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Dreams & The Imagination

  • 12 Jul 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (MST)
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course Grill, 1250 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
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  • CE credit through 3rd party for psychologists, psychiatric nurses

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Dreams & the Imagination

with Judy Zappacosta, MFT, CST-T

Friday, July 12, 2019

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch (included), 12:00 - 2:00 Speaker

The psychology of C. G Jung has been pivotal in the development of understanding imagination, symbol, and dreams. Jung, as well as Freud, discovered that dreams attempt to offer regulation and balance to body, mind and spirit. The dream can act in a way to reveal distress and disharmony as well as offer creative ideas and new potential to our daily lives. Jung found that in sleep, the dream could help to awaken unlived, unconscious or hidden aspects of the personality.

Learning to pay attention to our dreams can offer new meaning to our lives, and when followed or listened to, can often help solve dilemmas that otherwise fall into the unconscious, or even become a symptom held in the body.

This presentation will invite participants to consider the structure of a dream, as developed by C.G. Jung. The ability to recall and amplify dream material, images, and symbols will be discussed. There will be consideration of the differences between waking dreams such as active imagination and sandplay and dreams that emerge from sleep.

Dreams can be remembered with known and unknown aspects, creating a tension or duality.  When one works with the dream, the hope is to arrive at a new association or meaning, which offers a transcendent product from the unconscious.  Out of a tension of opposites emerges a third aspect, which Jung referred to as the transcendent function.

Jung offered an understanding of how dreams can be compensatory for parts of the daily life that are out of balance or in disharmony.  By studying the dream, balance can be restored to the personality.  Sometimes it is the pure absurdity offered in the dream that may make us laugh or cry when remembering it. In either case, we are invited to allow reflection and adjustment to situations in our lives.

Learning Goals:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the structure of the dream as explained by C.G. Jung.
  • Learn some of the clues to working with natural associations in dream material.
  • Identify three ways to explore dream images with clients.
  • Describe effective ways to engage with dream imagery in a clinical setting.
  • Understand when dreams may be diagnostic to consider regarding flooding, overwhelm or disassociation.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between waking dreams, and dreams emerging from sleep.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe 2 or more approaches to engaging with dreams in a clinical setting.
  • Name 2 or more inner concerns and challenges with dream materials.
  • Summarize the structure of dreams and how to follow it.
  • List differences between night terrors, nightmares, and dreams and the importance of all.
  • Discuss some of the characteristics of what might be considered a collective dream as opposed to a personal dream.

Presenter Bio

JUDY ZAPPACOSTA, MFT, CST-T is a past president of Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and past board member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). She maintains a private practice in Monterey, CA, and consults and supervises therapists using Sandplay and Jungian psychotherapy.  She teaches both nationally and internationally.  She is Editor of the book, "Pearls: Defining Moments in our Lives." Judy is co-founder of Caring for the Soul, offering international trainings, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Judy trained with sandplay founder, Dora Kalff and Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman.

2 CEs are included in the registration cost for this presentation

(For Psychologists and nurses, the CE cost is $25 in addition to the price of registration. Please purchase CEs here AND make sure that you also register for the workshop.)


Licensed MC-CAMFT Members:  $28

Members of other local CAMFT chapters: $28

Licensed Non-Members and Guests:  $30

Pre-licensed:  $20

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


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Please Note: Certificates of completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form.

MC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Provider# 050097.

APA Continuing Education Credit

  • American Psychological Association: The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. For questions about these CE accreditations, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 14 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 4 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies. Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. All requests for refunds must be submitted to Jennifer Farley by email at

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