Jungian Dream Interpretation
5 consecutive Fridays, 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Time, USA, online only via Zoom.
Beginning March 1, 2024
Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.
A dream uses an imagistic language we can decipher. This language is universal, the same as used in myths from stone-age cultures. A dream shows us the next possible step in our developing personality. It warns us if we are going astray, encourages us if we need it, or offers penetrating insights into our confusion. We work together as a team and have fun. We confirm or disconfirm each interpretation with experimental evidence. We will not work with class members’ dreams. Please bring a dream, with permission, from a family member or friend.
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On completion of this class, you will be able to:
- Distinguish between associations, explanations, and amplifications to a dream image.
- Distinguish between Freud's and Jung's use of associations to dream images.
- Identify which part of a dream gives the current psychological situation.
- Recognize the dream's setting and its importance.
- Practice using both logic and imagination in dream analysis.
- Identify some physiological reactions of the dreamer which demonstrate a useful interpretation.
- Describe the relationship between a dream and the dreamer's psychological progress.
- Recognize when a dream may (or may not) be helpful in clinical work.
- Recognize what Jung meant by a "true symbol."
Mary Apikos taught at Parsons School of Design NYC for 17 years. She taught inter-disciplinary courses about aspects of design culture that fell through the cracks to people who fell through the cracks. She is ABD in Cultural Anthropology from CUNY Graduate Center and has worked as an ethnographic textile conservator at the Museum of the American Indian, George Heye Foundation NYC and in private practice where she specialized in the care of sacred materials. In 2022 Mary completed a one-year remote applied arts program at the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in South Africa and is on staff at The London Arts Based Research Centre. She is a working artist and currently resides in Chicago. Her work can be seen on her website maryapikos.com
Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP, is a senior Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. Former President of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also a longtime faculty member. He has taught courses in dream interpretation online and in person for over 25 years. He has published numerous papers on dream interpretation, Jungian psychology, narcissistic injury, systems theory and autism.
David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is a member of the Jung Foundation’s Continuing Education Faculty. He is the author of The Career as a Path to the Soul. He was the editor and publisher for The Way of the Image by Yoram Kaufmann. He has a private practice in New York City.
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art. She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art. Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.
$150 per single-day program registration. There are no scholarships available for this program.
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These are online courses, given through the program Zoom. Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us
PAY ONLINE: YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
HERE IS HOW TO PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD:
On the Paypal login page, look below login fields for a boxed link
that reads PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.
All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.
When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.
Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.