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1.5 CEs

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Through presentation of dreaming as an expression of the spiritual psyche, a felt sense of the spiritual psyche in clinical practice and in everyday life will emerge. Participants relationship to their own dream life will be catalyzed through reflective engagement and discussion. Dreaming, not only at night but also in waking life, will be related to as a continuous mode of awareness and relationality that fosters vitality and imaginative interplay.

Bio: Willow PearsonTrimbach , PsyD, LMFT, MT-BC is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Department, California Institute of Integral Studies. She teaches professional seminar, humanistic-existential psychotherapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, and the unconscious as personal and social process to doctoral students in clinical training. A licensed Clinical Psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and nationally board-certified Music Therapist, Dr. Pearson Trimbach  has a private practice in Oakland, California, where she provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy to individual adults, and she supervises clinicians. Her specialty is dreamwork – helping people to access, interpret, and be in conversation with their dreams. Dr. Pearson Trimbach holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and a Master’s in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Music Therapy, from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her undergraduate work was in the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies program at Stanford University. Dr. Pearson Trimbach is also a singer and composer. She has four albums of original music and a fifth album of Tibetan Buddhist songs of realization. Dr. Pearson is co-editor and contributing author of The Spiritual Psyche in Psychotherapy: Mysticism, Intersubjectivity and Psychoanalysis, published by Routledge in 2021.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) Participants will be able to state two ways they will apply an understanding of the spiritual psyche to clinical practice.

2) Participants will be able to state two ways they will further develop their own capacity to dream, as a resource of the spiritual psyche in clinical practice.


Aizenstat, S. (2011). Dream tending: Awakening to the healing power of dreams. Spring Journal Books, Inc.

Grotstein, J. S. (2000). Who is the dreamer who dreams the dream? A study of psychic presences. Routledge.

Pearson, W. (2021). Caesuras of dreaming: Being and becoming, thinking and imagining. In W. Pearson & H. Marlo (Eds.), The spiritual psyche in psychotherapy: Mysticism, intersubjectivity, and psychoanalysis (pp. 180–201). Routledge.

Pearson, W. (2014). Dreaming Integral. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 9(2), 162-168.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to info@austinpsychoanalytic.org. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.