections on surprise, dissociation, and the analytic process. In The Dream after a century. Lansky, M. (ed). Madison, CT: International Universities Press.
Class Nine: Cultivating a state of reverie.
Class Ten: Termination dreams. Concluding thoughts.