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Gillman, R.D. (1987). A Child Analyzes a Dream. Psychoanal. St. Child, 42:263-273.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 42:263-273

A Child Analyzes a Dream

Robert D. Gillman, M.D.


Dream interpretation is a generally neglected area in the analysis of latency-age children. Analysts are more influenced by reports of children's inability to work with dreams than by sporadic reports of success. This paper reports one child's dream interpretation. It discusses the factors that make working with dreams difficult for latency children, and the factors that contributed to this child's success.

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