This edited volume shows the relationship between dream research and its usefulness in treating patients. Milton Kramer and Myron Glucksman show that there is support for searching for the meaning of dream as experiences extended in time. Dreaming reflects psychological changes and is actually an orderly process, not a random experience. Several chapters in this book explore interviewing methodologies that will help clients reduce the frequency of their nightmares and thus contribute to successful therapy.
Introduction 1. Establishing the meaning of a dream M. Kramer 2. Teaching Dream Interviewing L. Flowers 3. The Continuity Between Waking and Dreaming M. Schredl 4. Dream Incubation: Targeting Dreaming to Focus on Particular Issues G. Delaney 5. A Cross-Cultureal Study of Gender Difference S. Krippner 6. Friends and Friendliness: Could They Be The Clue in Mental Patients Dreams? W. Domhoff 7. Dreams: Thinking in a Different Biochemical State D. Berrett 8. The Digital Revolution in Dream Research K. Bulkeley 9. The Manifest Dream Report and Clinical Change M. Glucksman, M. Kramer 10. The Hill Cognitive-Experiential Model: An Integrative Approach to Working with Dreams P. Spangler, C. Hill 11. Posttraumatic Nightmares: From Scientific Evidence to Clinical Significance L. Wittman, T. de Dassel 12. Nightmare Therapy: Emerging Concepts From Sleep Medicine B. Krakow 13. Positive Apects of the Classic Nightmare J. Pagel 14. Cetegory Development and Emergent Meaning in Impactful Dreams D. Kuiken 15. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Extraordinary Dreams J. Lewis, S. Krippner 16. Lucid Dreaming: Metaconsciousness During Paradoxical Sleep S. LaBerge 17. Reality: Waking, Sleeping, or Virtual? J. Gackenbach, H. Stark, A. Boyes, C. Flickhart