This book will serve as a guide for practicing counselors and therapists to facilitate work with their clients interpreting their dreams in order to reduce and alleviate stress, with a focus on dreams concerning family members and other major figures in the dreamer's life with whom he or she interacts. Providing a framework for what follows, a brief historical and cultural background on the uses of dreams is presented, along with an overview of the major dream theories and therapies and the clinicians who developed them. The majority of the book then explores in-depth a researched dream interpretation model developed by the author, the Personalized Method for Interpreting Dreams (PMID). Through the use of a fictional client and her dreams, the author shows the clinician how each step of the PMID can be applied and carried out in their sessions with clients. Chapters conclude with self-study questions, and one is organized such that it can be used as the basis for a three-hour class on dream interpretation.
"Finally, we have an authoritative guide, a workable and accessible method that shows, step by step, how we actually are the final authority on the meaning of our own dreams. In a well researched and practical way, how to unfold the interior meaning of our dreams with all their complexity and allure. It is a masterful and original contribution." -- Edward Bruce Bynum, PhD, ABPP, University of Massachusetts Health Services. Author of Families and the Interpretation of Dreams "Evelyn Duesbury has written an exceptional work. Her detailed description of her approach, personalized method for integrating dreams, PMID, is clearly and effectively done. This is a book that can be recommended to therapists at all levels of experience." -- Milton Kramer, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Cincinnati; author of The Dream Experience
Part I: Preliminaries of Dream Interpretation 1. Historical and Cultural Uses of Dreams. 2. Preliminaries to Working with Dreams. Part II: Personalized Method for Interpreting Dreams 3. Overview of the Personalized Method for Interpreting Dreams (PMID), Kimberly Tuescher, Brenda O'Beirne, and Evelyn Duesbury. 4. Daytime Events Reproduced in the Nighttime Theater of Dreams (PMID Step 1). 5. Daytime Thoughts: Questions That Nighttime Dreams Answer (PMID Step 2). 6. Dream Phrases: Products of the Dreaming Mind's Amazing Creativity (PMID Step 3). 7. Emotions in Dreams: Intrinsically Honest (PMID Step 4). 8. Solutions and Suggestions in Dreams: Answers to the Dreamer's Waking Life Issues (PMID Step 5). 9. Interpretation of Dreams from Family and Other Relationship Systems Perspectives: Further Clues to Relieving Stress (PMID Step 6). 10. Dreams Build on Each Other: The Individual's Series Approach to Interpreting Dreams. 11. Review Dreams for New Insights: It May be Time to Move Onward. 12. Delivery Modes for Facilitating Dream Interpretation: How They Accommodate Short Term Counseling. Part III: Two Breakthrough Dream Interpretation Models of the Later Twentieth Century 13. Group Approach, Montague Ullman. Chapter 14. Cartwright's RISC Model, Rosalind Cartwright and Lynne Lamberg.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 8th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1