Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the IASD Dream Study Groups Program (DSGP)
Q: Does the DSGP involve working with your own dreams in the groups or is it mostly discussion of theory?
A: The short answer is, discussion of theory. The DSGP is basically taking a modified version of the IASD Online Courses with a group to discuss questions with in text-based forums, instead of taking those courses independently.
Q: Is the DSGP online dream groups, offering training to practice dreamwork or dream group facilitation?
A: No, the DSGP is a community of online dream study groups (DSGs), all studying the same content together (the IASD Foundation Series, or the IASD Research Series) over the course of a year. However, in the third course of the DSGP Foundation Series, all DSGs will learn about some methods of dreamwork and will be prompted to discuss these methods of dreamwork in the DSG forums.
Q: Does the DSGP include meetings on Zoom?
A: The DSGP encourages discussion and information sharing on the Forum. Any meetings or interactions between students that take place outside of iasdreamcourses.org are not part of the DSGP and are not sponsored or endorsed in any way by IASD.
Q: How many differences are there between the DSGP and the Independent Study (IS) Foundation Series or Research Series? There seems to be some difference in content according to the course description.
A: The actual content of the presentations (audio and slides) is the same between the two. The DSGP has (text only) forums where people in each DSG discuss course content prompted by discussion questions. The IS has a bit more text description for each course, but no group discussion. The DSGP has a 52 week limit for access, and each group progresses together through the modules, after a predetermined number of weeks to complete each module. The IS is available indefinitely and the student determines the pace or speed of completion.
Q: Is the DSGP delivered entirely online?
A: Yes, the DSGP as well as the Independent Study courses are both entirely online.
Q: How are the groups formed?
A: The DSGP launches its courses on specific dates of the year, and students will be grouped according to when they join in order to follow the courses together over the same time period.
Q: How old do you need to be to participate in the DSGP?
A: The DSGP was designed for students age 18 and older. Exceptional students aged 16 or 17 may be considered for admission, but would require permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Q: How much does the DSGP cost?
A: The cost for participation in the DSGP is $50 for IASD members and $75 for non-members, and includes: access to the "DSGP Tea Room", a global forum for dreamers; access to either the DSGP Foundation Series or the Research Series; a one-year membership to discuss course content over the year.
Q: Is there going to be another session for the DSGP if I did not sign up before March 1st?
A: Yes! There will be another session for the DSGP Foundation Series and the Research Series starting September 1, 2021. *Registration for that session will open starting July 1, 2021.