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What is latent content?

The underlying meaning of the dream


What is manifest content?

The waking report


What is the role of the therapist in dream work?

To reverse the dream work process to unpick and decode manifest content


What are the 5 dream work processes?

• representation
• symbolism
• condensation
• displacement
• secondary elaboration


What is representation?

translating thought into visual images


What does symbolism do?

Replace an action, person or idea


What is condensation?

One image standing for several meanings


What is displacement?

The dream directs feelings or desires onto an unrelated subject


What is secondary elaboration?

Unconscious mind collects all the different images and ties them to form a story disguising latent content, some of this material may be provided from events in the persons waking life


Why is it hard to find evidence of the effectiveness of dream analysis?

It is not a stand alone therapy rather it is a technique in psychoanalysis


What should a therapist do in dream work?

Offer various interpretations based on the patients feedback and knowledge of their life experiences, allowing the patient to select the one making the most sense


What is dream work?

The process of which latent content is transformed into manifest content


What does the dream work therapy involve for the client?

Lying on a couch facing away from the therapist


What is psychoanalysis often called and why?

Talking therapy
Client talks with minimal prompts form the therapist


Is psychoanalysis a long or short term therapy?

Long term


How often does a client have dream analysis sessions a week and how long is each session?

1-5 times a week
Each session is 50 minutes to an hour

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