The 2018-2019 Dream Tending Certificate Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four, four-day sessions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus. Participants should have previous Dream Tending experience. Those who successfully complete the program and review will have completed Module One in becoming Certified Dream Tending Practitioners. The courses reflect the multiple dimensions of psychic life and the dream, exploring dream theory and methodology through academic and experiential avenues. Much of the learning will also take place in the dimension of dream life that is sensitive to aesthetic perceiving, poetic imagining, shamanic intuiting, and the art of not-knowing. The 2018-2019 Dream Tending Certificate Program includes 85 hours of training. Enrollment is limited to approximately 30 people.
Course One — The Living Image—Tool Set Sunday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1, 2018
Course Two — Nightmares—Tending the Intolerable Image
Sunday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Course Three — The World’s Dream—Advanced Methods of Animation
Sunday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Course Four — Medicines of the Soul—Dream Healing Practices
Sunday, January 13 – Wednesday, January 16, 2019
To apply for the intensive, please submit a letter containing the following information. Please include your name, address, telephone number, email and:
1. The number and type of Dr. Stephen Aizenstat’s Dream Tending and/or related programs you have attended.
2. Your present life situation in relation to undertaking an advanced intensive in Dream Tending.
3. A self-evaluation of your current skill level in relation to dreamwork.
4. Your perspective on including diversity with your dream work.
5. What you plan to do in the world with certification as a Dream Tending Practitioner.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dreamwork to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His book, Dream Tending, describes new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World’s Dream, relationships, and the creative process. For more information, visit dreamtending.com.
Enrollment: An enrollment invitation will be sent via email to those who are accepted into the program. Payment for registration fees will be processed at that time. A confirmation email with further instructions regarding participation will be sent after registration is complete.
Fees: The tuition for the Dream Tending Certificate program includes instruction and selected reading material. Additionally, all participants pay the Meal Fee, which includes all meals and break service. Guest room accommodations at the Ladera Campus are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the seminar. To apply, send a letter of request with your application. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances.
Location: The Dream Tending Certificate Program will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus at 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Pacifica’s Lambert Road Campus is on the site of a former private estate that was built in 1924. Special efforts have been taken to enhance and maintain the campus in a manner appropriate to the history of the property and its geographic location. In addition to classrooms and lecture halls, the 13-acre Lambert Road campus houses faculty and administrative offices, the Graduate Research Library, the Joseph Campbell & Marija Gimbutas Library, extensive organic gardens, and the Pacifica Bookstore. Because of Santa Barbara County’s land use requirements, Pacifica is restricted regarding the number of cars parked on the Lambert Road Campus. All visitors to the Lambert Road Campus are required to park at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn and take a shuttle to the campus.
Accommodations: Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (one twin or double bed) double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Please reserve accommodations at the Ladera Campus when you send in your signed enrollment agreement and deposit payment. Rates will be provided in your enrolment package.
Meals: Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the Dream Tending Certificate program. The meal fee includes Sunday night dinner; Monday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Wednesday breakfast and lunch. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.
Travel: Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.
Cancellation: To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than March 14, 2018. No refunds for tuition will be issued after March 14, 2018. Meal refunds will be determined based on the time of cancellation. Cancellation for accommodations with full refund is accepted up to 5 days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made 1-4 days before your scheduled arrival will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellations on the day of your scheduled arrival.
Continuing Education Credit:
This program meets qualifications for 85 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
This course meets the qualifications for 85 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
For Registered Nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses, this course meets qualifications of 85 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.