Dreams told in the group are conjoint individual and group creations. They are both influenced by the group atmosphere and may in turn influence it and the individual, promoting change and development. Dreams have a deepening effect on therapeutic work and, due to their unconscious content, they may represent the most authentic exchange between individual and group. This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group. It covers the major theoretical perspectives for their understanding, as well as representing different psychological schools and their approaches to the technical issues of group dream therapy. Despite the variety of sources, the clinical approaches described complement each other, and the book details many case studies, including a first dream in the group, an unconscious meeting between women and men, and other polarities within the individual and the group.
Introduction. Part I: Theory of Dreams in Group Psychotherapy. 1. The Illumination of Dreams Malcolm Pines. 2. Dreams in Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy J. Scott Rutan and Cecil A. Rice. 3. Dreamtelling as a request for Containment in Group Therapy Robi Friedman. 4. The Polyphonic Texture of Intersubjectivity in the Dream Rene Kaes. 5. Sharing Dreams in Group Psychotherapy Peter J. Schlachet. 6. Singular Dream - Dream of Link Janine Puget. Part II: The Groundwork of Dreams. 7. "We are such stuff as dreams are made on" James S. Grotstein. 8. The enchanted world of sleep Peretz Lavie. Part III: Clinical Contributions. 9. Fabiana's Dreams Claudio Neri. 10. The Dream in a Tavistock Group Marion Solomon. 11. Self Psychology, Dreams, and Group Psychotherapy Martin S. Livingston. 12. Discussion of Martin Livingston's work Irene Harwood. 13. Reflections on Dreams Salomon Resnik. 14. Dreaming and Acting Stefania Marinelli. Part IV: Specialised Techniques. 15. The Complementarity of Social Dreaming and Therapeutic Dreaming W. Gordon Lawrence and Hanna Biran. 16. The Oneirodrama Group Ioannis K. Tsegos and Marianna Tseberlidou. 17. The Dream and the Large Group Anna Maria Traveni and Monica Manfredi. 18. Dreams as Stimulators of Group Processes Ophelia Avron. Glossary. References. Index.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th July 2002