Open Forum on Dreams
Vicky Ross, Caroline Rose, Nikky Sternhell
We’ve probably all had the experience of working with dreams in our own therapy, and some us may have clients who bring dreams to the consulting room. In this open forum, we would like to think about how dreams can inform the work we do, starting with Freud’s description of them as “The royal road to the unconscious” and moving on from there. Our three presentations will be very brief to allow other participants to join in with examples from their own experience, or any other thoughts or ideas about working with dreams.
About the Speakers
Vicky Ross qualified at Birkbeck in 1987, then returned in 1992 to do the Post Diploma Advanced Course. She has a social work background and has worked for the Refugee Support Centre and for City and Hackney Mind. She now works part-time for a health centre seeing university students and staff, and has a small private practice.
Caroline Rose has worked in the social care field for many years including working as a counsellor in a community alcohol team. She is currently working as a social worker with older adults in the voluntary sector, as a student counsellor at the University of Westminstern and has a small private practice. She is a graduate of the Birkbeck MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Nikky Sternhell retrained as a counsellor at Birkbeck after a long career in computing. She is currently working as an honorary therapist in the NHS, and has a small private practice.