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Dream work in therapy : facilitating exploration, insight, and action
Hill, Clara E., 1948-
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2004]

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xvi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
The exploration stage -- The insight stage -- The action stage -- Working with dreams in ongoing psychotherapy -- Working with dreams in groups -- Self-guided methods for working with dreams -- Incorporating spirituality into dream work -- Dreams of the bereaved -- Using dreams to work with male clients -- Working with nightmares -- Training therapists to work with dreams in therapy -- Research on the Hill cognitive-experiential dream model.
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Here, researchers and clincians explores Clara Hill's cognitive-experiential model for working with dreams. Dreams are useful therapeutic tools because they help people circumvent their defences to reach deeper levels of self-awareness. Developed over many years by Hill and her students, the approach integrates aspects from several existing dream theories, such as Freudian, Jungian, Gestalt phenomenological, client-centred and behavioural, to create a theoretically consistent, three-staged model. Working in collaboration with their clients (patients), therapists can help them explore their dreams, gain insight into the meaning of their dreams and take action to resolve issues in their waking life. instructions for implementing it in practice. Through the use of valuable clinical examples, authors present extensions of the model in specific settings and populations, such as groups, men, the bereaved and nightmare sufferers. The last part of the book should be of particular interest to readers, which describes how to train therapists to use the model and provides a detailed review of the mode's empirical approach.

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Following the publication of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams a century ago, dreams assumed a central role in psychoanalysis. At the present time, the use of dreams by therapists and counselors has waned, but this volume heralds a revival. Hill (codirector of the Counseling Psychology Program, Univ. of Maryland) has conducted numerous research studies on the use of dream-related data in psychological therapy. Here she reviews these studies and describes Hill's original three-step process of exploration, insight, and action, which assists both the therapist and the client in understanding the many levels of dream narratives. Describing her approach as "cognitive-experiential," the author provides material that can be used to train neophytes in the process. The case examples she offers illustrate not only the three steps of her process but also the many ways in which dream work can be used with a variety of client populations. Especially novel are Hill's applications to group therapy, bereavement issues, and spiritual conflicts, where she travels beyond Freud's boundaries. Empirically based and theoretically rigorous, this volume is destined to become a classic in its field. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All collections; all levels. S. Krippner Saybrook Graduate School

Table of Contents

Alan B. SiegelClara E. HillClara E. HillClara E. HillClara E. HillMary C. CogarTeresa L. WonnellJason S. ZackTimothy L. DavisShirley A. HessAaron B. RochlenKristin J. HeatonRachel E. CrookClara E. Hill and Melissa K. Goates
Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 3
I. Overview of the Hill Cognitive-Experiential Dream Modelp. 17
Chapter 1. The Exploration Stagep. 19
Chapter 2. The Insight Stagep. 41
Chapter 3. The Action Stagep. 71
II. Extensions of the Hill Cognitive-Experiential Dream Modelp. 95
Chapter 4. Working With Dreams in Ongoing Psychotherapyp. 97
Chapter 5. Working With Dreams in Groupsp. 115
Chapter 6. Self-Guided Methods for Working With Dreamsp. 133
Chapter 7. Incorporating Spirituality Into Dream Workp. 149
Chapter 8. Dreams of the Bereavedp. 169
Chapter 9. Using Dreams To Work With Male Clientsp. 187
Chapter 10. Working With Nightmaresp. 203
III. Training and Research on the Hill Cognitive-Experiential Dream Modelp. 223
Chapter 11. Training Therapists To Work With Dreams in Therapyp. 225
Chapter 12. Research on the Hill Cognitive-Experiential Dream Modelp. 245
Appendix A Steps of the Dream Interpretation Modelp. 289
Appendix B Attitudes Toward Dreams Scalep. 291
Appendix C Gains From Dream Interpretation Measurep. 293
Appendix D Therapist-Rated Adherence Measurep. 295
Indexp. 297
About the Editorp. 305