2023 Montana Exclusive Dream Tending Retreat

February 24-28, 2023

This limited-enrollment, intensive Dream Tending workshop and retreat takes place at the B Bar Ranch in Southern Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. Exploring dream theory and methodology, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat will showcase unique examples of Dream Tending practice as he works with one of each participant’s dreams. He will encourage participants’ engagement through association, amplification, and animation. Clinical perspectives will be included when appropriate. Dr. Aizenstat will also guide participants as they work independently, with a dyad partner, and in groups. The striking Montana landscape plays its own part, bringing the psyche of nature into the work. A unique ritual created by the group is presented at the conclusion of the retreat.

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Earn 10 Continuing Education Credits

10 continuing education credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #67021), for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), and for psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014). Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance at the program is required to receive a certificate. A $30 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.

General Information

Enroll Today

To enroll and secure your place, we encourage you to call or write Samantha, the Program Director now in order to explore enrollment options.  Please email programs@DreamTending.com, or call 805-770-0195.

Schedule a Time to Talk

Please feel free to schedule a time to contact Samantha Eddy, the Program Coordinator by clicking here, or email with any questions at programs@DreamTending.com or call 805-770-0195.

Payment Plans Available

Please contact programs@DreamTending.com regarding payment plans.

Cancellations

Cancellations 21 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 21 days, no refund is available, but the balance will be transferred to a future program.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the method of association in relation to dream work theory.
  2. Amplify dream images to understand archetypal themes working through both personal and collective consciousness.
  3. Assess live demonstrations of dreamwork; learn and practice the method of animation applied to dream images.
  4. Compare and contrast the difference between association, amplification, and animation techniques in working with dreams.
  5. Demonstrate and learn the clinical approach of using embodied active imagination with dream images.
  6. Describe and apply the 6-step Dream Tending system of working with nightmares.
  7. Describe how the landscape in dreams informs the psychic setting being projected.
  8. Differentiate between life circumstances, personal, collective and world unconscious.
  9. List the skills needed in dream council practice step-by-step, in deepening the relationship with dream figures.
  10. Demonstrate how to give feedback in a group setting when referring to other’s dreams and personal material in a psychologically sensitive way that takes into account transference and countertransference.

Continuing Education Credit

This program meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

This course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.

For Registered Nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses, this conference meets qualifications of 10 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177).  Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for each program and its content.  Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education Goal.  Pacifica Graduate Institute is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.  Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

CECs and Online Program Attendance: Participants requesting Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Online programs must attend all live sessions (offered via Zoom) in order to receive CECs. Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs.