A Model of Dream Interpretation : Introduction to Dreams

dreams of travel

(1)  All people have 4-5 dreams each night (remember 1-2 each week);  therefore all clients dream
-Not everyone is open to and/or remembers their dreams

(2)  Some clients have frequent nightmares, whether they present them to the therapist or not,
and therefore can gain insight/relief from dream interpretation

(3)  Dream interpretation can be an effective way to explore, gain insight into problems

(4)  Dream interpretation can be an effective way for the counselor and client to collaborate
(i.e., therapist and client solve the puzzle together)

(5) Dream interpretation fits nicely into brief counseling models:
-Cuts across different theoretical orientations
-Opens up material that typically takes much longer to surface
-Elaborates on the inner conflict

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