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April 14 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm, Back Classroom
Fourth Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2022-23, 3rd Trimester — Fridays, 1:45-3:15pm
Julie Wood, MA
April 14, 2023 — Dreams’ Function of Affect Integration
Quinodoz, J. (1999). ‘Dreams that Turn Over a Page’ Integration Dreams with Paradoxical Regressive Content. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 80(2):225-238.
Even though disturbing images and affects are experienced in a dream, the dream may still indicate forward movement in the treatment.
Grenell, G. (2008). Affect Integration in Dreams and Dreaming. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 56(1):223-251.
The dream provides a psychological space wherein overwhelming, contradictory or highly complex affects that, under waking conditions, are subject to dissociative splitting or disavowal may be brought together for observation by the dreaming ego. The “me/not me” quality of the dream contributes to the creation of the dream space where play, creativity, and self-analysis can develop. New self and object representations and new relational scenarios may be revealed in dreams, demonstrating the development, integrative, creative aspects of the dreaming process.