Flashcards in 1.2.2 Dreamwork & The Therapist (PD) Deck (16):
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?
• 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?
Client talks with minimal prompts form the therapist
Is psychoanalysis a long or short term therapy?