Integrating Jungian Dream Strategies with EMDR Therapy

Integrating Jungian Dream Strategies with EMDR Therapy

From some deep center of reality, a dreamer within speaks to us. This reality knows everything about us, has wisdom greater than ours, and provides these nightly dramas for our transformation. These dramas tell us who we are, where we have been, where we have strayed from the path, how we can get back on the path and where our destiny would lead us. (Kelsey, 1986 p. xxxv in Bosco).

Francine Shapiro encouraged integration of other models with EMDR therapy. She stated, “Integrating models with EMDR causes profound psychological change
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This course has two primary purposes: first to bring the Jungian influence within EMDR to light and second, to honor Shapiro’s encouragement of integrating EMDR therapy with other models, in this case the Jungian model’s aspect of dream work. This course integrates both EMDR therapy and Jungian Psychology creating a powerful synergistic understanding of the magnificent of the human psyche.

An optional, purpose is to invite the training therapists to do their own internal personal exploration. This course offers the trainee an opportunity to have a deeper awareness and understanding of their own process of individuation. The trainee is invited to exploring their own dreams and the impact their negative cognition(s) is having on their life.

The method used for dream analysis is structured and scientific. Once a better understanding of the dream occurs then there will be an integration of the dream material with the EMDR model. This enhances both models expanding material for EMDR therapist to consider.

It is of the highest importance to learn that there are things in our minds which are not of our own making. –C. G. Jung Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the similarities and differences in the treatment of dreams and nightmares within the context of each model (Jungian Psychology and EMDR therapy) while understanding more recent scientific studies that support dream work as a valuable therapeutic intervention.
  • Utilize the three-part dream structure for our examination of a dream or nightmare.
  • Identify the various the types of dreams to determine which dreams are relevant and which dreams can be ignored, including more recent scientific studies that examine the vividness and frequency of nightmares after a traumatic experience.
  • Identify and utilize the various components of the dream through the process of dream amplification and being made aware of the scientific evidence that shows the therapeutic benefit of this process.
  • Utilize the five-step dream interpretation process to develop an accurate interpretation of the dream(s).
  • Develop an EMDR protocol from problematic dream material thus expanding material that the EMDR therapist can choose to process.

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Agenda

9:00am    Introduction: Trainer's history with EMDR and Jung.

                 General discussion and questions.


9:30am    Discuss the similarities and differences of dream/nightmare used in the respective models.


10:00am  Discuss, practice and employ the three-part dream interpretation structure to begin preparation for the interpretation


11:00am   Practice breaking dreams into three-part structure (small group practice).

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm     Discuss dream types, and dream components.

1:30pm     Discuss and explain the five-step process of dream amplification.

2:30pm     Interpret and explain the five-step process.

3:15pm     Return to main group to process. Video.

3:30pm     Develop EMDR protocol from dream concise interpretation

4:00pm     Dismissal

CE Information - Earn 6 CE Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-21046-Expires 3/31/2021
EMDRIA Credit Provider
Andrew J. Dobo is an EC Provider (#18026) and this program (#18026-xx) is approved for 6 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.(Pending)
Florida Board of Psychology
Andrew J. Dobo is approved by the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Provider #50-21046. Andrew J. Dobo will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.