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Understanding Unconscious Motivations through Dreamwork (3HR)


Understanding Unconscious Motivations through Dreamwork (3HR)

In this training on dreams which is a part of a series, participants will not only decipher dream metaphors and decode nightmares but also explore the non-linearity of time, storytelling as teaching, and the fluidity of identity. This course is designed to equip mental health professionals with tools to comprehend and address the diverse needs of their clients, fostering inclusivity and understanding of unique client experiences. Understanding archetypes and the symbolic language of dreams will enrich therapeutic approaches, enabling participants to navigate the unconscious landscapes of their clients, ultimately enhancing healing and self-discovery.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Decode Symbolism: Acquire the skills to decipher symbolic representations present within dreams, exploring archetypes, metaphors, and the layers of meanings they convey.
  • Enhance Therapeutic Connection: Develop an understanding of the non-linear nature of time, and the art of storytelling as a teaching tool, and explore the fluidity of identity, fostering improved client connection and therapeutic relationships based on a deeper understanding of individual experiences.
  • Promote Inclusive Client Support: Cultivate inclusive therapeutic practices by comprehending the diverse needs of clients, acknowledging cultural contexts, and tailoring approaches to suit various individual backgrounds, thereby offering more effective and empathetic mental health support.

Social workers completing this course receive 3 Clinical asynchronous continuing education credits.

For other board approvals, this course qualifies for 3 hours of Clinical and General Skill Building continuing education training.

Course Instructor: Zumrad Ahmedjanova, LCSW-S, LCAS, CCS (she/her)

Understanding Unconscious Motivations through Dreamwork (3HR)