Dream Use in Counseling


Dream Use in Counseling  

Learn Skills to Work on Life Issues  Through Dreams

Earn Nine CEs in Your Sleep

The world of dreams can enhance self-awareness when you learn to explore and uncover the many layers of meanings and messages each dream provides. Learn techniques to work on dreams and sort out life’s problems in your sleep, and how to use and teach these skills in counseling sessions with clients.  A trained facilitator teaches skills for deciphering dream language in a safe, supportive space for self-reflection and group connection. Classes include didactics, research and plenty of experiential learning. Each participant will share two dreams. Learn skills to remember dreams. 

Dates/Time:                      11 a.m. to  2 p.m. Mondays March 9, 16, 23                    

Location:                            Online via Secure Video 

                                                 In Person at:

                                                 Crossbridge Counseling, Crossbridge Office Park
                                                 2000 S. Winton Rd. Bldg. 4. First Floor, Brighton 14618

Instructor:                         Lynn Acquafondata, LMHC, D.Min

Cost:                                     $210.  Clergy receive $25 discount. 

Participants                      Helping professionals including mental health counselors, social workers, creative art therapists, marriage and                                                              family therapists and clergy. 

Total CEs                             Nine for LMHCs and LCATs.  Continuing education certificate available for others. Attendance at all                                                                                    sessions is mandatory for CEs. 

Registration:                     For LMHCs Click Here.  All Others:  Call 585-330-1340 or email [email protected]

Coffee and Tea Provided. Please bring your own lunch or snacks. 

Objectives:                          After this workshop clinicians will: 

  • Be able to identify multiple methods of deciphering dream language.
  • Experience the power of sharing one's own dream in a group setting and receiving input.
  • Recognize, utilize and be able to teach clients ways to remember and participate in one’s own dreaming process. 
  • Recognize appropriate dynamics for group dream work. 
  • Have acquired skills in the process of assisting others to decipher their own dreams. 
  • Understand the differences between Freudian and Jungian dream analysis. 
  • Have completed a content analysis of their own dreaming. 
  • Be able to normalize rather than pathologize their clients’ unusual dreams through the use of language metaphor. 
  • Understand the unique Western cultural perspective on the topic of dreams and dreaming, and how this perspective differs in other societies.  Participants will understand how these perspectives shape who we understand ourselves to be. Participants will begin to understand how we can learn from cultures different from our own. 

Crossbridge Counseling is approved to provide continuing education credits for this course to LMHCs through the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association. 

Kinections Creative Arts Therapies is recognized by the New York State Education’s Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing  education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0033.
Kinections is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (ACEP™)  #5767.


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