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Jungian Dream Interpretation:

A Handbook of Theory and Practice

by James A. Hall, MD

This course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education


Dreams (called God's forgotten language by some and messages from the devil by others) have long been seen as portents of the future. But the modern belief that dreams are intimately related to the personal psychology, attitudes and behavior patterns of the dreamer owes much to the pioneering work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who should that in dreams the unconscious comes vividly to life. Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to an understanding of dreams in light of the basic principles of Jung's Analytical Psychology. Jung's model of the psyche is concisely described and discussed, with many clinical examples of dreams and how they may be interpreted in context. Particular attention is given to common and recurrent dream motifs, traumatic dreams, compensatory/purposive dream functions, prognostic dreams, and more!

Theory and Practice of Understanding Your Dreams, November 4, 2003
Reviewer: Lawrence H Page (Bradenton, Florida USA) -
This compact discussion of the Jungian method of dream analyses is a thorough examination of basic concepts as they are applied in practical dream interpretation. The author, a psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst, clearly outlines the process of understanding dreams and addresses their purpose. Dreams are for "problem solving and personality development." First they are compensation for conscious attitudes that are ineffective . Secondly dreams serve as guides to conscious integration of the unconscious elements of the psyche as an individual matures into an effective individuated being.
As an experienced student of dreams for 50 years, I consider this to be the best concise source. His example dreams illustrate the concepts and his organization of the theory of knowing one's Self is not dogmatic. As he states the process is one of flexibility in differentiating the personal psyche of an individual from the universal and cultural structures that influence us all.

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Learning Objectives

In this 7 unit course clinicians will:

1. Enhance their understanding of Jungian dream interpretation.
2. Understand how to use dreams in clinical work.
3. Understand the structure of the personality as it relates to dreamwork.
4. Have enhanced understanding regarding the process of using dreams to enrich the process of psychotherapy
5. Understand
recurrent dream motifs, traumatic dreams, and compensatory/purposive dream functions.

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James A. Hall, M.D. (Dallas)

# Paperback: 128 pages
# Publisher: Inner City Books (September, 1983)
# ISBN: 0919123120
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James A. Hall, MD, is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Prior to his retirement in 1991, due to a disabling pontine stroke, he was a Senior Training Analyst of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts of which he was a Founding Member. Among his many appointments, across his thirty year psychiatric and psychoanalytic career, were Clinical Assistant and later Associate Professorships in the Department of Psychiatry at UT-SW Med School (1969-1991) and Faculty of the Dallas Group Psychotherapy Society Training Institute (1978-1991).

Dr. Hall is the author and co-author of seven major books in Jungian Psychology and related fields. He has also authored over twenty articles and chapters in Jungian psychology on such subjects as dreams, transference/countertransference, transformation, and the Jungian perspective on parapsychology. He has published poetry. Despite his current disabilities, he carries on an active career as a writer and editor.

A distinguished Jungian psychoanalyst and hypnotherapist, James A. Hall also served as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Southwestern Medical School. An internationally respected researcher in clinical hypnosis, he is a prolific contributor to the literature on both Jungian theory and hypnosis, having written several books as well as frequent articles and chapters. Founding President of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C. G. Jung Institute of Dallas, Dr. Hall is a Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.
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Other www.psychceu.com courses by Dr. Hall:

Hypnosis: A Jungian Perspective

Jungian Dream Interpretation:
A Handbook of Theory and Practice

The Jungian Experience:
Analysis and Individuation


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