A book by Dr. Hisae Konakawa, entitled ‘Meaning of Dreams Arising in the Process of Psychotherapy,’ has been published
A book by Dr. Hisae Konakawa (Program-Specific Research Fellow), entitled ‘Meaning of Dreams Arising in the Process of Psychotherapy,’ has been published.
In the book, she examines the process of psychical transformation through dreams, focusing on their structural aspects; the relationship between “I” and “others” in the dream, the degree of sense how “I” in the dream act subjectively, and the continuity of the place, time, and “one’s” point of view in the dream.
The book consists of quantitative analysis of clinical case studies, a questionnaire survey for non-clinical groups, and literature research on the noted clinicians. The clinical meaning of dreams arising in psychotherapy is also discussed, based on experimental studies.
In particular, Dr. Konakawa considers the following three points: how psychological problems of clients who visit psychotherapy appear and are solved in their dreams, the pattern of dream-structure that triggers the transformation of a client’s psyche, and the dream-structure that is characteristic of Japanese people.
Hisae Konakawa, Meaning of Dreams Arising in the Process of Psychotherapy, Sogensha, 2020
Chapter I How Dreams Are Used in Psychotherapy: A Comparison of the Theories of Various Schools
Chapter II Attempt to Compare Dreams of Japanese People and Those of Western People Using Structural Analysis of Dreams
Chapter III A Study on the Characteristics of Dream-Structures: Cases in Japan Using Dream Analysis
Chapter IV Relationship Between the Aspect of Dreamer’s Sense of Self and the Dream-Structure
Chapter V Role of Others, Objects, and Places in a Dream Arising in the Process of Psychotherapy
Chapter VI Comparison of Dream-Structures between Cases in Germany and those in Japan
Chapter VII Characteristics of Cases in Japan and the Dream-Structure Suggested by Them
Chapter Finale Meaning of Dreams Arising in the Process of Psychotherapy