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Flashcards in 1.2.2 Dreamwork & The Therapist (PD) Deck (16):
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What is latent content?

The underlying meaning of the dream

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What is manifest content?

The waking report

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What is the role of the therapist in dream work?

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

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What are the 5 dream work processes?

• representation
• symbolism
• condensation
• displacement
• secondary elaboration

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What is representation?

translating thought into visual images

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What does symbolism do?

Replace an action, person or idea

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What is condensation?

One image standing for several meanings

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What is displacement?

The dream directs feelings or desires onto an unrelated subject

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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

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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

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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

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What is dream work?

The process of which latent content is transformed into manifest content

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What does the dream work therapy involve for the client?

Lying on a couch facing away from the therapist

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What is psychoanalysis often called and why?

Talking therapy
Client talks with minimal prompts form the therapist

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Is psychoanalysis a long or short term therapy?

Long term

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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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