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Understanding and Using Dreams
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Understanding and Using Dreams (308)
Instructors: Lida Jeck, MD and Ellen Walker, MD

Dreams have been called "the royal road to the unconscious".  Learning to listen to dreams provides an opportunity to expand our capacity for analytic listening.  We will discuss classical theory about dreams and contributions from more contemporary thinkers.  Clinical examples will be used, and class members will present case material from their clinical work to use in group exercises to practice different ways of listening to dreams and using them with patients. 

We will focus on enhancing clinical work through the use of dreams in both insight-oriented therapy and psychoanalysis.  

Class will be limited to 10 students and is for matriculated students and graduates of the psychotherapy program at the intermediate level.

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Where:    Chapel Hill
When:     October 24 - December 12, 2017   
Time:       5:30pm - 7:00pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE Credits: 6 Category A / NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance


Prerequisite:  This class is open to matriculated Psychoanalytic Adult, Adult/Child students who have completed all or nearly all of the Core Curriculum which must include completion of Analytic Attitudes 1 and 2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy students and graduates who have competed the Core Curriculum and have at least one intensive case may also take these classes. Other interested students may take the class with permission.

Training Program Credit: 
Psychoanalysis: This is a required course in the psychoanalysis certificate program.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Students who successfully complete this course may be able to earn elective course credit in the psychotherapy training program.

About the InstructorsLida Jeck, MD and Ellen Walker, MD

Course Syllabus: Click Here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 22.  $25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.
Tuition: $315
$235 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$290 for residents and graduate students
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator
Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.  Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.  In special circumstances we may accept registrations after the registration deadline, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.

Course Cancellation Policy

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Course Learning Objectives: 
Class participant
s will be able to:

  • Describe the distinction between the latent and manifest content of dreams.
  • Describe technical approaches to uncovering the latent meaning of dreams.
  • Describe how dream theory can address our understanding of post-traumatic dreams.
  • List the defense mechanisms used by the unconscious to hide the latent content of dreams.
  • Explain a dream from the perspective of self states, organizing functions, and communication functions. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to listen associatively to dreams and construct hypotheses from that material
  • Apply an understanding of dreams to clinical case material.

CE & CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Contact: admin@carolinapsychoanalytic.org