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Vickie Scott
The South African College of Applied Psychology
Counselling Methods 1
Assessment 1
Student number:   301987

Table of Contents:

Introduction   ………………………………………………………………………………….3
Freud and Jung Theoretical Orientation………………………………………………………3
Do Dreams Reflect the Unconscious and do they have meaning?............................................4
Research on Dreams, what it says…………………………………………………………….5
Dream Analysis……………………………………………………………………………….6
Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………….7
References…………………………………………………………………………………….8

Introduction:
By our own admission, we all dream.   Most of us, when remembering a dream will try and find meaning in our dreams.   It is true that we are sometimes puzzled by our dreams, for they sometimes are related to things that have happened to us during the day, and at other times, completely unrelated, and even inexplicable.
Dream Psychology is the key to Freud’s work and to all modern Psychology.   In “Dream Psychology, Psychoanalysis for beginners”, Andre Tridon in the introduction states that there is a “constant connection between some part of every dream and some detail of the dreamers’ life during the previous waking state”.     (FREUD, 1920)
The work done on dreams by Prof, Dr. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung will be discussed. We will explore whether our dreams are really a reflection of our unconscious and what research says about our dreams.   In closing we will analyse a dream.
Freud and Jung’s Theoretical Orientation towards dreams:
Freud said that dreams could be divided into three classes; those that have meaning or are intelligible, those which are self-coherent and have a distinct meaning, but appear strange because we are unable to reconcile their meaning with our mental life, and thirdly dreams which are void of both meaning and intelligibility. (FREUD, 1920, pp. 7,8)  
After analysing hundreds of dreams, Freud came to the conclusion that “What is common in all these dreams is...

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