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Learning Through Dreams

Kent Psychotherapy Network

Saturday, 13 January 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Learning Through Dreams

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Learning Through Dreams

 CPD certificate awarded to all delegates

 “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” 
― W. B Yeats 

A conference aimed at all health professionals including psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and other mental health professionals to enable them to apply dream theory to clinical practice.

This is the second dream conference following the “Dreams at Work Conference” earlier this year (2017). In this day of experiential learning, we invite participants to bring their dreams for discussion. We will be exploring these in large and small groups led by experienced psychotherapists and group analysts. The day will also include a social dreaming matrix and a panel discussion on different ways of learning through dreams. The panel will comprise of experienced psychotherapists, each representing a specialism or modality of working with dreams individually and in groups.

Convener: Marcus Price Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Assoc Mem IGA, UKCP, CPJA, BAPPS: Poetry editor of 'Contexts' newsletter of the Group Analytic Society International (GASi)


Dream Group Discussion  Panel


 We are delighted to have the company of Otto M Rheinschmiedt who will take part in our panel discussion.


Otto M. Rheinschmiedt is a training group analyst, psychotherapist, and psychologist in private practice in Bath. He also works as a consultant with staff teams and organisations, is a lecturer at the UWE in Bristol, and a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). He has analysed dreams for over thirty years, taught dream analysis at Bath University, presented his ideas on dreams on BBC Radio programmes, and given talks on dreams and literature in the UK and abroad. His twin passions are dream research and critically reading world literature. His book, The Fictions of Dreams. Dreams, Literature, and Writing, was published by Karnac in May 2017.

Penny Culliford

Penny Culliford  has a background in nursing, having specialised in hospice care before  training as a counsellor at the WestminsterPastoral Foundation and later  as a couples counsellor working conjointly in their family and marital unit.  She worked as a member of the Oxleas Psychology department before leaving to train with the Association of Jungian Analysts where she is now a Professional Member and Training Analyst. She is a BAPPS registered supervisor and has a private practice in Chelsfield. She works with dreams as part of the analytic process and has also participated in and acted as a facilitator for dream matrices. Penny is interested in both individual dream work and social dreaming.


 Michael Tait 

Group Analyst and Drama Therapist.

Michael has hosted a quarterly adult dream group for over a decade. He has also conducted adolescent dream groups in therapeutic communities over many years. He will join the panel to share his experience and understanding of this work. 

Teresa von Sommaruga Howard 

Teresa’s career was prefigured by many cultural influences.  She was born in England of a German Jewish refugee father and British non-Jewish mother, with whom she emigrated to New Zealand as a child.  She is a registered architect and trained as a systemic family therapist.  She is a Group Analyst with specific expertise conducting median and large groups and social dreaming matrices.  She has applied these disciplines, architecture, systemic practice and group analysis in larger settings, in various contexts, in various countries, over the years. She is an Executive Member and Treasurer of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) and co-editor of the journal, Forum. She coauthored Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects, (2010) Wiley, which describes how clients can realise dreams in concrete form.



Social Dreaming Conductors


Teresa von Sommaruga Howard 


Michelle Bearman

 Integrative Psychotherapist UKCP

 Michelle has a  lifelong curiosity in dreams both personally and in her psychotherapy practice. She has been a member of a small dreams group for many years. 


Breakaway dream group Conductors 


Josephine Canty

 Josephine has worked as a Group Analyst, Art Psychotherapist and Psychotherapist in the NHS and in the public sector since 1988.Mem IGA UKCP CPJ


  Kevin Power

 Kevin qualified as a group-analytic psychotherapist in 1984 with the London Centre for Psychotherapy and was awarded an M.A. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire & Guild of Psychotherapists in 1998, and the IGA’s Certificate in Group-analytic Supervision in 2003. He is registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists UKCP. 


            Michael Tait            

Group Analyst and Drama Therapist, Mem IGA, HPC, UKCP.  


David Glyn 


Group Analyst




Do you have questions about Learning Through Dreams? Contact Kent Psychotherapy Network

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Dartford Science and Technology College
Heath Lane
DA1 2LY Dartford
United Kingdom

Saturday, 13 January 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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