Dreaming is a universal and well-documented human phenomenon. It has now been proven conclusively that not only do we dream every night, but we must dream in order to maintain a healthy psychological equilibrium. This fact did not escape the ancients, who devised sacred places, rituals, traditions and guides, all designed to employ dreams as one tool to foster a degree of healing for those suffering physically and mentally. Most people are very familiar with those nocturnal nightmares that command our attention in a dramatic and disturbing manner. Other dreams are less frightening, but no less perplexing. What meaning do they carry for
one's life? How is one to understand their cryptic, symbolic and often seemingly nonsensical language? Can they really bring a sense of healing to someone who is hurting? At the beginning of the twentieth century, with the advent of modern psychology, C.G. Jung was rediscovering the scientific and therapeutic value of dreams.
This course will provide a historical context and a theoretical foundation for the understanding and use of dream interpretation in a therapeutic setting, based on the work of C.G. Jung. Dr. Howard Tyas, Jr. will examine the basic concepts of Jungian psychology--including the structure of the psyche, the relationship between the ego and the unconscious, the importance of being able to think symbolically and how dreams provide a self-regulatory function in the psyche. We will then examine, step by step, the attitude one brings, the questions one asks, the nuances one notices and the attention that must be paid to the intersection between a
patient's dreams and his or her current life situation. Time will be set aside for participants to practice what they have learned, whether they plan to work with their own dreams or with others.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Appreciate the therapeutic history of dream interpretation, both ancient
- Know the basic concepts of Jungian psychology
- Examine the steps necessary when interpreting a dream within a therapeutic
- Understand how to interpret actual dream material and reinforce techniques
- Appreciate the historical traditions which provide a context for the value
of dream interpretation
- Understand C.G. Jung's theoretical foundation for the practice of dream
- Identify the steps necessary when interpreting a dream within a
- Practice the art of dream interpretation using clinical material
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
HOWARD W. TYAS, Jr.,
D. Min., Ph.D., is a certified Jungian psychoanalyst and a fee-based
Pastoral Counselor. He currently has a private practice in Charlotte, North
Carolina, and works primarily with adults in individual analysis, making use of
dream material and expressive techniques. He also lectures; leads dream groups;
and conducts monthly seminars focusing on dream work and various images which
reflect what C.G. Jung referred to as the individuation process. These seminars
are co-led with his wife, Karen Hodges, also a certified Jungian analyst.
Dr. Tyas has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary in Texas. In 1991, Dr. Tyas traveled to Zürich, Switzerland, to study
at the C.G. Jung Institute, where he graduated with the Diploma in Analytical
Psychology in 1996. The Academic and Professional International Evaluations
Service has deemed this diploma to be equivalent to a Ph.D. in Psychology in the
United States. Additionally, Dr. Tyas is a member of the International
Association for Analytical Psychology and the Association of Graduate Analytical
Psychologists (Zürich). He is a charter member of the North Carolina Society of
Jungian Analysts and a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.
Dr. Tyas is also a licensed Pastoral Counselor in the state of North Carolina.
In his practice, Dr. Tyas understands Jungian analysis to be a form of
psychotherapy which places inestimable value on a person's life story, with all
of its triumphs and disappointments, its struggles and suffering, and its guilt
and wrong-turnings. What makes Jungian analysis unique is that it values the
wisdom and creativity of the unconscious. There is more to life than what we are
aware of through our five senses or what we can rationalize with our minds.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Howard hits the ground running with high spirits; presents with an
ability to touch the profound; completely engaging. I recommend Dr. Tyas to all
my colleagues." - James Green, LPC, Charlotte, NC
"Dr. Tyas is knowledgeable, creative, and insightful; he connects with
participants and teaches with authority." - Jenelle Spear, LMFT, LISW-CP,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Pastoral Counselors
- Clinical Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Case Managers
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a
provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work
Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program
(approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for
the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case
Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education
Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet
NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all
aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for
completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its
content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is
required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial
attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-In: 7:30 AM Seminar Class Time 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM