About the instructor:
Caron Harrang, LICSW, FIPA is a board-certified IPA training and supervising psychoanalyst in full time private practice in Seattle (Belltown). She is a Past President of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and current Secretary of the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC). Current projects include co-directing with Joseph Aguayo the Regional Bion Symposium in Los Angeles (April 2020) and co-editing with Drew Tillotson and Nancy Winters the forthcoming Body as Psychoanalytic Object: Clinical Applications from Winnicott to Bion and Beyond (Routledge).
November 4, 2019 — Course Introduction and Overview of Freud’s theory of dreams
Phillips, A. (2014). ‘Freud Begins to Dream’ in Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, pp99-121. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
This chapter from Adam Phillip’s book sets the mood and provides historical context for our investigation of Freud’s theory of dreams as the ‘guardian of sleep’ and a brief overview of his approach to interpreting dreams.
Freud, S. (1901). On Dreams. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume V (1900-1901), 629-686.
Read highlighted sections of PDF.
November 18, 2019 — How a devoted Freudian (Klein), and—for a time—a loyal Kleinian (Bion) radically shifted psychoanalytic understanding of dreaming
Meltzer, D. Ch3, Dream-Life, “The Klein-Bion Expansion of Freud’s Metapsychology.” Karnac, 1984/2009.
November 25, 2019 — Dreaming and unconscious phantasy: a clinical example from infant observation
Meltzer, D. (1984). ‘Dreaming as Unconscious Thinking’ in Dream Life: A Re-examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique, pp51-70
December 2, 2019 — Whose dream are we interpreting? Changes in analytic technique stemming from an evolving theory of dreaming
Clinical Exercise: Examining one of the dreams presented in a paper we’ve discussed from a Freudian, Kleinian, Bionian, Intersubjective theoretical perspective.
Ogden, T.H. (1996). Reconsidering Three Aspects of Psychoanalytic Technique. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 77:883-899.
Discussion will focus on the last section of the paper pertaining to dreams and dream analysis.
December 9, 2019 — When patients don’t dream—then what? Cultivating a container for being, thinking, and dreaming
Ogden, T.H. (2003). On not being able to dream. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 84(1):17-30.
Ogden, T.H. (2007). On talking-as-dreaming. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 88(3):575-589.
December 16, 2019 — Dreaming in the body: somatic reverie as part of the analyst’s tool kit
Civitarese, G. (2013). Embodied Field, Somatic Reverie and Patients with Blocks to Symbolization, IPA Congress – Panel #92.
January 6, 2020 — Transformations in dreaming—the work of Antonino Ferro and post-Bionian Italian field theory
Ferro, A. (2011). Shuttles to and from the Unconscious: Rêveries, Transformations in Dreaming, and Dreams. Ital. Psychoanal. Annu., 5:89-106.
January 13, 2020 — Wrap-up and course evaluation through an exercise in ‘social dreaming’
Lawrence, W.G. (1991). Won from the void and formless infinite: Experiences of social dreaming. Free Associations, 2(2):259-294.