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Goodwyn, E. Reis, J. (2020). Teaching Dream Interpretation to Psychiatric Residents. Psychodyn. Psych., 48(2):140-151.

(2020). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 48(2):140-151

Teaching Dream Interpretation to Psychiatric Residents

Erik Goodwyn, M.D. and Jessica Reis, M.D.

Though the clinical and experimental literature suggests that discussing dreams with therapy patients can be beneficial in a variety of important ways, there appears to be a gap in educational opportunities for psychiatric residents regarding this process. To address this educational need at the authors' residency program, a class in psychodynamically oriented dream analysis was implemented, and data was collected in the form of learner surveys both before and after they took the course. The survey found that the level of importance placed on dream work, the comfort level in discussing dreams with patients, and the frequency with which dreams were discussed in sessions were all increased after taking the course. Our conclusion was that these preliminary results suggest that implementing a structured course on dream analysis may help to fill the educational gap.

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