Dreams in Contemporary Practice

This workshop will focus on contemporary psychoanalytic models of dream theory and technique. When met with a dream in clinical practice, how do we listen, engage, elaborate, and make use of dreams in an effort to deepen the psychotherapeutic process? How do dreams facilitate a patient’s progressive development?

This workshop will examine current analytic dream models of listening, affect development, transference, and countertransference. Clinical examples will include dreams about the clinician, dreams about one’s patient, interrupted dreams, and dreams within dreams.


Gabriel Ruiz, M.A. is a Psychoanalyst working with children, adolescents, and adults.  He is on the faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Institute for Clinical Social Work, and visiting lecturer at Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute where he teaches and supervises graduate and post-graduate students in areas of technique, development, culture, and dreams.  Gabriel serves on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Diversity Task Force as well as the Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis.  He has publications in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and through Karnac Books in London, England. 

When & Where

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm

At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Registration & CEUs

Registration: $25.00

Three Continuing Education Credits Available for LSW/LCSWs, LPC/LCPCs, et al.


For questions or more information contact Andrea Dunbar or 312-935-4245.