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For Clinicians Only: Dreaming in the Time of Corona

May 13 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Prepaid Cost: $20 – $35

Presented by Judith Hecker, Ph.D.

The psychological impact of living with the corona virus, a worldwide pandemic, has altered ordinary life in numerous ways, socially, economically, and emotionally, as people struggle to integrate new realities. As clinicians one of the ways in which we see the psyche attempting to integrate and adapt to a situation that feels profoundly overwhelming is through our patient’s dreams as well as our own.  Please join us for an interactive seminar in which we will review dreams which specifically relate to psyche’s response to this profound upheaval on a personal as well as collective level.  Clinicians are encouraged to bring dreams of their patients as well as their own dream material.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the psychological impact of the Corona virus on an individual in terms of identifying feelings of helplessness, fragility, anxiety, depression as these are evidenced in a patient’s dream material;
  • Utilizing a patient’s dream material, assess coping mechanisms of individuals who have been impacted by the threat of the Corona virus.

Judith Hecker, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and a clinical psychologist with a private practice in West Los Angeles. She has taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, the California Graduate Institute, the Geffen Medical School at UCLA, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is a former supervisor and associate director of the CGI Counseling Center and the Chicago School Clinic in Westwood.

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