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Understanding and Using Dreams in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Understanding and Using Dreams (308)
Instructor: Jon Meyer, MD

via Zoom

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.  

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Where:    via Zoom
When:     October 20- December 15, 2020   (No class Nov 24)
Time:       7:10pm - 8:40pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE clock hours: 12 / 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 Approach to Treatment, parts 1 and 2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy students and graduates who have completed 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 InstructorJon Meyer, MD

Course Syllabus: Click Here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is October 13.  $25 Registration Fee is due at the 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:

  1. Describe what is meant by latent content in dreams.
  2. Describe what is meant by manifest content in dreams.
  3. Explain how the client’s description of day residue is an aid in uncovering the meaning of dreams.
  4. Describe the technical approaches to uncovering the latent meaning of dreams
  5. Describe how dream theory can address our understanding of post-traumatic dreams.
  6. List the defense mechanisms used by the unconscious to hide the latent content of dreams.
  7. Explain dreams from the perspective of self-states.
  8. Explain the organizing functions of dreams.
  9. Describe the communication functions of dreams.
  10. Discuss dream materials from clinical cases.

CE & CME Information

This activity had been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements 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 up to 40 credit hours AA PRA Category 2 Credit(s) ™.  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 of presenters of the CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by the 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


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