This edited volume shows the relationship between dream research and its usefulness in treating patients. Milton Kramer and Myron Glucksman show that there is support for searching for the meaning of dream as experiences extended in time. Dreaming reflects psychological changes and is actually an orderly process, not a random experience. Several chapters in this book explore interviewing methodologies that will help clients reduce the frequency of their nightmares and thus contribute to successful therapy.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Establishing the meaning of a dream M. Kramer 2. Teaching Dream Interviewing L. Flowers 3. The Continuity Between Waking and Dreaming M. Schredl 4. Dream Incubation: Targeting Dreaming to Focus on Particular Issues G. Delaney 5. A Cross-Cultureal Study of Gender Difference S. Krippner 6. Friends and Friendliness: Could They Be The Clue in Mental Patients Dreams? W. Domhoff 7. Dreams: Thinking in a Different Biochemical State D. Berrett 8. The Digital Revolution in Dream Research K. Bulkeley 9. The Manifest Dream Report and Clinical Change M. Glucksman, M. Kramer 10. The Hill Cognitive-Experiential Model: An Integrative Approach to Working with Dreams P. Spangler, C. Hill 11. Posttraumatic Nightmares: From Scientific Evidence to Clinical Significance L. Wittman, T. de Dassel 12. Nightmare Therapy: Emerging Concepts From Sleep Medicine B. Krakow 13. Positive Apects of the Classic Nightmare J. Pagel 14. Cetegory Development and Emergent Meaning in Impactful Dreams D. Kuiken 15. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Extraordinary Dreams J. Lewis, S. Krippner 16. Lucid Dreaming: Metaconsciousness During Paradoxical Sleep S. LaBerge 17. Reality: Waking, Sleeping, or Virtual? J. Gackenbach, H. Stark, A. Boyes, C. Flickhart
Milton Kramer, MD, is emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. He has produced seven books, the most recent being The Dream Experience, along with writing 181 articles, 155 abstracts, and 68 book reviews and discussions having to do primarily with dreams, sleep disorders, and other health-related issues
Myron Glucksman, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, as well as a training and supervising analyst on the faculty of its psychoanalytic institute. He is the author of many papers, has co-edited two books, and most recently authored Dreaming: An Opportunity for Change.
"The title of this book is quite apt as it pertains to research that is clinically useful and a signifcant contribution to our understanding of dream research, especially applied to clinical practice, and has certainly achieved this goal... This work is a combination of up-to-date scientific principles, both regarding psychotherapy and the process of sleep and dreaming... This book is well written, scientific, up to date, and exciting to read. It will serve as an estimable contribution to clinical work." - Ronald N. Turco, MD, Psychodynamic Psychiatry