Royal Road Revisited: Dream Interpretation for the Modern Clinician
Invite your clients into collaborative interpretation of their dreams!
Register here: Royal Road Revisited: Dream Interpretation for the Modern Clinician Tickets, Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
Regarded by Freud as the “royal road to the unconscious,” dreams have curiously been relegated to the margins of psychotherapeutic practice since the dawn of the “talking cure” over a century ago. In this workshop, we will question this marginalization and attempt to reignite interest in the dream as a vessel for self-discovery and reckoning with unconscious desire. After reviewing psychodynamic theories of dreams and their interpretation, the workshop will open a space for practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with the art of dream interpretation and acquire skills that can be readily integrated into any style of psychotherapy.
1. Participants will become acquainted with the fundamental elements of
Freudian and Jungian approaches to dreams and their interpretation.
2. Participants will learn at least three strategies for skillfully introducing
the discussion of dreams with clients and addressing potential
apprehensions and objections.
3. Participants will learn at least three methods of inviting the client to
collaborative interpretation of dream symbolism."
About the presenters:
Jed Wilson, LICSW is a Lacanian psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and clinical social worker in private practice. As part of his formation as a psychoanalyst, he maintains active membership in the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field. He is a clinical associate faculty member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and has presented his work on psychoanalytic theory in various venues around the country, including Duquesne University's Lacan Conference, the Minneapolis Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the NASW Maine Conference.
Gretchen J. Davidson, LICSW works for Clinical Alliance Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has a part-time private practice in Conway, New Hampshire. She lives in western Maine.