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Online Training – Working with Dreams: Tapping into an Inner Wisdom

May 27 Login to Zoom.com 8:30am; Training 8:45am-4:00pm (EDT) $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Vivien B. Deitz, LCSW-C, MSW, BCD, RN Zoom.us, MD + Google Map

In this workshop, clinicians will become aware of one of the most intimate conversations we can have with ourselves – Dream Work. They will discover that dream exploration is a powerful technique to use in their work. Since dreams are the gateway into the unconscious, the symbolic representations in a dream state are the players giving voice and meaning to the clients own dissociated or integrated parts.

Since there is always a story waiting to be told, the focus will be on processing different types and pieces of dreams: premonitions, recurring dreams, nightmares, lucid dreaming, changing the outcome of a dream, or finishing an unfinished dream. These are pathways that we may take that lead us to greater awareness and greater emotional health.


Participants will experience the use of guided imagery, meditation, artistic expressions, movement, and role playing as techniques to enhance the client’s ability to interpret their inner world. Archetypes, symbols, and Active imagination taken from a Jungian theoretical basis will be studied and utilized to help interpret the dream state.

Individuals are encouraged to bring in their dreams or client’s dreams to share and interpret as a way of deepening the levels of understanding. There will be a demonstration on how to work with and process these dreams.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define and identify four different types of dreams: premonitions, recurring dreams, lucid dreaming and nightmares.
  2. Define and differentiate Archetypes from Symbols and Active Imagination from Direct Association using a Jungian theoretical perspective.
  3. Demonstrate 5 amplification techniques that are effective tools in dream work: Dream Journal; Artistic Creative Expression; Active Imagination; Embodying the Dream and Re-story the dream.
  4. Discuss the efficacy of dream work within the therapeutic process.
  5. Discover how the alchemy of dream work, through the awakening of inner parts, helps clients self-regulate, increase a sense of self-control and enhance self-esteem ultimately leading toward individuation.


8:45 – 10:30


  • Importance of dreams in a therapy session
  • The Soul Bird
  • Jungian theory of dream work
  • Inner Child and Animals symbolism
  • Efficacy of Active Imagination in
  • Working with dreams

10:30 – 10:40   BREAK

10:40 – 12:00

Demonstrating Amplification Techniques:

  • Dream journal
  • Artistic expression
  • Active imagination
  • Archetypes & symbols
  • Role-play parts and movement
  • Re-storying or re-creating the dream
  • Animal and Inner Child Wisdom
  • Final artistic expression
  • Discussion and questions

12:00 – 1:00   LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30

  • Clinical examples of a dream work;
  • Handouts: Review of dream techniques

2:30 – 2:40  BREAK

2:40 – 3:55

  • Work in partners on each other’s dreams
  • Sharing and discussion of Dream Work

3:55 – 4:00

  • Evaluations and CEU’s
“Great information with experiential exercises. I really enjoyed connecting with the other participants."—Jessica LeTourneau, LCPC

“I believe the most positive take away from the workshop was the opportunity to interact with other participants. I do believe the workshop was well-planned and facilitated." —Joseph Rollo, LCSW-C

“The presenter had a good grasp of the material and was exceptionally well prepared." —Edward Diamond, Registered Psychology Associate

“The Working With Dreams workshop was interesting and informative.  Vivienne, our instructor, used experiential exercises to engage our group and illustrate how to use her techniques.  I can’t wait to try her methods out with my clients.” —Laura Ashley, LCSW-C

“This course was highly interactive and engaging. It was a true, in-person, demonstration of how dream work can be a useful took in therapy.” —Jess Maier, LCPC

"Very powerful and experiential workshop!  We were constantly engaged in experiential learning, even while taking in theory. Awesome!" —Ilene Gallner-Toller, LCSW-C

“Vivien was open, accepting, non-judgmental, centered, calm and humble.”—Susan S