IASD is in the process of creating a series of Foundation Series Courses, which will cover the main areas of dream research, theory and analysis. We will be adding to this section in 2018, especially following the annual conference in Phoenix, where we plan to present several courses that will serve as the backbone for the Foundation 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 Paypal

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 Paypal


This four-CE Foundation Series course is comprised of two presentations delivered at the 2017 and 2018 IASD Conferences.

Part I by Robert Hoss: The first section of this course is a three-hour, three-part mini-tutorial on the science and psychology of dreaming, which covers:

  •    The Basics
  •    The Psychology
  •    Exceptional Dream Experiences

Part II by David Kahn: The second section, which was added after the 2018 IASD conference, is titled, "Sleep and Dream Science." If you have already taken this course, you can complete the new section, and receive an extra CE.

The educational tutorial 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$28 via Paypal