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A Field Guide to Dreams and Dreaming [Four Day Seminar]
– Presented by Meredith Sabini, PhD [SEMINAR]

Fri March 13, 2020 | 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

$150 – $180
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Friday, March 13, March 27, & April 10, April 24, 2020 | 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Narrative: Dreams have fallen off our professions map and we no longer turn to them for diagnostic and prognostic information, as healing traditions previously have. Since clinical training programs provide no education on empirical findings or creative dreamwork methods, therapists are left falling back on outdated and unsubstantiated notions such as that dreams are wish- fulfillment or pertain only to the dreamer; or therapists tell clients they don’t know how to work with dreams. This lamentable situation is easily rectified: “not-knowingness” can become the starting point for a dream dialogue with a client by acknowledging that a dream’s meaning and purpose do not exist ahead of time but will emerge with exploration.

This program, offered by a dream specialist with four decades’ experience in dream research and education, draws on the analogy of a botanical foray where the shape of foliage, texture of bark, root structure, and type of seed pod are noted. Likewise with dream examples, we will look at the narrative, actors, dreamer’s stance, and resources. The long-evolved dreaming mind has already done the hard work of creating a storyline to depict the dreamer’s intrapsychic and interpersonal issues with spot-on precision. By carefully observing and exploring what the dream offers, we will come upon the essential metaphors that are salient to a client’s past history and present issues. Participants will discover that dreams can contain both subjective and objective information about the dreamer and others that can be of great value in helping them navigate challenging life situations. Open to clinicians of any orientation and experience level. Bring client and/or your own dreams for exploration. Examples also provided by instructor.

Meredith Sabini, PhD is founder/director of The Dream Institute of Northern California, in Berkeley, and a state CE Provider since 1997. She is widely published in the field of dream studies and has specialized in dream education and consultation for 30 years. She is CIP’s director of Dream Training


Non Members:
$160 early registration, up to 10 days prior to first session, $180 after

CIP Members:
$130 early registration, up to 10 days prior to first session, $150 after

CEs: 8 CEs for LMFTs and LCSWs and 8 CEs for Psychologists (Certificates issued after completion of the 8 sessions.)

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


Fri March 13, 2020
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
$150 – $180
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CIP Group Room
1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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