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Welcome to the IASD's Online Activity Center. Here you can  enroll in CE and non-CE courses on dreams, participate in online research conferences on dream-related topics, and enroll in our upcoming Study Group Program.

Study Group Program

You may enroll in our new Study Group Program once it's available. For more information, review the description of the upcoming Study Group Program.

Enrolling in Courses

Our Courses are based on books, IASD's annual conference presentations,  and peer-reviewed journal papers. All courses are open to the public. Most of our courses award CE credits.

Once you've opened an account, click on the Courses link in the Navigation box (upper left on this page) to access our current offerings. 

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is the provider of CE Credits, and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Many licensing boards for non-psychologists will accept credits from an APA-approved sponsor. 

Each course has its own payment portal, through which you can self-enroll in the course. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Available courses

This 3-CE Foundation Series course is based on a symposium titled "An Introduction to the History of Dreams" that was presented at the 2018 IASD conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.It explored the historical traditions around dream experience, dream telling and dream interpretation. 

The symposium engaged participants with rich and diverse cultural heritages that display a broad range of insights and viewpoints and reveal shifting reflections and value orientations.

Part 1: Curtiss Hoffman--The Evolution of Dreams and Dream Sharing

Part 2: Susannah Benson--A Social/ Cultural Narrative of Dreaming: Western, Islamic and Eastern Traditions

Part 3: Stanley Krippner--Shamanic Dream Practices

Cost: US$21 via Stripe

 

This three-CE Foundation Series course is mini-tutorial on the science and psychology of dreaming, which covers:

  •  The Basics
  •  The Psychology
  •  Exceptional Dream Experiences

As an educational tutorial, this course is designed for anyone interested in a summary of some of the theories and research findings related to our basic understanding of dreaming. Although there is still much unknown and even controversial about the nature of dreaming, these presentations are an attempt to present a snapshot of some of the general thinking cited from research and theoretical literature.

Cost:  US$21 via Stripe

This 2 CE Foundation Series course is based on a presentation by author and internationally known lucid dream pioneer Robert Waggoner at the 2018 IASD Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. It covers the history of the first scientific evidence that lucid dreaming is a valid and distinct state of dreaming, and then surveys cutting-edge findings in the field.

Cost: US$14 via Stripe

This 7-CE Foundation Series course is based on presentations at the 2019 IASD conference in Rolduc, the Netherlands. 

Part 1: Robert Hoss--Dreamwork Basics: Intro, Ethics, Jung, Gestalt, Ullman

This presentation is an introduction to the basic foundations of dreamwork. It begins with a brief evolutionary history of key contributions, along with IASD ethical principles. This is followed by a more in-depth introduction to three of the great luminaries that had a lasting influence on modern day dreamwork: Jung, Perls (Gestalt) and Ullman.

Part 2: Michael Schredl--Dream Listening

This approach is based on the client-centered therapy developed by Carl Rogers. The group will learn to ask open-ended questions to stimulate the dreamer to think about the links between the dream (emotions, cognitive patterns, and the way the dream ego acts) and current waking life issues.

Part 3: Scott Sparrow--Co-Creative Dreamwork and the FiveStar Method

This presentation covers the theory of co-creative dreamwork, and then introduces the FiveStar Method, a practical and relational dreamwork method for individual and group dreamwork that focuses on how the dreamer responds to the dream content. It will provide a dreamwork example that will illustrate the effectiveness of the FSM. 

Part 4: Robert Hoss--Transformative Dreamwork

This  presentation details an integrative dreamworking protocol, based on a unique combination of approaches influenced by Carl Jung (Amplification, Archetypal, and Active Imagination); Fritz Perls (Gestalt Role-play) and research into the emotional significance of Color. It consists of 3 phases: Exploration, Insight and Action.

Part 5: Robert Gongloff--Dream as Story: Exploring the Themes of Your Dreams

Themes reflect the major issues going on in one’s life. A theme is the important message, idea, or perception that a dream is attempting to bring to your conscious mind. Through this approach, the dreamer gets to the core issues presented by the dream quickly; a dream group tends to relate more to the dream rather than to the dreamer, thus providing more safety for the dreamer; and the theme provides a context or framework within which the dream symbols can be explored.

Part 6: Leslie Ellis--Focusing Dreamwork

Based on the work of Eugene Gendlin, Ellis introduces the theory and methodology of Focusing Dreamwork, which emphasizes the "felt-sense" of the dream, an embodied way of appreciating the dream, and "dreaming it forward" through an imaginal process.

Part 7: Scott Sparrow--Dreamwork  and Group Theory

This interactive presentation covers various ways that dream sharing fits within the larger context of group dynamics--a field that informs us of ways to insure a healthy and productive exploration, regardless of the content of our sharing. We will explore ways to circumvent problems and to deepen the interpersonal bond.

Cost: US $49 via Paypal

The Enrollment Commons will not open until the Study Group Program is launched, sometime in the fall of 2019. Stay tuned!

The Dream Study Group Program (DSGP) Enrollment Commons is the doorway into the study group program. The Commons provides group guidelines, a statement of IASD's Ethics, immediate access to our Foundation Courses, supplementary study materials, and access to the Tea Room--a central community forum.

After enrolling in the Commons, you will be contacted by the DSGP Administrator and provided a link and enrollment code to a study group, along with your host's contact information. Once enrolled in your study group, you will gain access to your group's private partition, and your own group forum.

Return here to enroll @ approximately $75 per year for non-members, and $50 for IASD Members, payable via Stripe. Payment window will open soon.

Become a member of IASD at our main site!

If you attended the 2019 conference in The Netherlands and paid ahead of time as part of your conference tuition, you were sent a link for accessing the recordings. If not, you can still purchase the recordings here for $30 here through our payment processing system. Simply click on this course link, and you will be transferred to Paypal for payment. Thereafter, you will have access to a page that includes a link to the recordings.

Before purchasing, please check the list of audio presentations that we successfully recorded. Not all of the presentations were recorded.

Cost $30 via Stripe

If you attended the 2018 conference in Anaheim and paid ahead of time as part of your conference tuition, you were sent an enrollment key to access the recordings. If not, you can still purchase the recordings for $30 here through our Paypal processing system. Simply click on this course link, and you will be transferred to Paypal for payment. Thereafter, whenever you return here, you will be able to access the recordings.

If you are looking for a particular recording, please check the list of courses successfully recorded to make sure it's in the list.

Cost $30 via Paypal

If you attended the conference and paid ahead of time as part of your conference tuition, you were sent an enrollment key to access the recordings. If not, you can still purchase the recordings for $30 here through our Paypal processing system. Simply click on this course link, and you will be transferred to Paypal for payment. Thereafter, you will be able to access the recordings whenever you return to this site.

Please note that not all of the presentations were successfully recorded. If you want to know if a particular recording is included in the selection, please contact the site administrator.

Cost $30 via Paypal

On November 11-13, 2016, the International Association for the Study of Dreams sponsored the first Online Dream Research Conference, which featured some of the best-known dream researchers in the world.

Open to the public, and offering CE certificates for each presentation, IASD's Online Dream Research Conference was the first of its kind. It fostered collaboration and inquiry among dream researchers, neuroscientists, mental health providers, and lay dream workers everywhere.

Now you can enjoy the conference presentations, and receive 13.5 CEs for the 9-session conference-based course. The presentations are as follows:

Erin Wamsley, PhD: Memory Consolidation in Dreams and Waking Thought

Sophie Schwartz, PhD:  Processing Emotionally-Relevant Information in Sleep and Dreams (The audio for this presentation was poor, so it is included as a bonus, without additional cost.)

Robert Stickgold, PhD: The Induction of Specific Dream Content

Antonio Zadra, PhD:  Discoveries and Challenges in the Study of Nightmare

Mark Blagrove, PhD: Exploration-insight from Discussion of REM Dreams, NREM Dreams and Daydreams Using the Ullman Dream Group Method

Tracey Kahan, PhD: Predictors of Metacognition in Dreaming and Waking: Another Look

Jennifer Windt, PhD: The Philosophy of Sleep & Dreaming: Questions and Future Perspectives

G. William Domhoff, PhD: We Need Bigger and Better Samples of Dream Reports: ‘Most Recent Dream’ Reports and Dream Journals Are The Best Answer

Michael Shredl, PhD: Can We Learn Something About Dreaming by Studying Gender Differences?

Cost: US$89 via Paypal

Group Student discount (Requires contact from professor verifying use of course in curriculum, and minimum of six students) US$30/student via Paypal

A 2-CE workshop by Alan Siegel that was presented at the 2015 IASD annual conference in Virginia Beach that covers significant aspects of working ethically with dreams in psychotherapy. (Designed to meet the ethics requirements for the relicensing of mental health professionals)

Cost $14 via Paypal

A 2-CE workshop by Alan Siegel that was presented at the 2014 IASD annual conference in Berkeley, California, that covers significant aspects of working with nightmares and PTSD with children and adults.  (Designed to meet the ethics requirements for the relicensing of mental health professionals)

Cost: $14 via Paypal

 

A 1-CE course based on presentations from the 2013 IASD Conference

Part 1: "Nightmare Prevalence among Finnish General Adult Population and WWII Veterans During 1972-2007" by Katja Valli

Part 2: "A Content Analysis of Dion McGregor's Sleep Talking Episodes" by Deidre Barrett

Cost $7 via Paypal

 

A three-module mentored course--based on a presentation given by Scott Sparrow at the 2014 IASD Conference (as well as three refereed articles)--that focuses on helping you acquire the skills to facilitate co-creative dream work. This mentored course includes feedback from Dr. Sparrow to your required forum postings.  The course awards 10 CEs. 

Cost: $70

A One-CE Workshop from the 2010 IASD Conference by Suzanne Saldarini

Cost $7 by paypal

A 2-CE Course based on a workshop titled "Comparative Analysis of a Dream Series from Different Theoretical Perspectives" from the 2014 IASD Conference by Alan Siegel, John Beebe, and Kelly Bulkeley

Cost $14 via Paypal

 A two-CE Workshop from the 2014 IASD conference, presented by Robert Hoss.

Cost $14 via Paypal

A Non-CE course based on three presentations that comprised a panel of this title at the 2014 IASD Conference.

Part 1: "The Nitty Gritties of Starting a Dream Group" by Christopher Sowton

Part 2: "Tilling the Soil and Gathering a Group Together" by Rosemary Gosselin

Part 3: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong in a Dream Group?" by Patti Allen

Cost: $15

A 2 CE course based on a symposium presented at the 2015 IASD conference in Virginia Beach, which included these presentations:

"Dreamwork in Integrated Psychodynamic Psychotherapy-IPP Method," by Cristinia Bottoni and co-author Giuseppe Lago

"Spiritual Dreams and Attribution Theory: A Look at the Multiple Component Interactions Mediating the Spiritual Recognition of Dreams," by Robert Sears

"The Depth of Dreams in Music and Philosophical Practice," by Maria Neves

Cost $14 via Paypal

A 3-CE course comprised of three presentations given by Robert Waggoner, Keith Hearne and Clare Johnson at a clinical symposium titled "Lucid Dreaming Symposium" during the Annual IASD Conference in Rolduc on June 25, 2016.

Part 1: "The future of lucid dreaming" by Robert Waggoner

Part 2: "Healing dreams and lucid dreamplay" by Keith Hearne

Part 3: "Lucidity now!" by Clare Johnson

Cost $21

A two-CE course based on an IASD Conference presentation and a research study by G. Scott Sparrow published in the International Journal of Dream Research in 2013.

Cost $14 via Paypal

 

Part 1: "The Phenomenology of Light as Experienced in the Process of Spiritual Awakening" by Nigel Hamilton (2013)

Part 2: "Awakening to Expanded Awareness through Lucid Dreaming," by Nigel Hamilton (2013)

Part 3: "The Alchemy of Light, Lucidity and Consciousness," by Mary Ziemer (2013)

Part 4: "Lucid Surrender: The Alchemy of Psycho-Spiritual Transformation," by Mary Ziemer  (2012)

Part 5: "The Importance of Situated and Non-situated Awareness in the Experience of Healing, Ecstasy and Light in Dreams" by Gregory Scott Sparrow (2013)

Part 6: "The Role of Lucid Dreaming in the Creative Process" by Clare Johnson (2005)

A three-CE course based on IASD Conference presentations

Cost $21 via Paypal

 

A 2-CE course based on a feature presentation from the 2012 and 2014 conferences at Berkeley by Merideth Sabini and John Beebe. The recording was made at the 2012 conference.

Cost $14 via Paypal

A 2-CE course based on presentations from 2013 IASD Conference

Part 1: "A Neuromythological Approach to Working with Dreams" by Stanley Krippner

Part 2: "Neuroscience Looks at Aspects of the Self, the Brain Basis of Self, and the Emergence of Self" by David Kahn

Part 3: "Dreaming is a Form of Mental Functioning: The Most Connective and Creative Form" by Ernest Hartmann

Part 4: "Recent Neurological Studies Supportive of Jung’s Theories on Dreaming" by Robert Hoss 

Cost $14 via Paypal

This course is based on recordings of a talk given by Stephen Potthoff titled "Dreaming Paradise in Early Christian Cemeteries" as part of a Historical Perspectives Symposium held in 2016 at the Annual IASD Conference in Rolduc.

Cost: US $8 via paypal

A course based on a presentation by Marja Moors at the 2016 IASD annual conference in Rolduc, The Netherlands. 

The guru-devotee relationship can be seen as the most important relationship one can have in one’s life. Western people are skeptical about it because of the danger of dependency. Dreams can help to navigate in this field at a time when the world needs enlightened leaders more than ever.

Cost $8 via Paypal

A 2 CE course based on a panel presented at the 2015 IASD Conference in Virginia Beach, which includes the following presentations:

"The Science and Psychology of Transcendent Dreams," by Robert Hoss

"Evidence for Inner Awareness: How Lucid Dreaming Shows a Second Psychic System," by Robert Waggoner

"The Fisher King Wound and Its Healing as a Life Theme Heralded by a Dream," by Scott Sparrow

"Dreams Prepare Us for Change," by Robert Gongloff

Cost $14 via Paypal

A non-CE course based on a presentation by Laurel Clark at the 2014 IASD Conference.

Cost: $10

A 2-CE course based on a panel by the same title at the 2014 IASD Conference, which included the following four presentations:

"Developing a Dream Studies Program in Academia" by Fariba Bogzaran

"No Dream Deferred: Using Dreams as a Teaching Tool in the Adult Literacy Classroom" by Tzivia Gover

 "Teaching Dreamwork in Clinical Courses" by Jacquie Lewis

 "Dreaming Transformation: Experiences Teaching Dreams and World Mythology in the College Classroom" by Stephen Potthoff

Price: $14

A 5-credit CE course based on a book by the same title--

Cost $35 via paypal

A 5-credit CE course based on a book by the same title.

Cost $35 via paypal

An 5-credit CE course based on a book by the same title.

Cost $35 via paypal

A 5-credit CE course based on a book by the same title

Cost $35 via paypal