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  August 2016

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

August 26, 2016 Featured Seminar

Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams

Lynn Flewelling, MFTI

Psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote: “A dream that is not understood is a mere occurrence; understood, it becomes a living experience.” In the didactic portion of the workshop, Lynn Flewelling will outline what depth psychology is; give a brief overview of the history of 20th century Western dream work; and present three methods for working with dreams, drawing from the work of Sigmund Freud, Jung, and Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., creator of the Dream Tending method, which approaches dreams as living manifestations of the dreamer’s psyche. In the experiential portion, Ms. Flewelling will demonstrate the dream tending method with a volunteer, then workshop participants will divide into dyads and tend each other’s dreams under the guidance of the instructor. Sufficient time will be given so that both dyad partners can personally experience this method. Finally, participants will create art inspired by their own dream work experience.

Important: Please write down one of your recent dreams and bring it for the dyad work. Practicing with our own material is crucial for doing dream work with others. As Jung observed, we can only take our patients as far as we have been ourselves.

Please bring drawing paper and whatever you like to draw with, so long as there are colors. Crayons are great!

Learning Objectives:

1. Develop a basic understanding what the umbrella term Depth Psychology includes.

2. Understand the history of Western therapeutic dream work.

3. Have a schematic model encompassing the conscious and unconscious and how they connect.

4. Understand the difference between popular “dream interpretation” and therapeutic dream work and be able to explain it to clients.

5. Learn a methodology with which to work with both a client’s dreams and their own, including providing a safe container in which to do the work.

6. Understand that doing dream work with clients requires ongoing learning and practice with the therapist’s own dream material.


Lynn Flewelling is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (#86877) supervised by Sheralyn L. Shockey-Pope, LMFT, as well as an internationally published author. She was working with dreams in both her writing and her life long before she took a Dream Tending class with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Carpinteria, CA. Inspired by both psychologically-based dream work and PGI’s foundation in Depth Psychology, she enrolled the following autumn and graduated in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology.

Ms. Flewelling is a therapist at Central Counseling Services in Riverside, CA, where she uses her training to work with individuals, children and teens, couples, and families, including the LGBTQIA community. She is a member of CAMFT, the American Association of Play Therapists, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). She also teaches creativity workshops based on Julia Cameron’s book, the Artist’s Way.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance.



Inland 3000 Club:  Next meeting August 20, 2016 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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This issue:

  August Seminar


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

July Board Retreat


Annette Compton for hosting our yearly board meeting; she always does such a wonderful job. Annette is a wonderful and gracious hostess; a big thank you from all the board.

We take a summer break in July and a winter break in December

Welcome New Members!

Gabriel Sanchez, Jenna Hardy, Ava Denise Phillips, Rachel Day, Kimberly Lloyd

President's Message:

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word“transition” as: “a passage from one state, stage, subject,or place to another, a:change;and b: a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.” I was thinking about our clients and how they come to see us weekly and they are asking us to help them change, to adjust, to accommodate, garner insight, and transition from one perspective or feeling to another. As all of us know, change can be hard,stressful, and yet can also be exciting, hopeful, and freeing. I know that when I see growth within my clients, interns, students, my colleagues, and even myself I feel happy and hopeful and encouraged. Recently, it seems we have had a series of bad news locally and worldwide and sometimes I wonder if we are making a difference.

However, if I look into our world carefully I will find hope and growth and light. I find people, just regular people like you and me, doing wonderful acts of kindness and showing great compassion for the human race.  Sometimes it’s small,like helping a neighbor jump start their car. Other times it’s huge like sitting and being present while a little girl and her mother tell you about the suicide of their brother and son respectively, and how a kind police officer stayed with the little girl all night long singing songs, coloring pictures,and holding both mom and daughter in his arms until family from out-of-state could arrive to be with the family.

That kind of compassion rarely makes the news. What we as therapists do rarely makes the news but that doesn’t mean for a second that it does not matter.  I was teaching the other day and a couple of students came to me and asked my opinion of their dream to start two non-profits; one to help with the sex trafficking that would have a treatment and housing component and the other was a one-stop shop for services for CPS families: one or two places they could go to receive parenting skills, drug treatment, medical care, and have a visitation center.Their eyes sparkled and their voices were very excited about their possible dreams. I gave them counsel and encouragement. But they gave me more, the idea that hope is still out there, that we as humans want a better world for all,and that these young people will be part of the solution. 

Until next time

Sherry Shockey-Pope, IE-CAMFT President

Upcoming Events:

Triaging Cyber Bullying: Protection, Intervention, & Prevention - September 23, 2016

Taking the Fear out of Working with Eating Disorders - October 28, 2016

What is Life Coaching & How Does it Differ from Therapy? - November 18, 2016



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