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Open Group Studio, July 22: Dreams in Groups

Open Group Studio, July 22: Dreams in Groups

Dreams can expand, enhance, and enliven any group. How can you encourage members to tell dreams, especially those occurring before and after meetings? What are ways members can safely and creatively engage with dream imagery they hear? How can you distinguish between a dream that is mainly intrapsychic (subjective) and one that is interpersonal (actually about others)? If these issues interest you, please come to this informational and demonstration session of dreamwork. My approach stays close to the dream images so their metaphors become a shared language the group can use. Illustrations of “group dreams,” dreams about the leader, and about group dynamics will be given. Participants are encouraged to bring in dream material for exploration. Bibliography and handouts provided.

Meredith Sabini, MA, PhD, is a licensed psychologist (PU7397) who had a psychotherapy practice from 1977 to 1997, and then became a CE provider specializing in dream training for professionals. She is founder/director of The Dream Institute of Northern California, and has ongoing groups in Berkeley, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa. She did a workshop on this topic at Asilomar, 2014, and AGPA, 2015.

Seating for 25.

Saturday July 22, 2017

Place: The Dream Institute
1672 University Ave.
Berkeley 94703


2 CEs available for $10 additional fee to be paid on site for those who want it. Make Check payable to The Dream Institute

Fee: $20 per person, per event. (Space is limited; sign up early!)

For additional information, please contact:

Laura Kasper, PhD or Lois Friedlander, MFT 


The Group Therapy Salon

The Group Therapy Salon

How long has it been since you’ve read a paper about group therapy? How well are you acquainted with new papers about groups? When was the last time that you’ve had a theoretical discussion about some issue in the group psychotherapy field?

NCGPS offers a unique experience in The Group Therapy Salon. The idea is to establish small groups (10-12 members each) that meet monthly to read papers in group therapy and discuss theoretical issues about groups.

There are two Salons working right now: One in the South Bay, facilitated by Alice Sklar and one in Sacramento/Davis, facilitated by Haim Weinberg.

Palo Alto Salon
Meets at 8:00 PM on the first Monday of every month, and includes 9 members. There is a volunteer discussant for each reading followed by a leaderless discussion.

Contact Alice Sklar at
or call (650) 961-3482, to get the address and directions.

Sacramento/Davis Salon
currently includes 10 members and meets on the third Monday every month, 7:30-9:00Pm, alternating between Davis and Sacramento. If you are coming from this area please contact Haim Weinberg at or call 916-212-6424.

If you, as a member, are interested in hosting a Group Therapy Salon in your city, please contact NCGPS President, Phyllis Jenkins: 408-265-9200,