Conference of the
Alex Adame is a first year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Miami University. Her research interests include alternative conceptualizations of recovery from the perspective of the psychiatric survivor movement, first-person accounts of subjective experiences of emotional distress, qualitative methods, postmodern critiques of psychology, narrative therapy.
Kate Adams, BSc, is a lecturer in Religious Education and Educational Studies in the UK. She is currently completing her doctorate, which is a multi-faith study of children’s experience and understanding of their divine dreams.
Crescence L. Allen, PhD, has master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri,Columbia, and Guidance Counseling, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her PhD in Psychology is from Southern California University for Studies. She has worked for twenty-five years as a reading/learning specialist and school psychologist.
Muhammad Amanullah, PhD, resides in Malaysia. He received his PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh, International Islamic University, Malaysia, for over six years.
Mukgrankull Wayne Armitage, Gugu Taipan (Alaya) Elder, is a wiradgari initiated man and an active dreamer. He has collected and preserved dream content of himself and other aboriginal elders for most of his life. He is in his fifties now.
Sheila McNellis Asato, is an artist and Japan specialist in Minnesota, USA. Dreams are an integral part of her creative practice and calling as an instructor in the arts. As a graduate student at St. Mary's University, her work focuses on the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of an active relationship with imagery through dreams and art.
Hidayet Aydar, PhD, is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Qur’anic Studies of the Theology Faculty at Istanbul University, Turkey. His doctoral thesis "Kur'an-i Kerim'in Tercümesi Meselesi" (The Problem of Translation of Quran-i Kerim) was published in Istanbul in 1996. He has also authored many articles in scientific journals.
Umberto Barcaro is an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of Pisa University and a research collaborator at the National Research Council. He is particularly interested in text analysis of dream reports and dream associations. He has been a member of the Association for the Study of Dreams since 1999.
Deirdre Barrett, PhD, is author of The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving—and How You Can, Too, The Pregnant Man and Other Cases from a Hypnotherapist's Couch, and editor of Trauma and Dreams. She is Editor-in-Chief of Dreaming, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Janice Baylis, PhD, is a retired Reading Specialist Teacher. She was also a dream study instructor with Orange County Community College District and A.R.E. regionally. She has presented at six previous ASD Conferences. She is the author of Sleep on It! The Practical Side of Dreaming, Dream Dynamics and Decoding, and Sex, Symbols and Dreams.
Donald Bender, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, who specializes in the linguistic analysis of clinical and forensic documents. He is also Director of Training for Their Words. He has been the expert advisor to Fox TV News on the application of Computer Voice Stress to important criminal cases as well as a consultant on textual communication projects.
The Rev. John P. Bingham is a California licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Sacramento. He is an Episcopal priest and has studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He has worked with his dreams since 1973 and taught dream workshops since 1980.
Mark Blagrove, PhD, is Reader in Psychology and Director of the Sleep Laboratory at University of Wales Swansea, U.K. He researches the cognitive psychology of dreamingand of REM sleep. A past President of IASD, he is consulting editor of the ASD journal Dreaming.
Fariba Bogzaran, PhD, is
Associate Professor and Founder of the Dream Studies program at John F.
Kennedy University. She is the co-author of the book Extraordinary
Dreams and How to Work With Them (SUNY, 2002), and the Executive
Director and co-founder of the nonprofit art organization, Lucid Art
Ghazaal Bozorgmehr, MA, studied at Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. She teaches English to children. She also cooperates with Hooshmand Ebrahimi in teaching Kid’s Skills, and is one of the translators of Masters of Children’s Literature.
Jennie Braman is an artist and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her drawings, sound installations, and performance work investigate the creative language of the unconscious. She is adjunct faculty at JFK and has taught and lectured on art and dreams at venues that include Williams College in Massachusetts.
C. Brooks Brenneis, PhD, is in private practice and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previous appointments were in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He has written extensively on the relationship between dreams, trauma, and memory, especially as they bear on the 'recovered memory' phenomenon.
Bitsy Broughton, MA, trains dream groups in California and Colorado and is currently teaching classes at USF on dreams as a problem solving tool. She recently co-authored an article on children’s earliest remembered dreams. Her work focuses on the animal guides in our dreams.
Kelly Bulkeley is Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union and teaches in JFKU’s Dream Studies Program. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago, is a former IASD President, and is author of The Wilderness of Dreams and The Wondering Brain, co-author of Dreaming Beyond Death, and editor of Soul, Psyche, Brain.
Patricia Bulkley is a Presbyterian minister who earned her Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. She served for 10 years as Spiritual Services Provider at Hospice of Marin, has taught pastoral care at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and is co-author with Kelly Bulkeley of Dreaming Beyond Death.
Jean Campbell, MA, is CEO of The iMAGE Project, moderator of The World Dreams Peace Bridge, and author of several books and articles, including Dreams Beyond Dreaming and the first Dream Scouts Adventure book, Under the Crystal Tree. She has been Chair of the IASD Development Committee since 2001, and moderator of the IASD Online Bulletin Board since 1997.
Manlio Caporali, MD, is a neurologist and psychiatrist. He was Assistant Professor at La Sapienza University, Rome, Dept of Neurology (1978-87), and since 1988 an Assistant Professor at Tor Vergata University, Rome, Dept of Neurosciences-Psychiatry. He has published 145 scientific papers, two books, and works now in the fields of Group Analysis and Dream Textual Analysis.
Barbara Centini, MD, is affiliated with “Tor Vegata” University, Rome.
John M Corbett, PhD, is with the US Department of Treasury. He holds a PhD in both Computer Science and Business Administration and a Masters in Computer and Information Science.
Richard Coutts is a software engineer and an architect specializing in residential design. He has advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Architecture. He is an amateur psychology theorist, literate on varied psychology topics, including cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and personality theory.
Tom Crockett, MFA, is a writer, teacher, and shamanic counselor working in the United States and Mexico. He is the author of The Artist Inside: A Spiritual Guide to Cultivating Your Creative Self, Stone Age Wisdom: Shamanic Principles for Living in Balance, and Pillow Deck: Deepening the Art of Sacred Sexual Play.
Rose May Dance has taught classes in feminist spirituality and has created public and private ritual, locally and internationally, since 1981. A certified and clinical hypnotherapist, she practices in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Betsy Davids, MA, from Berkeley, California, USA, is a writer/artist whose primary medium is the book. She is a longtime member of the graduate and undergraduate faculties at California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts), where she teaches book arts and writing.
John Davidson, PhD, is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Tasmania. He has published several articles on dreaming and has lectured on the topic for more than 20 years.
Patricia M. Davis’s research focus is religious and spiritual language. She hopes to lay a foundation for understanding the powerful metaphors that shape people’s religious belief systems. Her forthcoming article in Dreaming on religious dreams in Anglo-Saxon England was presented as a paper at last year’s conference in Copenhagen.
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD, is
Professor and Director of the East-West Psychology program at the
California Institute of Integral Studies. He co-authored the book Le
rêve: sa nature, sa fonction et une méthode d'analyse and has done
qualitative research and authored several articles on dream incubation,
dreams and current concerns, dream understanding, body awareness and
Nahree Doh is a fourth-year graduate student in the PhD program in clinical psychology at Miami University. She grew up in Korea and came to America about seven years ago. Influenced by the work of one of her mentors, Roger Knudson, she has decided to study significant dreams in relation to the acculturation process.
Evelyn Doll, PhM, is at the Institute of Consciousness – and Dream Research (Vienna, Austria). As a dream-inspired painter she did numerous art exhibitions in Austria, London and Croatia.
G. William Domhoff, PhD, is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the author of Finding Meaning in Dreams and most recently of The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis.
Beverly K.H. D'Urso, PhD, a lucid dreamer all her life, has done research on lucid dreaming since the 1970's with Dr. Stephen LaBerge. Numerous media specials have featured her work. She has led workshops, has over 30 dream publications, has presented at ASD conferences since 1985, and is currently writing a book on Lucid Dreaming/Lucid Living.
Rita Dwyer, BS, CPC, is a former research chemist, co-author of papers and patents in the aerospace field, IASD Founding Life Member, Past President (1992 93) and Executive Officer(1993 99). A founder and facilitator of the Metro D.C. Dream Community, Rita is also a writer, lecturer, and certified pastoral counselor.
Hooshmand Ebrahimi, MA, studied at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. He is a child counselor. He is the first officially licensed Kids’ Skills instructor in Asia from the Finland Brief Therapy Institute.
Iain Edgar, PhD, lectures in Anthropology at Durham University, U.K. His PhD study was on meaning-making in dreamwork groups. He has written many articles, including two published in Dreaming, on dream and imagework and their relation to culture, politics, education and identity. His most recent book is Guide to Imagework: Imagination-based research methods.
Lynne Ehlers, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and dreamworker in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco. She also teaches courses on Sandplay and The Language of the Dream, drawing on her post-graduate education in art history, her two-decade study of sandplay symbols, and lifelong interest in myths, fairy tales and dreams.
Marcia Emery, PhD, host of the 2005 IASD Conference and IASD Board member, is a psychologist, intuitive consultant, college lecturer, and author. In 1970 she started having intuitive/precognitive dreams which came true. She has a chapter on Intuitive Dreamwork in her books: PowerHunch!, The Intuitive Healer, and Dr. Marcia Emery’s Intuition Workbook.
Jim Emery, MM, received his yoga teacher certification from the International Shinsundo Association in 1980. As a teacher, lecturer and seminar facilitator he has guided many people through his yoga classes in a variety of settings including health clubs, educational classes, and conferences.
Gillian Finocan is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Miami University. Her research interests include qualitative explorations of different dreamwork methods and feminist critiques of psychology and psychotherapy.
Art Funkhouser earned his PhD in digital picture processing and his diploma as a Jungian psychotherapist in 1981. Besides seeing clients in his private practice, he leads a seminar in dreamwork at the C. G. Jung Institute near Zurich and a dream group in Bern, Switzerland.
Jayne Gackenbach, PhD, is a
professor at Grant MacEwan College in Canada. After a professional
lifetime of doing research into dreams and the development of
consciousness, she has turned her interest to the psychology of
interactive media. She is currently co-authoring a
Patricia Garfield, PhD, USA, a leading dream expert with a doctorate in clinical psychology, wrote nine books on dreams and co-founded the IASD (President 1998-99). Her Creative Dreaming, a bestseller since 1974, appears in fourteen languages. Her work for teens, The Dream Book (2002), won two prestigious awards.
Lucy Gillis has been a lucid dreamer for over 15 years. She co-edits, publishes, and writes for The Lucid Dream Exchange. She has also written articles for other publications, a short book on dream interpretation, and has contributed to a book on sleep paralysis.
Gary Goodwin, MA, is a frequent instructor at the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology in Washington, D.C., and a dream group leader. He is currently working on a history of dreamwork in the U.S.
David Gordon, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist from Norfolk, VA and IASD Membership Chair. He has given workshops and presentations throughout the US and Canada. His book pending publication, Dreaming the Path of Your Heart, explores the spiritual lessons of the Mythic Journey as they appear in dreams.
Nancy Grace, MA, has been teaching about dreams for 15 years. She co-founded the Cummington Community Dream Center, which provides free and low-cost dreamwork programs to encourage the return of dreamsharing traditions. A musician and visual artist, she has been actively involved with IASD for ten years serving on the IASD Board and Executive Committee.
Nicole Gratton has written twelve books in French on the subject of dreams and sleep, two of which were translated into Italian. She is the founder and director of the Dream School Nicole Gratton in Montreal. She also acts as a sleep consultant for the business community.
Olaf Gerlach Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark, has an MA in Philology and Linguistic Psychology. His postgraduate studies were in the Psychology of Dreams. Since 1998 he has been Director General of the Danish Center for Culture and Development, a governmental organization. He was host of IASD’s 2004 conference in Copenhagen.
Janet Haines lectures in psychology at the University of Tasmania and has primary responsibility for the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
Kate Hart collected the dream data for this study as part of her Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Ernest Hartmann, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Boston. Dr. Hartmann has been President of ASD and the first Editor-in-Chief of the journal Dreaming. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and nine books including, most recently, Dreams and Nightmares (Perseus 2001).
Lars Hem, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has done research in dreams and psychotherapy since 1985, and has published a number of research papers and a major book on the subject, all in Danish. He has also published extensively on other psychology subjects.
Deborah Armstrong Hickey, PhD, has been a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Expressive Therapies for over 25 years. Deborah is a full-time faculty member in Psychology at the Greenville Technical in Greenville, South Carolina, where she also engages in work as a therapist and consultant.
Richard Hilbert received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1978. He is the author of The Classical Roots of Ethnomethodology (1992, University of North Carolina Press) and numerous articles about classical anomie and rationalization theory, ethnomethodology, role theory, bureaucracy, teacher education, and chronic pain.
Richard Hilton is a
webmaster and independent filmmaker who has been
Anne Hill, DMin, is a writer, teacher, musician, and certified dreamworker. She is the author, with Starhawk, of Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions (Bantam, 1998). She runs the Gnosis Café Dream Studio (www.gnosiscafe.com), and manages an independent music label.
Curtiss Hoffman, PhD, author of The Seven Story Tower: A Mythic Journey Through Space and Time, is an archaeologist and consciousness researcher in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, with interests in cultural systems of thought related to dreaming, myth, ritual, visions, religious iconography, and symbolism.
Gillian Holloway, PhD, USA, teaches undergraduate psychology at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. Her specialties include Narrative Therapy, Dreamwork and Applied Intuition. A member of the IASD and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Dr. Holloway also facilitates private dream groups and is the author of two books on dreamwork.
Brigitte Holzinger, PhD, of the Institute for Consciousness and Dream Research, Austria, is a psychologist and psychotherapist (Gestalt), who does research in lucid dreaming and is involved with sleep research. She is also in private practice.
Bob Hoss, MS, is the
Executive Officer and former President and Chairman of the International
Association for the Study of Dreams. He is the author of Dream Language.
He has been teaching dream studies for over 30 years and is presently an
instructor at the Haden Institute and Scottsdale and Paradise Valley
Jonathan Ichikawa is a PhD student in the philosophy department at Brown University. His work is primarily in the philosophy of imagination. He earned his BA in philosophy and cognitive science at Rice University in 2003, and an MA in philosophy at Brown University in 2005. He resides in Providence, RI.
David Jenkins, PhD, offers dream groups in Berkeley and Oakland, California. His PhD study of Emanuel Swedenborg's dreams led him to focus on the reality of the dream experience, the importance of dream series and the need of human beings to create stories. He maintains a web site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean John, PhD, is the director of the Psychesoma Center. She has a MSc in Nutritional Science and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has published and lectured internationally and nationally. She has studied movement therapy, dance and expressive arts as a vehicle of expression for many years.
Clare Johnson, BA, is a doctoral researcher with the University of Leeds, England, investigating the role of lucid dreaming in the process of novel writing. Her research is rooted in practice as she is currently writing a novel which features lucid dreams, and is exploring ways of drawing on lucid dreams for inspiration at each stage of the creative process.
David Kahn, Ph.D. is an Instructor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been working in the field of dream research since 1990. He has published on the neuropsychology and the neurobiology of dreaming, on a theory of dreaming and the self-organizing brain, on the kinds of emotion and types of thinking expressed in dreams, and on dreaming and waking consciousness.
Igor Kanifolsky, PhD, Russia, was born in Ukraine and graduated from the Military Medical Academy in St.Petersburg in 1987. He went on to specialize in psychotherapy and received his certificate as an RF psychotherapist. He works as an expert and a lecturer and is a member of the Professional Psychotherapeutic League.
Ed Kellogg earned his PhD in biochemistry from Duke University. A proficient lucid dreamer, he has a long-standing interest in the phenomenology of dreaming. He has presented numerous papers and workshops on such topics as the lucidity continuum, lucid dream healing, and mutual dreaming. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 Ed organized and hosted IASD’s online PsiberDreaming Conferences.
Bart Koet, PhD, teaches Biblical Studies at the Catholic Theological University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, and at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He publishes on dream stories from the Bible, the Talmud and other classical literature. He is also involved in dreamwork programs for prison inmates.
Philip King, PhD, is Professor of Quantitative Methods and Psychology at Hawaii Pacific University, where he teaches a course on dreams. His research areas include dreams of health care professionals, connections between dream orientation and dream content, and existential themes expressed metaphorically through dream motifs.
Wim Kleijn is a research psychologist in the Dutch Centrum 45 (national center for the treating of victims of organized violence), and in the Leiden University Medical Center. He has published on nightmares in trauma survivors.
Roger M. Knudson, PhD, is Director of Clinical Training in the PhD program in clinical psychology at Miami University in Ohio and a member of the IASD Board of Directors. He has taught courses on dreams for over 25 years at Miami and completed the Advanced Dream Tending program at Pacifica.
Stanley Krippner, PhD, USA, is professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, a former IASD president, and co-author of Dream Telepathy and Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, and in 2003 the Ashley Montagu Peace Award.
Jerry Kroth, PhD, is
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.
Justina Lasley, MA, is a dream specialist who facilitates an individual finding deep meaning in dreams, leading toward personal growth. She recently published Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders. Justina has led groups and presented lectures and workshops throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe.
Vinece Lee, BFA, is a dancer, singer and actress who has inherited dream practice as a spiritual and creative resource through family lineage and family traditions. She facilitates individual and group dreamwork and has been a dream guest at several TV and radio shows, integrating dreams within her work since 1994.
Tanya Lenz, after receiving her Master of Arts degree in English Literature, entered the PhD program at the University of Washington (Seattle) with a focus in Medieval Literature. Her work focuses on the intersection of dreams and medicine as viewed through the lens of 14th-century English literature, particularly the works of Chaucer.
Athena Lou is a Dream Counselor and Reiki Master who helps dreamers discover the hidden meaning of their dreams and to positively apply this information in their personal growth, careers, relationships and healing. She is founder and principal of Athena Dreams, a seminar and retreat development center.
Sabine Lucas, PhD, a German
native, holds a doctorate from Heidelberg University
Nancy Lund, MA, is an artist and dreamworker whose dreaming is a creative and spiritual practice. She is a consultant for the Lucid Art Foundation and has been an assistant to the Dream Studies Program at JFK University since 1999. She assisted or co-hosted ASD conferences in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Tallulah Lyons, MEd, is a joint recipient with Wendy Pannier of a grant for IASD to expand their work in cancer support communities across the country. Tallulah is the author of Dream Prayers, Dreamwork as a Spiritual Path. She facilitates dreamwork and teaches mind/body techniques at The Wellness Community in Atlanta, GA.
Linda Lane Magallón, MBA, is a writer, researcher and credentialed educator. After penning ASD's first mission statement (1984), she co-founded the Bay Area Dreamworkers Group (1985) and founded the Fly-By-Night Club research group (1995). She is author of Mutual Dreaming and hosts the Dream Flights web site.
Constantin Makarov was born in Russia and lived and studied in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and the USA. He graduated in Philology and did postgraduate work in Linguistics. He now lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he practices Taoist Healing Therapy incorporating Aboriginal Healing including dreamwork.
Roger Martínez is a licensed counselor and has taught classes at the Santa Fe Community College. He has been presenting workshops both locally, around the state and now nationally on dreams and other counseling topics. He writes dream columns for two publications.
Laurel McCabe, PhD, USA, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University. She is the Coordinator of the Depth Psychology Master’s Program at SSU, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Jungian psychology, dreamwork, and depth inquiry methods. She was trained as a clinical psychologist, and has developed her own style of embodied dreamwork.
Adrian Medina-Liberty, PhD, is full-time professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He studied psychology and has a PhD in cultural anthropology. During the last ten years he has been engaged in the study of the relationships between culture, mind, and language.
Kathryn Peters-Midland, MS, is a Certified Dreamwork Facilitator who does individual dreamwork and groups with seniors in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is the editor/publisher of the Rocky Mountain Dream Journal.
Maureen (Moe) Munroe is a dreamworker, artist and crafter. She co-owns the women’s clothing store Morning Glory in Burlingame, California, and is the fashion accessory designer and owner of Boho Fashion Accessories. She has been studying and doing dream interpretation since 1988.
Zoé Newman, MA, is a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Berkeley, where she has been leading dream groups for the last 16 years. She has presented at previous IASD conferences, published in Psychological Perspectives and other journals, and authored a book entitled Lucid Waking: Bringing Dreamwork Approaches to Waking Life.
Lana Nasser, MA Consciousness Studies at JFK University, is a dancer/performing artist and an ethnographic researcher. Her work aims at incorporating personal and collective myths through movement, dance and imagination. Lana also leads workshops and has performed on stage and film in the United States and the Middle East.
Jason K. Norris, MA, Consciousness Studies at JFK University, is a musician and performing artist of over 12 years devoted to all aspects of creative growth, personally and collectively. He is a published editor and holistic consultant currently examining the realities, metaphors, and language of DNA in regard to human potential.
Jason K. Norris, Lana Nasser, Tomoko Murakami, Julie Stiles, Dawn Stiles, Kevin Kovelant, Michael Schemel, Gina Yoli, and Steven Grassley are the Dreamlins. Together, they have over 100 years of performance experience and they are all active explorers of the dream world.
Prof Resat Ongoren, PhD, is the Chairman of the Department of Islamic Mysticism in the Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, Turkey. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Theology in 1990. In 1996 he earned his PhD with “Mysticism in Anatolia during the 16th Century”.
J. F. Pagel, MS/MD, Colorado, USA, is Board Certified in Sleep Disorders Medicine & Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and a co-author of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine training programs in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and other disorders. He has authored over 80 papers on Sleep and Dreaming, including dream and nightmare recall, dream use in filmmaking, and the body/mind interface.
Wendy Pannier has conducted workshops and dream groups with cancer patients through The Wellness Communities in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, for the past nine years. She has worked with Dr. Montague Ullman since the early 1980s. She has spoken about dreams and led dream groups for diverse audiences here and abroad for over 20 years.
Cynthia Pearson has chaired the Long Term Journal Keeping panels for seven years and presides over Dreamjournalist.com, A Website for People Who Write Down Their Dreams. She is the author of several books and serves on the board of IASD.
Jeffrey B. Pettis teaches at Fordham Univeristy, NY. He earned his doctorate in New Testament Studies at Union Theological Seminary where he studied under Dr. Vincent Wimbush, focusing on rhetorical movements and strategies evidenced in early Christian texts. His dissertation entitled “The Sleeper’s Dream: Early Christian: Asclepius ritual and early Christian discourse” examines early Christian and Asclepius cult dreams and healing.
David Pleasants is an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University. He received a Master’s degree in Consciousness Studies and a Certificate in Dream Studies. David has presented at two previous IASD conferences and is greatly interested in lucid dreaming, philosophy, and physics.
Herma Reeskamp is a psychologist-psychotherapist who works in the Dutch Centrum 45, treating victims of organized violence. She has published on group psychotherapy and dreams.
Sanford Rosenberg, PhD, is President of Media Research Associates with 25 years of experience in Media Psychology. He is an educator, lecturer, clinician, and consultant on media projects including movies, games, and the Web. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in qualitative knowledge-based research, examining the relationship between language, story, structure, symbol, image, emotion, and experience.
Richard Russo lives in Berkeley, California. He has published short fiction, edited Dreams Are Wiser Than Men (North Atlantic Books, 1987), an anthology about dreams, and, as Chair of the IASD Arts Committee, curated many exhibitions of dream-inspired art. He is currently Editor of DreamTime and President of IASD.
Meredith Sabini, PhD, has been an oneirophile for 30 years, is a licensed psychologist and founder of The Dream Institute of Northern California.
Karine Sahakyan, PhD, resides in Armenia and is an Ethno-Psychologist with a PhD in Psychological Sciences. She has established the “Stress Center” Foundation which is dealing with psychological assistance to people who have special needs for psychological protection.
Michelle Scaman is a graduate student and T.A., teaches two sections of COMM 141 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Communication. She has a great interest in dream sharing as well as the epistemology of the social construction of reality, driving this proposed research.
Michael Schredl, PhD, works at the Sleep Laboratory, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany. He has worked in the field of dream research since 1990, has published many articles and has served on the IASD Board of Directors.
Mark A. Schroll, PhD, USA, presented the paper "Dream Telepathy and the Shadow Consequences of a Science of Consciousness" and organized a panel honoring Stanley Krippner's contributions to transpersonal psychology at the 2004 Association for Transpersonal Psychology conference. Author of The Arete of Living: Discovering the Transcendent and Transpersonality in Our Lives (with Mark Minelli).
Alan B. Siegel, PhD, is a
former IASD President, current Education Chair and Editor-Emeritus of
IASD’s publication, Dream Time. He practices psychotherapy and
assessment and is Assistant Clinical Professor, U.C. Berkeley and
faculty at Alliant University’s CSPP. He is the author of Dream Wisdom:
Uncovering Life’s Answers in Your Dreams. (Celestial Arts, 2003)
Alberto Siracusano, MD, is a psychiatrist and Full Professor of Psychiatry at Tor Vergata University, Rome.
Janet S. Steinwedel, PhD, is a Director of Leadership Coaching, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Janet has held a variety of Leadership and Organization Development roles over the last 22 years. She has recently completed her dissertation work for her PhD in Human and Organization Systems. She has been doing work on her dreams for about nine years.
Skye Stephenson, Director of Latin American and Caribbean Programs, SIT, currently works in Vermont, where she oversees 18 different semester and summer programs at Ten Nations in the Americas. Previously she directed a large study abroad program in Chile and was able to carry out research about the cross-cultural adjustment of program participants.
Dave Stevens, MSc, is a Senior Lecturer at Thames Valley University, London. A graduate and postgraduate of London University, he has taught Psychology for over 30 years, and is currently charged by the British Psychological Society with editing for publication the WWII PoW dream collection of Major K.D. Hopkins. Since 2004 he has collaborated with Mass-Observation, University of Sussex, on civilian dreams.
Bonnelle Lewis Strickling, PhD, RCC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a Jungian psychotherapist and spiritual director in private practice. She is a clinical associate of the Dept of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. She has given workshops and seminars on dreams and the interface between psychology and spirituality in Canada, the United States and England.
Gloria Sturzenacker (New York City) is a writer, editor, and information designer. She has developed a symbol system, Inner Guide Mapping, to track the multi-layered interaction of dreams and intuition with external experience.
Charles T. Tart, PhD, is
Core Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Professor
Emeritus of Psychology at UC Davis. He is internationally known for
research with altered states, transpersonal psychology, and
parapsychology. His 13 books include two classics, Altered
Rev. Jeremy Taylor, DMin, is a Unitarian Universalist minister and community organizer, and one of the original founders of IASD, which he served as president in 1994-95. He is the author of three well-known books on dreams and dreamwork. He is the founder and current director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work.
Lucia Thomas, MA, is an artist, teacher and therapist, based in the Netherlands. She is a Dream and Sandplay Therapist.
Veronica Tonay, PhD, is an artist and psychologist practicing in Santa Cruz, CA. She is on the psychology faculty at UC Santa Cruz and the author of The Creative Dreamer: Using Your Dreams to Unlock Your Creativity. She has assisted or hosted IASD Conferences in 1988, 1992, 1999, 2001.
Misa Tsuruta, MA, is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Graduate Faculty, New School University (formerly New School for Social Research). Her primary relation to dreams to date is her dream journal, which she has kept for several years.
Katja Valli is a PhD student in psychology at the University of Turku, Finland. She is currently preparing her dissertation on the biological function of dreaming, testing empirically the threat simulation theory of dreaming proposed by Prof. Antti Revonsuo.
Robert Van de Castle, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Health Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, and a former president of IASD. He is co-author with Calvin Hall of the dream classic The Content Analysis of Dreams, author of Our Dreaming Mind, and consulting editor of the SUNY Press Series of Dreams.
Frank W. M. van der Knaap, MA, is a historian and teacher of religion at St. Maartenscollege in Voorburg, The Netherlands. He has been interested in dreams for a considerable time and has translated his interest into a study of dreams and symbolism, and a series of dream classes for 17-year-olds, called ‘Time to Wake Up’.
David Van Nuys, PhD, USA, is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of Psychology at Sonoma State University. He has 15 years experience teaching courses in dreamwork, worked for many years as a clinical psychologist, and is a workshop facilitator and president of a research consulting group, e-FocusGroups.
Patricia Villanueva, PhD, majored in psychology, anthropology, sociology and linguistics. She started her research career as a post-doctoral MRC Research Fellow at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Anthropological Studies in 1976 in Mexico. Her research areas include psychological aspects of dance and cross cultural rituals as a form of therapy.
Robert Waggoner began lucid dreaming in 1975. He co-edits and writes for The Lucid Dream Exchange, and other dream publications. A member of IASD since 1995, he currently serves as Treasurer.
Carol D. Warner, MA, MSW, has had extensive experience, training and supervision in clinical work with dreams and trauma. Her book, Return to the Self: Psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey, due out in 2005, deals extensively with dreams, trauma work and spirituality in the clinical setting.
Craig Sim Webb is a physicist and has been Executive Director of the DREAMS Foundation (www.dreams.ca) for over a decade. He is a dream and consciousness researcher, author/columnist, and speaker as well as a performing/recording musician. He has been involved in pioneering dream/lucid dream research at Stanford University and Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hospital.
Bernard Welt, PhD, is author of Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art, and has taught an interdisciplinary course on dreaming for over 15 years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Gregory L. White, PhD, USA, is an Associate Professor of Psychology currently directing the training of Marriage and Family Therapists. Trained in both social and clinical psychology, with a private practice of Jungian-based psychotherapy, he is interested in how the interplay of cognitive and emotional aspects of dreaming affect personal problem-solving.
Tjitske Wijngaard, MA, the Netherlands, is a psychologist and hypnotherapist in private practice in the Netherlands, specializing in working with dreams. She talks and writes on dreams and dreamwork, and conducts dream workshops and classes. She is a board member of IASD.
Ann Sayre Wiseman is the author of 12 books on creative projects. She is a painter and Expressive Therapist and has been a workshop presenter at IASD for 19 years. She also presents Creative Personal Growth Workshops at Esalen Big Sur CA, at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and at locations abroad.
Marco Zanasi, MD, is a medical doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. He is Research Professor at the Psychiatric Clinic of Tor Vergata University, Rome. For many years he has been studying oneiric activity in normal and pathological minds. He has organized congresses on Analytical Psychology, Group Analysis and Neurophysiology.
Marcia Emery, Ph.D. – Conference Host