Classical Jungian Dream Analysis and Creative Methodologies

12 Tuesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm ET
March 2 – May 18, 2021

Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA

…the dream is a spontaneous self-portrayal in symbolic form, of the actual situation in the unconscious.  C.G. Jung, CW 8, par 505

An inner journey is undertaken when we listen to our dreams.  Historically dreams were accepted as messengers of the divine and the voice of God. Indigenous cultures listened to the dream for advice and instruction.  In time, Jung discovered through his own confrontation with the unconscious described in The Red Book that dreams and symbols disclosed the path of one’s individuation process.  It was not until Freud and Jung rediscovered the rich tradition and value of the dream that the dream received its proper place in psychological and spiritual development.

This class will be didactic and experiential and will teach participants how to listen and interpret dreams from a Jungian lens for personal and clinical application.  Particular attention will be given to learning the value of Active Imagination and the creative expression of symbols and images for dream amplification and interpretation.  Through discussion, preassigned YouTube videos, readings, drawing, and dream analysis the participants will enhance their knowledge and skills for dream interpretation. If you do not remember your dreams but want to, this is a setting that will stir your psyche to communicate with you.

Participants are asked to bring to class dreams that are not personal and which can be shared in a group setting, a notebook/journal, pen, pencil, pastels or crayons and drawing paper which is large enough to contain a 12-inch circle.

Spring 2021 Contact hours: 18 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for each seminar. For licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists applying for CE credit, students must attend all 12 sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the history of dreams for various cultures and in the Bible.
  2. Describe the difference between Jung and Freud regarding their separation and role of symbols in the psyche.
  3. Discuss the function of symbols in the psyche and their psychological significance.
  4. Explain the components of Jung’s Map of the Psyche and their significance in dream analysis.
  5. Explain Jung’s Theory of Active Imagination and have participants personally engage the technique in class and with clients.
  6. Describe C.G. Jung’s Dramatic Structure of a Dream and its significance for personal/clinical dream analysis.
  7. Increase knowledge of symbols by drawing and reflecting on one symbol from a dream, researching the symbol and writing a connection to the dream.
  8. Assess the connection between C.G. Jung’s Red Book symbols and participants’ personal/clinical symbol experience
  9. Explain the significance and interpretation of Mandala Drawing.
  10. To distribute a bibliography to participants that can enhance students’ further study/research on the workshop topic.


Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA, is a licensed Jungian Analyst and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, Rutgers University and Columbia University. She is a teacher of Mandala Drawing Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is a staff member at Rutgers University Doctoral Program in Social Work where she teaches a Jungian component, the Institute for Expressive Analysis and the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York where she is President of the Board of Trustees.


Tuition for the Spring 2021 12-week seminar is $540.
Students who had completed the Fall 2020 Advanced Seminar will pay a discounted fee of $360. If you have completed the Fall 2021 Advanced Seminar,
please call the Foundation offices at 212-697-6430 to register at the discounted rate.

$540  Classical Jungian Dream Analysis and Creative Methodologies

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