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Psychology of Dreams

Dreams are our subconscious attempt to reconcile our inner and outer worlds. Dreams are triggered by many needs--to resolve a problem, to gratify a wish, to relive an event, to give expression to suppressed emotions. What all dreams have in common is the depth of their message, for dreams come from the most profound part of the self. In dreaming, we explore that mysterious place; we evolve and become. The class studies the history of dream theory, with a focus on psychoanalytic theories of dream formation and analysis (Freud, Jung, Erikson, Kohut, etc.). We also explore the creative expression of the self through dream interpretation and work together on understanding ourselves and growing through our dreams.

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 6614 - NPSY 0444 A
Patricia Simko
Patricia Simko
Supervisor and training analyst, Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology; psychologist in private practice; former NY State assistant attorney general; author of Promised Lands: Vol. III.
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Jan 23 - May 08
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 6614
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