Dreams in Contemporary Practice

Instructor:  Gabriel Ruiz, LCPC

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Ruiz, Gabriel 2016Date:  Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Location: At the Institute   8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Fee: $55

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 2.0 Credit Hours

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 2.0 Credit Hours

This workshop will focus on contemporary psychoanalytic models of dream theory and technique. When met with a dream in clinical practice, how do we listen, engage, elaborate, and make use of dreams in an effort to deepen the psychotherapeutic process? How do dreams facilitate a patient’s progressive development?

This workshop will examine current analytic dream models of listening, affect development, transference, and countertransference. Clinical examples will include dreams about the clinician, dreams about one’s patient, interrupted dreams, and dreams within dreams.


  1. Identify the function of dreaming in clinical process.
  2. Differentiate between types of clinical dreaming (Transference/Countertransference dreams, etc.).
  3. Identify two specific interventions that lead to deepening of dreaming and the therapeutic encounter.


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