Dreaming the Unconscious through Collage

Dreaming the Unconscious through Collage


Glenda Corstorphine, PsyD

Glenda Corstorphine, Psy.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst and faculty member at Newport Psychoanalytic Institute (NPI). She is currently on the NPI Board of Directors serving as Secretary to the board. She also serves on the Events Committee and is temporarily Curriculum Chair. She is a supervisor at Westminster Counseling Center in Pasadena and runs a consultation group sponsored by NPI. She is a member of an international Bion Study Group and was co-chair of the International Bion Conference in Los Angeles, 2014. She co-edited a book of collected papers from the 2014 conference called “Explorations in Bion’s O – Everything We Know Nothing About” which was published by Routledge in 2019. Dr. Corstorphine is in private practice in Pasadena specializing in trauma, clergy sexual abuse, and supervises both Associates and licensed therapists.

Dreaming the Unconscious through Collage

April 9, 2022 from 10 AM to 1:15 PM

About this Course

This course will focus on the idea that we can access our unconscious thoughts and images through art, specifically collage. There will be an introduction to “dreaming while awake” referencing both Bion and Thomas Ogden’s thoughts. Participants will be invited to create a collage that represents work with a patient. There will be time to make more than one collage and also time to process what we create with the group. Art materials will be provided.

Course Objectives
  • Define what Bion and Ogden mean by “dreaming while awake” or “dreaming the session”.
  • Create a collage that reflects transference or countertransference with a patient.
  • Describe how this creative experience influences clinical work.
  • April 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Details Price Qty
Single Admission $60.00 (USD)