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 Foundation Series (online courses) with a group to discuss questions with, in your Dream Study Group’s (text based) forums, instead of taking those courses independently (IS).
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) 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 by weekly discussion questions to discuss them in the DSG forums.
Q: How many differences are there between the DSGP and the Independent Study (IS) Foundation 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, except the DSGP has videos whereas currently, the Independent Study (IS) has PowerPoints and PDFs with separate audio files. The DSGP has (text only) forums where people in each DSG discuss course content prompted by weekly discussion questions. The IS has a bit more text description for each course, but no group discussion questions. 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 Foundation Series are both entirely online.
Q: How are the groups formed?
A: The DSGP assigns enrollees to host groups prior to the starting date. We try to assign group members geographically, so that you can meet and study with dreamers in your general region.
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 the three DSGP Foundation Series courses; a one-year membership in a hosted DSG 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, starting September 1, 2020. *Registration for that session will open starting May 1, 2020.