There are four “set costs” for the program: $50 application fee; $50 certification fee; $70/hr discounted rate for all appointments with Jeremy ($73 via Paypal); $50 reading fee for each paper read by Jeremy. You'll be taking a total of four seminars; the amounts you pay for the seminars will vary, depending on where you take them and from whom.
Note that all Seminars can be done via live video using Zoom.us platform (free). They are offered twice a year.Seminar #1: "Introducing Group Projective Dream Work" (10hrs)Learning goal
: a basic grounding in projective dream work. Any one of Jeremy's "Introductory Dream Work" workshops will satisfy this requirement; most often you will take the seminar from Jeremy but there may be some occasions when it is offered by an MIPD graduate. A seminar which is a survey of dream working techniques (although useful) will not satisfy this requirement. And just attending the workshop will not satisfy the requirement.
To receive credit for the workshop you will need either to write a paper or have a one-hour phone conversation with Jeremy which will address what you've learned. What we are most interested in is having you pay particular attention to how you might present the idea of projective dream work, and begin to formulate an answer to how you would do an "introduction" of the work to a previously uninformed audience; what target audiences are most appealing to you; what written materials will be used; what should go into the publicity and promotion; what philosophy and experience underpins this introduction; ethical issues in doing dream work and more.Seminar #2: "Global Perspectives on Dreams & Dreaming" (10 hrs)Learning goal
: to gain a perspective on Western and non-Western forms of dream work; to gain a broader and deeper appreciation of the spiritually important and creatively dynamic place dreams and dreaming have always held in cultures and societies around the world, in all periods of history and pre-history; to gain a basic knowledge of the most common psychological/biological theories about dreams and dreaming. If you cannot find a workshop satisfying this requirement you may do it via independent study.
To receive credit for the workshop you will need either to write a paper or have a one-hour phone conversation with Jeremy which will address what you've learned.Elective seminars (2 are required, 8-10 hrs each).Learning goal
: this is a chance for you to explore specific areas of particular interest to you. For example, you might want to explore other ways of doing dream work, or focus on dreams and the body, or dreams and creativity/art; working with the dreams of the dying, exploring shamanic dream work or lucid dreaming, children's dreams or....
Before signing up for a seminar, email Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to be sure the seminar qualifies for MIPD Elective Seminar credit. Include all relevant information (Title, workshop goals, facilitator(s), dates, place, hours, and why you feel this workshop will address your needs as an MIPD candidate). Please do this even if you have discussed it previously with Jeremy.
To receive credit for each workshop you will need either to write a paper or have a one-hour phone conversation with Jeremy which will address what you've learned. Note: one hour conversation or paper for EACH Elective Seminar.PracticaPracticum #1: Facilitation of Small Groups (5 meetings)Learning goal
: to fully articulate your own approach to teaching projective dream work (especially to those not familiar with it), and to gain experience facilitating your own small group doing projective dream work. You'll need to lead at least 1 small group, of at least 5 people, for at least 5 meetings. You will be responsible for setting up the group.
To receive credit you will need to have two phone conversations with Jeremy or write two papers, one at the beginning and one at the end. In some cases only one phone call or paper will be needed (we'll discuss that with you). It is also possible to do this with a mentor other than Jeremy (an MIPD graduate).
What we are looking for is a clear statement of your approach to doing projective dream work with a group. Any professional dream worker has to have a series of "talking points" to introduce the work. Specifically how will you introduce this work and what printed handouts, if any, will you distribute? You will be referring to Jeremy's Basic Dream Work Tool Kit
, and may choose to use it as he has written it, but you may also choose to rewrite it to reflect your particular way of approaching this work.
At the end (or during the experience) we would like you to assess/discuss your response to leading the group. Together we will discuss your approach, ethical concerns, problems, and any other issues of importance to you.
There is one other way to satisfy this requirement: at least once a year and sometimes more often, Jeremy leads a large workshop that breaks out into small groups and Jeremy requires Teaching Associates. Each Teaching Associate will facilitate a small group and then meet together in a TA group, with Jeremy, to discuss the experience. Contact Kathy (email@example.com
) if this is an option that fits your schedule and life needs better.Practicum #2: Working With Your Own Clients (10 hrs)Learning goal
: this is a chance to work one-on-one with your own clients. You'll find your own clients and you'll need to work 10 hours total with at least 2 clients (fore example it can be 2 hours with one and 8 hours with the other).
To receive credit you'll need to work with a mentor. If you are working with Jeremy as your mentor, you can schedule as many phone appointments as you need to feel comfortable about satisfying this requirement, keeping in mind that you will need to plan ahead and get the appointments scheduled far enough in advance to be sure he is available. At a minimum, you will need one appointment or one paper at the end of the 10 hours.
If you are not working with Jeremy, email Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with the proposed mentor's name (or consult with her for suggestions), information about him/her and why you want to work with that person. Once we have approved you can begin. All MIPD certificate holders are eligible to be your mentor for his Practicum. We will assume you stay in touch with your mentor, reporting on progress and assessing problems. At the end of the 10 hours, you will give your mentor the form “Mentor's Response/Practicum2” (which will be part of your admittance documents) to email or mail to us. You won't have credit until the form is received, so you'll need to contact your mentor to make sure this has been done. If you are working with Jeremy you do not need this form.Practicum#3: Working Your Own Dreams With a Mentor (5 hrs)Learning goal
: we all need to keep in touch with our unconscious. Working with your own dreams "keeps you honest" as a dream worker.
To receive credit you'll do five 1 hour meetings or phone conversations with Jeremy or an approved mentor. If you are not working with Jeremy, email Kathy (email@example.com
) with the proposed mentor's name (or consult with her for suggestions), information about him/her and why you want to work with that person. Once we have approved you can begin. All MIPD certificate holders are eligible to be your mentor for this Practicum.
At the end of the 5 hours, you will give your mentor the form “Mentor's Response/Practicum3” (which will be part of your admittance documents) to email or mail to us. You won't have credit until the form is received, so you'll need to contact your mentor to make sure this has been done. If you are working with Jeremy you do not need this form.
When you and we feel you have satisfied the requirements, you can request final certification. Send a request, along with the $50 certification fee and be sure to specify how you would like your name to appear on your certificate.