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Dream Analysis & Therapy Diploma Course

10 Modules

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

What are dreams? What do they tell us about ourselves? Can their interpretation provide meaningful insight into our lives? The Dream Analysis & Therapy Diploma Course answers these questions – diving deep into your dream state and giving you practical techniques to unravel and analyse your dreams.

Dreams have always been part of the human experience; we kick off the course by looking at the historical value of dreams and introduce dream analysis as presented by various therapeutic approaches. From here, we go on to explore the relationship between dreams and memory, as wel...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Dream Analysis and Therapy?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Historical Views on Dreams
  • Part 2: The Importance of Dream Analysis in Therapy
  • Part 3: Modern Dream Analysis
  • Part 4: Image Rehearsal Therapy
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: What Are Dreams?
  • Part 1: Relationship to Waking State and Memory in Dreams
  • Part 2: Dream Stimuli
  • Part 3: Why Dreams are Forgotten on Waking
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Freudian Background
  • Part 1: Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis
  • Part 2: Topographic and Structural Theories
  • Part 3: Freudian View of Dreams
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Traditional Freudian Dream Analysis
  • Part 1: The Preparation of the Patient
  • Part 2: Preparing the Mind
  • Part 3: Method of Interpretation
  • Part 4: Cipher Method and Free Association Method
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: The Adaptive Paradigm of Psychotherapy
  • Part 1: Robert Langs
  • Part 2: The Adaptive Paradigm
  • Part 3: Approach to Dream Analysis
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Modern Psychoanalytic Dream Analysis Theory
  • Part 1: Traditional and Modern Psychoanalysis Compared
  • Part 2: Ego Development and Defences
  • Part 3: Dream Application
  • Part 4: Freud’s ‘Irma’ Case Study
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Modern Psychoanalytic Dream Analysis Methods
  • Part 1: Free Association as an Ego Defence
  • Part 2: Manifest Content to Understand the Unconscious
  • Part 3: Understanding Personality with Dreams
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Jungian Dream Analysis
  • Part 1: Significant Symbols
  • Part 2: Archetypes
  • Part 3: Conducting Jungian Dream Analysis
  • Part 4: Jungian Case Study
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Gestalt Dream Therapy
  • Part 1: The Gestalt Approach to Dreams
  • Part 2: Gestalt Dream Therapy
  • Part 3: Produce a Drama
  • Part 4: Case Study #1
  • Part 5: Case Study #2
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Common Dream Interpretations
  • Part 1: The Meaning of Symbols
  • Part 2: Colours in Dreams
  • Part 3: Animals and Mythical and Lost Creatures in Dreams
  • Part 4: People in Dreams
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Dream Analysis & Therapy Diploma Course is for you if you want to go deep into the technical and psychological details of dreams and understand the practical techniques used to analyse them.

The course will be of particular interest to you if you have previously studied psychology and other subjects concerning the mind and emotions and would like to understand the workings of the mind in its dream state.


The Dream Analysis & Therapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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