Dream Amplification: Meaning, Image, Emotion Pierce, Maier, Hagen, Ebrahimi,

With the advent of the Internet, we can quickly research dream images across cultures and time. History and art are available at the click of a mouse. The difficulty is in knowing what a specific dream means to us personally. And then there are those dreams that have no central image. Meaning then must come from the emotional tone, valence, and associations of the dreamer. This presentation cites two examples of image amplification and one of emotional amplification from the presenter’s personal dreams. Jungian Dreamwork and Common Factors Theory: An Evidence-Informed Psychotherapy Practice Kirsten Maier Dreamwork as a source of information and therapeutic technique for change is a time-honoured tradition. Common Factors theory and research provides a current evidence base in which to situate this work. This presentation outlines a theoretical framework for integrating dreamwork and common factors. Clinical aspects will be discussed to explore best practices in psychotherapy. Clinical Use of Dreams Mark Hagen The presentation will familiarize attendees with how dreams have been used for over 2500 years from a clinical perspective. The diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic value of dreams will be discussed, including semiotic functions and uses of dreams in psychotherapy. A developmental framework provides an understanding of the clinical presentation of symptoms. A symptom reading of dreams can facilitate the diagnostic and therapeutic process. Harry Potter, A Power Creature for Helping Children Overcome Nightmares Hooshmand Ebrahimi (read by Ghazal Bozorgmehr) The paper describes the tasks of “Kids’ Skills” method. The task of choosing a power creature is discussed, showing Harry Potter as a power creature for helping children to learn the skill of converting nightmares into goodmares.