Instructor: Nahaleh Moshtagh, PhD
Course Start Date:04-05-2017
Course End Date:21-09-2017
This course is designed to introduce the development of dream interpretation in psychoanalytic theory. Dreams have been the important part of psychoanalytic treatment; so listening to dreams, hearing their communications and working with them are crucial skills for a psychoanalytic therapist. Participants are required to study the reading material before each class to be ready for active discussion. They are also required to send a log to the instructor after each class. The final evaluation will be based on the quality of logs and class discussions.
Class 1 ( 4 / May / 2017 ) – Background and Introduction
Makari, G. (2008). City of Mirrors, City of Dreams (pp. 70-84) In Revolution in Mind.
Pigman, G.W. (2002). The Dark Forest of Authors: Freud and Nineteenth Century Dream Theory. Psychoanalysis and History, 4(2):141-165.
Class 2 ( 18 / May / 2017 ) – Freudian Dream Theory
McDougall, J. (1993). Of Sleep and Dream: A Psychoanalytic Essay. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 2(4):204-218.
Freud, S. Lecture XXIX Revision of the Theory of Dreams. New Introductory Lectures On Psycho-Analysis. The Standard Edition, Volume XXII (1932-1936): Pp. 6-29.
Class 3 ( 1 / June / 2017 ) – Manifest and Latent Content
Pulver, S. (1987). The manifest dream in psychoanalysis: a clarification. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,35(1): 99-118.
Palombo, S. R. (1984). Deconstructing the Manifest Dream. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 32:405-420.
Class 4 ( 15 / June / 2017 ) – Communication through Dream
Watzlawick, P., Bavelas, J. B., Jackson D. D. (1967). Some Tentative Axioms of Communication (pp. 48-71) In Pragmatics of Human Communication. W.W. Norton.
Palombo, S. R. (1989). How Dreams Are Told: Secondary Revisions – The Critic, The Editor and The Plagiarist. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 37:65-88.
Class 5 ( 29 / June / 2017 ) – Listening to Dream
Killingmo, B. (1999). A Psychoanalytic Listening – Perspective in a Time of Pluralism. Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 22(2):151-171.
Brenneis, B. C. (1994). Observations on Psychoanalytic Listening. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 63:29-53.
Class 6 ( 13 / July / 2017 ) – Dream and Analytic Relationship
Blechner, M.J. (1995). The Patient’s Dreams and the Countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 5(1):1-25.
Bass, A. (1995). Dream Analysis as a Relational Event: Commentary on Blechner’s “The Patient’s Dreams and the Countertransference”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 5(1):27-44.
Class 7 ( 24 / Aug / 2017 ) – Dream and Analytic Relationship
Biancoli, R. (2003). The Dream between “Here-and-Now” and “There-and Then”. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 12:234-243.
Ferro, A. (2008). The Patient as the Analyst’s Best Colleague: Transformation into a Dream and Narrative Transformations. The Italian Psychoanalytic Annual, 2:199-205.
Class 8 ( 7 / Sep / 2017 ) – Dream and Psychopathology
Beratis, S. (1984). The First Analytic Dream: Mirror of the Patient’s Neurotic Conflict and Subsequent Analytic Process. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 65:461-469.
Stein, M.H. (1987). Chapter 5: The Clinical Significance of Dream Interpretation in the Analysis of Acting Out. The Interpretations of Dreams in Clinical Work, 57-68.
Class 9 ( 21 / Sep / 2017 ) – Anxiety Dream
Levin, R. and Hurvich, M.S. (1995). Nightmares and Annihilation Anxiety. Psychoanal. Psychol., 12:247-258
Movahedi, S. and Moshtagh, N. (2016). Your Smartphone Is Watching You: Evocative Objects of Influence and Fear of Breakdown. Psychoanalytic Review, 103: 643-668.