This five-day professional development programme will explore the theory, approaches and practical skills of working with dreams in private practice, with individuals, with groups and indeed for therapist personal development.
This fascinating 5 day programme will equip you to work confidently and competently with your own dreams and those of your clients. Many therapists find the area of dreams complex, arcane and mysterious, a curiosity rather than a grand window onto the landscape of their own lives. Yet many clients bring their dreams to therapy, trying to make sense of their dreams as they turn up and signpost important markers to their lives and their emotional and spiritual wellbeing. When presented with a dream, many therapists report feeling unsure how to proceed and generally ill equipped to mine this remarkable source of unconscious material for the gold of self discovery.
During the programme, we look at the role of the unconscious, revealing patterns and schemas, describing relationship issues, the nature of the therapeutic alliance and even how to identify resources and suggestions for therapeutic change. We look at the history of dreams in therapy from Freud through to the latest scientific approaches to dream work in therapy. We provide lots of space for working on our own dreams, practicing dream work skills, privately, in dyads and in a group context.
Venue: Dublin City - College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2.
Duration: 5 days
Next Start Date: Saturday 13th May 2017
Course Content & Timetable:
Day 1: Introduction to Dreams In Therapy - Saturday 13th May 2017 (Full)
Day 2: Dream Ethics, Process and Practice - Sunday 14th May 2017 (Full)
Day 3: Experiential encounter with individual and common dream motifs - Saturday 3rd June 2017
Day 4: Dreams in other contexts, limitations and constraints - Sunday 4th June 2017
Day 5: Integration & Assessment Day - Saturday 30th of September 2017
Note: Students who have already completed our two-day Using Dreams in Private Practice course, you can upgrade to the Professional Certificate by signing up for the remaining three days of the programme.
Mike Hackett MIACP,MARCHTI, B.Sc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy.
B.Sc (Hons) Couns. & Psych., Adv. Dip. Supervision.
Mike is a faculty lecturer with PCI College, Accredited Therapist & Supervisor and long-time dream worker. He has been passionate about dreams since his teens and has collected his dreams into journals over the past 25 years! He uses dreams in his private practice, in groups, and has been a member and patron of the International Association of Dreams since 2006. Dreams and dream work are clearly important to Mike and this comes across in his engagement and approach to training others on how to both explore and employ their dreams in both clinical and personal settings. See Mike's website Dream Insights by clicking here