Dr. Conigliaro discusses the process of dreaming, dream formation, and dream interpretation in both psychodynamic and physiologic terms. He then presents a multitude of clinical examples to demonstrate dream interpretation in psychotherapeutic situations. The purpose of the book is twofold: to summarize and elaborate on Freud's view of dreaming; and to demonstrate the use of dream interpretation with patients. These objectives are well met; the book is a treasure-trove of clinical examples. The book is meant for mental health workers of all disciplines who are interested in the dynamics of their patients and of the clinical situation. The explication of numerous dreams, and the inter-relationship between treatment and dream interpretation is magnificently presented. A most useful book, filling a need that has been apparent for years.
Conigliaro, an instructor and practitioner of psychiatry and
psychoanalysis, elaborates on Freud's concepts of dreams by sharing
his own interpretations of a wide variety of illustrative dreams. In
addition, he provides clinical illustrations which focus on the
analyst's internal processes as well as the patient's. Intended for
psychoanalytic trainees, beginning practitioners in psychoanalysis,
graduates of social work or clinical psychology programs, and mental
health practitioners who wish to understand their patients' dreams in
light of Freud's theories on dreams.
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