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Using Dreams in Private Practice, Groups and for Personal Development.

Provide a space to practice dream working skills for use in your clinical practice.


Course Details

 This fascinating 2 day workshop is designed to help you uncover the hidden mysteries of your dreams and those of your clients for both personal and professional development. We spend one third of our lives asleep and roughly one quarter of that time dreaming. Everybody dreams, every night but many have difficulty remembering their dreams. This course helps with that so that you can mine the rich information being presented in yours and your clients dreams. 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. This is an experiential group working with the dreams of participants on an individual and group basis



Venue: TBC
Next Start Date: New dates TBC for 2020

Time: 09:30am-4:30pm (both dates)

Award: Attendance Certificate      
Fees: Full price: €180
PCI College Student: €160




Students will learn more about the role of dreams in their lives and the lives of our clients (blocks, goals, fears and bringing unconscious material into awareness) and to learn how to use dreams effectively.

Opening up to this wonderful and often mysterious aspect of ourselves. Learning how to use dreams in our practice. Learning how to use dreams for our own personal development.


Participants will learn to:
1.    Describe briefly the history to dreams and dream work from ancient to modern times.
2.    Clearly define the terms sleep, dreams and dreaming and their importance to healthy functioning in our lives
3.    Explore dream theories from a Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural perspectives
4.    The ethical considerations for dream work with clients
5.    Introducing dream work to clients and tools to explore dreams with clients
6.    How to use dreams for your personal development
7.    Lots of practice working with group participants dreams


Eligibility:  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training . Entry is by application form.


Note: This two day can be upgraded to the 5 day Professional Certificate in Dream Work in Private Practice. Attending this programme you will be eligible to receive the Professional Certificate in three additional days. Click here for more information on the course.



This is a Contining Professional Development Workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-642268.

Mike Hackett MIACP,MARCHTI, B.Sc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy.Mike Hacket PCI College
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.


What our Students Say

"Mix of experiential & practical theory, the pace was good and Mike was very engaging and informative. I found it fascinating and it gave me a good platform for working with dreams personally and in practice."
Karen O'Leary-Using Dreams in Private Practice

What our Students Say

"Balance of theory, practice and joint integration along with a sense of humor. Mike opened up a whole new approach in professional and personal work."
Mona Fortune- Using Dreams in Private Practice workshop
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