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A Key To Self-knowledge, 1st Edition

By Zygmunt A. Piotrowski, Albert M. Biele


200 pages

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Hardback: 9780898596915
pub: 1986-11-01
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This book presents a dream interpretation system based on the percept-analytic principles pioneered by the late Zygmunt Piotrowski. The Perceptanalytic Dream System (PDS) is an effective tool for PDS analysis. Dream events are evaluated as though they were observed consciously, bringing to the surface all of an individual's intrapsychic incompatibilities, reactions to conflicts and frustrations, and conscious and unconscious images of conflict resolution. These images are "translated" into verbal language through this unique method of transcribing the unconscious in conscious terms.


"A fascinating, clinically rich book….Piotrowski's exquisitely nuanced interpretations of the many dream examples serve as an excellent guide….by the end of the book one begins to feel some competence in dream analysis with this method."

American Psychological Association, Division 10 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I:Introduction. Introduction. Brief Historical Review of Dream Interpretation. Dreams of the Mind-Disordered. Part II:Perceptanalytic Dream Systems (PDS). The Process of Dreaming. Two Dream Interpretation Axioms. PDS Rules of Interpretation. Part III:Freud and PDS. Dissimilarity Between Perceptanalytic and Freudian Dream Systems. The "Irma Injection" Dream: Perceptanalytic and Freudian Interpretations. Part IV:Application of the PDS. Blind Analysis of Sample Dream With Follow-Up. Principles and Problems in Clinical Use of PDS for Manifest Dreams (written by Albert M. Biele). References.

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Personality Assessment Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health