- Recognize and work with the complex symbolic expressions of patients' dreams within a context of one of the approaches to contemporary psychoanalytic theory.
- Identify their own feeling states as triggered by dreams and use that knowledge to better understand patients' mental functioning.
- Demonstrate increased familiarity with how dreams have been viewed over the course of psychoanalytic history.
- Identify and discuss how cultural and linguistic dimensions of experience appear in dreams and influence treatment decisions.
Melvin R. Lansky, MD is Training and Supervising Analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles and Clinical Professor, UCLA Medical School. His many publications include Essential Papers on Dreams (1992), The Dream after a Century (2008), Fathers Who Fail (1992), Posttraumatic Nightmares (1995), and The Widening Scope of Shame (1997). He will speak on "Recovering Our Astonishment and Curiosity about the Dream."
David Diamond Ph.D. is a faculty member at SDPC and at Alliant International University.
Eli Miller, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, U.C.S.D., and senior faculty, San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He will speak on "Surprising Dream Symbolism in a Clinical Vignette."