Dreams and Relations: Dreamtelling as a request for containment and influence
Speaker and convenor: Robi Friedman
Respondent: John Schlapobersky
Dreams told in a therapeutic setting are challenging, fantastically rich in content and often overwhelming in their implications for peoples' relationships. Robi Friedman is pioneering an approach to dreamtelling in group analysis through workshops and publications that have created an international platform. Learning to work with dreams in groups can enrich the understanding of intrapsychic, interpersonal and transpersonal process and enhance the group’s therapeutic culture and working relationships.
This one-day workshop opens with a Lecture ‘Dreamtelling and Three uses of Dreams’, followed with a Response and then provides live demonstrations - learning in a fishbowl in two parts- and small group workshops.
Lunch is provided on site.
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.00 Introductory Lecture with Robi Friedman
10.00 – 10.30 Response: John Schlapobersky
10.30 – 11.00 Plenary Discussion
11.00 – 11.15 Refreshments
11.15 – 12.00 Learning in Fishbowl, part 1
12.00 – 13.00 Discussion with audience and fishbowl
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch (provided)
14.00 – 15.15 Learning in Fishbowl, part 2
15.15 – 15.30 Refreshments
15.30 – 17.00 Dreams in small groups
17.00 – 17.30 Summary and Evaluation
IGA Members £149
IGA Students £135
Robi Friedman PhD, is the President of Group Analytic Society International, former Chair of the Israel Institute of Group Analysis, co-editor of Dreams In Group Psychotherapy and author of ‘Dreamtelling as a Request for Containment: Three Uses of Dreams In Groups.’ Intnl. Jrnl. Group Psychotherapy 53(3): 327 – 34 (papers available on enrolment).
John Schlapobersky MSc, is a Training Group Analyst, Institute of Group Analysis London and author, From The Couch To The Circle: Group-Analytic Psychotherapy In Practice .