Stephen Aizenstat, PhD (USA) is a clinical psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, and the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is author of four recent books including Dream Tending.
Patti Allen (Canada) has a rich background in the healing arts, education, and public speaking. Certified as a dream teacher, soul coach and trained in Rubenfeld Synergy, Patti runs a successful private practice using dreams as “soul technology” and is author of The Abaton Keys, a dream healing oracle deck.
Antero Alli (USA) conducts paratheatre labs each year in Berkeley (www.paratheatrical.com). He is the author of Towards an Archeology of the Soul (Vertical Pool, 2003). His 13 films are listed at www.VerticalPool.com/filmography.html. His work has been analyzed by Professor Nicoletta Isar, at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University.
Sheila McNellis Asato, MA (USA) is an artist, certified Embodied Imagination coach, faculty member at MN Center for Book Arts and cross-cultural trainer. A past board member of IASD, Sheila is also an embodied dreamwork provider at Pathways and Visual Arts Coordinator for the Penny George Institute at Abbott Hospital.
Cameron Ashby, MA (USA) teaches, facilitates dream groups, and practices as a Life Coach in Henderson, Nevada. Before retiring he had extensive clinical experience as a consulting analyst, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. His current work and research is focused on aging, dreamwork, and creative growth throughout the lifespan.
Beverley “Bjo” Ashwill, MS, LPC (USA) is a licensed professional counselor. She is the co-creator of a software package called DreamSpinner, and uses it to work with her own dreams. She is a long term dream journalist, a writer, teacher, and dream worker. She has been a member of IASD since 1996.
Nick Atlas (USA) is an evolutionary educator and dream yogi with over a decade of disciplined practice and deep spiritual inquiry. A graduate of Emory University, he is currently earning his PhD in psychology at the University of West Georgia. His ongoing research on lucid dreaming has been hailed as “pioneering.”
Rafael Ayala (USA) is a senior undergraduate in neuroscience at Boston University and a student of Dr Patrick McNamara. His interest in sleep and dreams centers on their paradoxical properties. He became interested in McNamara’s hypothesis concerning REM effects on attachment while working in McNamara’s Lab in Boston.
Kirsten Backstrom, MAAT (USA) has worked in hospice, eldercare, and bereavement care as chaplain, pastoral counselor, and volunteer, and is also a dreamworker and spiritual director. She is the founder/director of Compass Dreamwork. Along with her professional background, she has extensive personal experience with life-threatening illness, loss, and change.
Deirdre Barrett, PhD (USA) is author of The Committee of Sleep (Crown/Random House, 2001), and editor of The New Science of Dreaming (Praeger, 2007) and Trauma and Dreams (Harvard University Press, 1996). Dr. Barrett is Editor-in-Chief of Dreaming, past-president of ASD and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
John Beebe, MD (USA) is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
Sheila Benjamin (USA) has studied dreams since 1978 and has used them as a counselor and minister in her as work as a recreational therapist. She has taught nighttime dream interpretation to adults and children. Dr. Benjamin is a public speaker and has presented her work through multiple presentations.
Virginia G. Bennett, PhD (USA) is a licensed, clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California. She has specialized in the use of hypnosis for 25 years and has been a professor of psychology for ten years. She has kept a daily record of her dreams and engaged in dreamwork for over forty years.
Susannah Benson, PhD (Australia) is an educator and transpersonal counsellor with qualifications and experience in education, transpersonal counselling, and social ecology. She has facilitated dream groups, offered workshops and presentations and has created programs on dreams and creative imagination. She is founding president of Dream Network Australia (DNA), IASD vice-president, and co-chair of the IASD Regional Events Committee.
George Bermudez, PhD (USA) is a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Core Faculty/Director of the Child/Family Specialization at Antioch University Los Angeles, Director of Internship Training at Children’s Institute, Inc., and recipient of two certificates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Annabelle Berrios (USA) is the author of a forthcoming book on embodied narratives of place, dreams and historical healing. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School and the California Institute on Integral Studies. She teaches Motion Theater and leads workshops exploring embodied relatedness to the living character of places. www.livingenchantment.com
Walter Berry, MA (USA), a Los Angeles based dreamworker, leads a long-running weekly dream group, is a guest lecturer, member of the IASD Southern California Executive Committee, and workshop leader at IASD international and regional conferences. His paintings and art work with dream themes have been exhibited at numerous conferences, galleries, and solo shows.
Barbara Bishop, MFT (USA) is the clinical director at House of Hope, a residential treatment facility for addicted women. She provides clinical training for staff members, including an intern, and teaches several classes. She runs a dream group for clients every Tuesday morning.
Anna-Karin Bjorklund, MA (USA) is the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She works passionately with the guidance we receive in our dream journeys. Mesmerized by dreams all her life, she holds masters degrees in counseling psychology and parapsychic science.
Mark Blagrove (UK) is professor of psychology and Director of the Sleep Laboratory at Swansea University. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a past president of IASD, and a consulting editor of the journal Dreaming. He has been conducting dream groups for five years.
Greg Bogart, PhD, MFT (USA) is a Bay Area psychotherapist, a lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University, and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and board certified professional counselor, and is also the author of Dreamwork and Self-Healing.
Fariba Bogzaran, PhD (USA), scientist/artist, is a faculty member and founder of the Dream Studies Program at JFK University and co-founder of the Lucid Art Foundation. Among her publications are: Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY Press, 2002); Lucid Art and Hyperspace Lucidity, (Dreaming, Human Sciences Press, 2003) and Integral Dreaming (SUNY Press, 2012).
Robert Bosnak (USA) is an NYS licensed psychoanalyst, author, clinician, member of IAAP, and Embodied Imagination practitioner certified by the International Society of Embodied Imagination.
Arielle Boyes (Canada) completed her presentation work as her fourth-year honours research project in psychology at MacEwan University. She has been working with Dr. Jayne Gackenbach for two years examining the dreams of video game players and social media users. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in the area of clinical psychology.
Nicholas Brink, PhD (USA) is a clinical psychologist, certified Instructor of Ecstatic Trance; book review editor for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality; and author of Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis, The Power of Ecstatic Trance, and Baldr’s Magic.
Kelly Bulkeley, PhD (USA) is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union and director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDB). A former president of IASD, he is author and editor of several books, including Dreaming in the World’s Religions, Children’s Dreams (with Patricia M. Bulkley), and Lucid Dreaming (edited with Ryan Hurd).
Larry Burk, MD, CEHP (USA) is President of Healing Imager, specializing in teleradiology, EFT, hypnosis, and dreamwork. He was former associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center and former board president of the Rhine Research Center. He joined IASD in 2013.
Jean Campbell (USA) is CEO of The iMAGE Project and an internationally known author, who developed a therapeutic model for healing trauma called DreamWork/BodyWork. She has served IASD as president, board chair, and as host of the annual PsiberDreaming Conference.
Manlio Caporali (Italy) is a professor at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.”
Debra D. Carroll, MA (USA) is an expressive arts therapist and the owner and founder of Shamanic Arts Education and Counseling. She was the founding editor of Shaman’s Drum magazine and remains an editorial advisor. She is writing a book on dreams and dreaming as a spiritual path.
Laurel Clark, DD (USA) is a teacher with the School of Metaphysics, a not-for-profit educational institution headquartered in Missouri. She has taught dream interpretation for guidance and intuitive insight since 1979, is a counselor, interfaith minister, public speaker, and author of The Law of Attraction and Other Secrets of Visualization.
Daniel Condron (USA) is a teacher, educator, writer, composer, recording/producer, agriculturist, ecologist, and landscape designer, dedicated to knowing Self and mind for over 30 years. He is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist, and Director of the College of Metaphysics. Degrees: Doctorate of Metaphysics, Doctorate of Divinity, Master of Science, University of Missouri in Agricultural Economics.
Allyson Dale, PhD candidate (Canada) is studying at the University of Ottawa in the Experimental Psychology program. Her research interests include examining age, gender, and cultural patterns in dream imagery and testing dream interpretation techniques. She has published in the field and her goal is to be a psychology professor.
Natalie Davenport (USA) is an artist and writer living in Berkeley, California.
Betsy Davids, MA (USA) is Professor Emerita at California College of the Arts, where one of her signature classes was Writing and Reading the Dream. Her artist books draw upon her practice of writing dreams as literature. She has presented at many IASD conferences.
Heather Dawn (USA) is working on her dissertation at Saybrook University for her PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in dreams. Stanley Krippner, Kelly Bulkeley, and Carol Humphreys are on her committee. She holds an MA in consciousness studies from JFKU, and has facilitated dream groups and taught dream classes.
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD (USA) is a professor, Transformative Studies Doctorate, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He co-authored Le rêve: sa nature, sa fonction et une methode d’analyse (P.U.Q., 1987), has published articles on epistemology and narrative research, and co-authored (with Fariba Bogzaran) Integral Dreaming (SUNY Press, 2012.
Claude Desloges, MSc (Canada) is assistant director of L’Arc-en-ciel. He is trained in dreamwork and Gestalt therapy and is co-author of Et si les rêves servaient à nous éveiller. He has been a member of IASD since 2007, is co-chair of the Regional Events Committee and has co-hosted four IASD Regional Conferences in Montréal.
Alison Ditner (Canada) is a third year honors student and research assistant in the video game lab in the Department of Psychology at Grant MacEwan University, under the supervision of Dr. Jayne Gackenbach.
Susanne Doell-Hentschker, DrPhil, Dipl-Psych, Dipl-Soz (Germany) has been a psychoanalyst in her own practice since 2000 and scientific assistant at the department of psychoanalysis at the Goethe-University Frankfurt since 2001. Her main research interests are emotion theory, dream theory, and trauma.
G. William Domhoff (USA) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and research professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his BA at Duke, his MA at Kent State, and his PhD at the University of Miami. He has been teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1965.
Rita Dwyer, BS, CPC (USA) is a former rocket scientist, co-author of patents and papers in the aerospace field, IASD Founding Life Member, past president, and executive officer; a founder/facilitator of the Metro DC Dream Community since 1983; and a writer and lecturer with special interests in spiritual and extraordinary dreams.
Marcia Emery, PhD (USA) is a psychologist, intuitive, professor, former board member of IASD, and author of Intuition Workbook, Intuitive Healer, PowerHunch!. She was on the “Dream Decoders” TV series, is the Dream Expert on the America Now TV program, and hosted the Voice America internet radio show, Partnership of Intuition and Dreams.
Alex Enescu (Canada) is currently finishing a double major (Honours Liberal Arts and philosophy) at Concordia University, Montreal.
Naomi Epel (USA) is author of Writers Dreaming and The Observation Deck: A Toolkit for Writers. She is currently working on a graphic novel, Lula in Letterland, and a game called Lula’s Letterbox.
Ted Esser, PhD (USA) is adjunct professor of Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University. He received his MA in philosophy and religion and PhD in east/west psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His dissertation is Lucid Dreaming, Kundalini, the Divine, and Nonduality: A Transpersonal Narrative Study.
Joy Fatooh (USA) created and facilitates the PsiberDreaming Conference Group Psi Game, and has presented at IASD events on psi, lucid, and group dreaming. She has a lifelong interest in exploring how psi dreaming works, especially the idea that it represents a way anyone can access collective consciousness.
Willem Fermont (The Netherlands) possessed various professional affiliations: teacher in geography, geologist (PhD in Paleontology), coal petrology, organic geochemistry, head of the curators of the national museum of ethnology, and independent artist. He works in several multidisciplinary art communities. His dream research focuses on understanding the subconscious processes of creativity.
Brenda Ferrimani (USA) is an award winning visionary artist inspired by dreams. Her artwork and articles are often featured in DreamTime and Dream Network magazines. She is certified for dream work through the Marin Institute of California, and has been a long time member of IASD. www.brendaferrimanidreamart.com
Jill Fischer (USA) is a Jungian psychoanalyst and advanced practice registered nurse with over 40 years of clinical experience. She is clinical director of the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuaries.
Patrick Fox, BSc candidate (Canada) completed his BSc (Honours) at Trent University under the supervisor of Dr. Teresa DeCicco, studying psychology. His thesis includes research on addictions, gratitude and dreams. His research interests include addiction, comorbid mood disorders and dreams and dreaming. He is beginning his master’s degree in the fall.
Jayne Gackenbach, PhD (Canada) is a past president of IASD and has written various books on dreams and consciousness, including the now classic Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain. Her research has focused on the impact of heavy immersion in virtual worlds (i.e., video game play and social media use) on consciousness and especially dreams.
Sarah Gahr (Canada) is an undergraduate student at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, majoring in psychology. She has previously worked with Dr. Gackenbach for a study examining dream content and social media use. Last year she coauthored a poster presentation on that research at the IASD’s conference in Virginia Beach.
Patricia Garfield, PhD (USA) is a renowned dream expert and prize-winning author of eleven books on dreams. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1995) is considered a classic and appears in fifteen languages. She is a co-founder and past-president of and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement in Dreamwork award. www.creativedreaming.org
Anne Germain, PhD (USA) is associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of trauma-related sleep disturbances, and PTSD nightmares.
Sandy Ginsberg, MS, LMFT (USA) is a Southern California psychotherapist. She knows the value of paying attention and honoring dreams with action in the waking world. A member since 1996, her artwork has been included in several IASD art shows. She has presented many workshops and has been published in DreamTime.
Ann Glauser, PhD (USA) is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia. She has taught and provided counseling for over 25 years. She has published and presented on the development of life-skills and person-centered therapy.
Ed Glauser, LPC (USA) is a psychotherapist. He is a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, has been ordained in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and has specialized training in mindfulness. He has an ongoing “Golden Slumbers” blog with Psychology Today.
Lael Gold, PhD (USA) founded productiveslumber.com and deepwellexperience.com which provide dream-based healing guidance and classes worldwide. A former Mellon Fellow and award-winning writer and educator, Lael taught for over eight years at UC Berkeley where she earned her doctorate in comparative literature. Humor and play are hallmarks of her work.
Robert P. Gongloff (USA) is the author of Dream Exploration: A New Approach. He is a past president and current board chair of IASD and has hosted three international dream conferences. He lives in Black Mountain, NC, where he conducts dream groups and workshops. His website is www.heartofthedream.com.
Samuel T. Gontkovsky, PsyD (USA) is a clinical neuropsychologist by training, with more than 15 years of professional experience in clinical practice, research, teaching, and administration. He has published more than 75 articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews and has given more than 125 conference presentations.
Rosemary Gosselin, MSW (Canada) is a specialist in Jungian studies who received her post graduate psychoanalytic training at the Westchester Institute in New York. Mentored by Donald Kalsched and Marion Woodman, she has worked with thousands of dreams over 30 years. In 2001 her own dreams pulled her north to rural Canada.
Tzivia Gover, MFA, CDT (USA) facilitates self-growth and awareness through writing, dreamwork, and mindfulness. Tzivia is the author of Mindful Moments for Stressful Days (Storey Books), Learning in Mrs. Towne’s House, and Dream House, a poetry chapbook. She hosts “350 Dreamers,” an international coalition of dreamers who dream for global healing.
Dale E. Graff, MS in physics (USA) is an internationally recognized lecturer, writer and researcher in psi topics. He is a former director of project Stargate, the government program for research and applications of remote viewing. His books, Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and River Dreams present his experiences with remote viewing, psychic dreaming, and synchronicity.
Jodine Grundy (USA) is a practicing psychotherapist and life and leadership coach. An 18 year IASD member, she has held the offices of vice-president, president, and board chair and has chaired numerous committees. Currently, she helps lead the Taking Root Reforestation Campaign aiming to plant two million trees by 2020 in SW Ohio.
Lou Hagood (USA) is a licensed psychoanalyst who does dream play face to face and on the web at www.PlayingWithDreams.blogspot.com. His new ebook, The Gap, is about a blind seer who does dream play in the Underworld.
Nigel Hamilton, PhD (UK) is a lecturer, psychotherapist, and director of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, a Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training Centre and Clinic in London, and the UK representative for Sufi Order International. He originally trained as a physicist, working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the use of light in Energy Storage Research.
Anne Hill, DMin (USA) is an author, dreamworker, and host of Dream Talk Radio. Anne is initiated in two shamanic traditions, has been in a dream group for 20 years in Northern California, and developed and teaches a course on using dreams in spiritual direction at Cherry Hill Seminary.
Clara E. Hill (USA) has been a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1974. She is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters and many books including Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy. She is a senior editor of Dreaming and has won many awards for academic excellence.
Curtiss Hoffman (USA) teaches anthropology and archaeology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, where he also teaches a dreamwork-based course in Culture and Consciousness. He has maintained a dream journal for the past 21 years, and is a frequent presenter at IASD conferences. He currently serves as conference program chair for IASD.
Brigitte Holzinger (Austria) is a psychotherapist using Integrative Gestalt therapy and director of the Institute for Consciousness and Dream Research. She is on the Board of Directors of the Austrian Sleep Research Association. Her books include Der Luzide Traum (1992) and Anleitung zum Träumen (2007).
James M. Honeycutt, PhD (USA) is professor of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University; co-editor of Imagination,Cognition, and Personality; and author of over 80 publications, including four books: Cognition, Communication, and Romantic Relationships; Imagined Interactions: Daydreaming about Communication; Imagine that: Studies in Imagined Interaction; and Scripts and Communication for Relationships.
Caroline L. Horton, PhD (UK) is senior lecturer of cognitive psychology, Leeds Metropolitan University, England. She is involved in and has published numerous empirical projects that make use of dreams as a methodological tool for investigating the brain during sleep, particularly with reference to autobiographical memory consolidation processes.
Robert J. Hoss, MS (USA) is a director and past president of IASD, director of the DreamScience Foundation for research grants and a faculty member of the Haden Institute. He is author of Dream Language and Dream to Freedom and his work is published in 12 other books and three professional journals. www.dreamscience.org
Ryan Hurd (USA) is the editor of DreamStudies.org and author of several books, including Dream Like a Boss (2014). He has an MA in consciousness studies from John F. Kennedy University. He currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is serving as an IASD board member and chair of the Social Networking Committee.
Sandu M. (Andu) Iordache (New Zealand) has recently completed a PhD in health psychology from the University of Auckland. His thesis was about the dreams of hospice patients, the main findings of which are being presented at the 2014 IASD conference.
Karen A. Jaenke, PhD (USA), dreamworker and dream educator, serves as chair of the Consciousness and Transformative Studies program at JFK University. As editor of ReVision: Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, she has edited articles on Imaginal Psychology, Shamanism, and Earth Dreaming. Through Dreamhut Consulting (www.dreamhut.org), she offers dissertation coaching and dreamwork.
David Jenkins, PhD (USA) offers dream groups in Berkeley and Oakland, California. His PhD study of Emanuel Swedenborg’s dreams lead 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 websites at www.dreamreplay.com and www.dreamoftheweek.com.
Ted Jones (USA) moved to Nashville in 1990 and quickly became a popular figure within the songwriting community and host of the celebrated Raggedy Man Extravaganza. For the past 12 years, he has researched and studied the interpretation and significance of dreams. He became a staff writer with Murrah Music in 2006.
Bette R. Joram, PhD, LMHC (USA) is a psychotherapist in private practice. She received her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is past president of the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle. Her presentations include dreams, the Uroborus, and the History of Alchemy. She teaches “Introduction to Jungian Psychology” at Bastyr University and Antioch University, Seattle.
Eric Juarez (USA) is an undergraduate at Harvard University working on dream research with Dr. Deirdre Barrett. He has kept a dream journal since the age of six.
Tracey L. Kahan (USA) is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Santa Clara University, where she teaches courses in cognition, perception, and sleep and dreaming and directs the SCU Sleep Cognition Lab. Her research explores the variations in cognition, metacognition, and emotion across sleep and waking.
David Kahn, PhD (USA) is an Instructor in psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He is an IASD past president and is currently an advisor to the Executive Committee. His latest study, “Brain Basis of Self: Self-Organization and Lessons from Dreaming,” was published in the July issue of the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Jacob Kaminker, PhD (USA) is Core Faculty and Director for Holistic Counseling at John F. Kennedy University, sees clients in a private practice setting, and is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Ed Kellogg (USA) earned his PhD from Duke University. He has published papers on his work in fields as diverse as the biochemistry of aging, bioelectricity, general semantics, voluntary controls, lucid dreaming, and the phenomenology of consciousness. From 2002 to 2005 he created, organized, and hosted IASD’s online PsiberDreaming Conference.
Patricia Kilroe (USA) is a senior adjunct professor in the Writing and Literature Program at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. She has been writing about the role of language in dreaming for the past fifteen years.
Athena Kolinski, MA (USA) is a religious studies professor at the University of Philosophical Research, where her second master’s degree was obtained in consciousness studies. She is currently enrolled in the Tarotpy certification program, certified as a DreamWork Coach, active member of SoCal IASD and growing her business Star Card Dreaming at www.starcarddreaming.com.
Lucie Kráčmarová (Czech Republic) is a PhD student in clinical psychology at Palacky University. Her interests are dreaming and social determinants of health. She is interested in boundaries in the mind, absorption and its associations (not only with dreaming). She also works as a school psychologist.
Brian Kraichely (USA) is currently a student, teacher, dream coach, and area director with the School of Metaphysics. He has an MBA from Missouri State University and has had careers in sales, management, consulting and home construction.
Barry Krakow, MD (USA) founded Maimonides International Nightmare Treatment, and is a board certified sleep disorders specialist with more than two decades of research in the treatment of chronic nightmares. He is the co-author of Conquering Bad Dreams and Nightmares, Insomnia Cures, Turning Nightmares into Dreams, and Sound Sleep, Sound Mind.
Milton Kramer, MD (USA) is a psychiatrist, past president of IASD, and past book editor of Dreaming. He has published over 60 articles on dreams and two books on dreams: Dimensions of Dreams and The Dream Experience.
Stanley Krippner, PhD (USA) is professor of psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Dream Telepathy (1974) and Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work With Them (2002).
Don Kuiken (Canada) is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta, specializing in the study of literary reading, dreaming, and phenomenology. His current research examines shifts in the sense of self that occur through literary reading and impactful dreams.
Robert G. Kunzendorf, PhD (USA) is professor of psychology at UMass, Lowell; co-editor of Imagination, Cognition, and Personality; co-author of Envisioning the Dream through Art and Science; author of On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation, Conscious Imagination, and Consciousness of Self; co-editor of four books; and author of over 100 articles.
Justina Lasley, MA (USA) is creator of DreamSynergy™, founder and director of the Institute for Dream Studies, and author of Honoring the Dream, In My Dream, and Wake Up!. Her work includes using her result oriented dreamwork process to create lasting transformation in individuals and to develop effective dreamworkers.
Ming-Ni Lee, PhD (ROC) is assistant professor at the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. Her research projects focus on issues related to dreaming (especially lucid dreams and impactful dreams), social cognition, self-reflection, self-transformation, mindfulness, psychological health, interpersonal relationships, values and beliefs, learning, and transpersonal psychology.
Jacquie Lewis, PhD (USA) is co-director of the Dream Studies Certificate Program at Saybrook University, former IASD Dream News editor and secretary of the Board of Directors. She co-edited the book, Weaving Dreams into the Classroom: Practical Ideas for Teaching about Dreams and Dreaming at Every Grade Level, including Adult Education, by Brown Walker.
Eliane Lima (USA) is an Oakland based filmmaker, photographer, and video artist. She received a bachelor of arts degree in Cinema from Binghamton University, State University of New York and a master of fine arts in film from the San Francisco Art Institute. http://www.esquizofilmia.com/
Jenna Ludwig (USA) is a certified spiritual mentor and dreamworker with an MA in transpersonal studies. She spent a large part of her professional life speaking to large groups in both corporate and non-profit sectors. Jenna is writing a book about dreams and synchronicity and invites you to visit her blog: http://synchronicityjournaling.wordpress.com/
Tallulah Lyons, MEd (USA) is co-creator with Wendy Pannier of the IASD Dreams and Healthcare Project and has conducted dream groups and workshops with cancer patients for 20 years. She is a wellness facilitator in two hospitals, and author of Dreams and Guided Imagery: Gifts for Transforming Illness and Crisis.
Josie Malinowski, PhD (UK) is a lecturer of psychology at the University of Bedfordshire, and an active dream researcher. Her study on emotional continuity won the 2012 IASD Student Prize. Josie has conducted numerous empirical studies, using a variety of methodologies and focusing on dream-wake continuity.
Marie-Hélène Maltais (Canada) is a teacher and an artist (singer). She holds diplomas in communication, education, and linguistics. Her research interests are language, dream and cognition, leading her to explore the linguistics aspects of dreaming. She has presented on the lexical creativity in dreaming and the metaphor theory.
Katrina Martin, MA (USA) is a healer, dreamworker, published author, national public speaker, and teacher who has worked with hundreds of people around the world. Her area of focus is terrapsychology, the study of the interaction between the human psyche and the psyche of place. Find her online at katrinadreamer.com.
Kimberly Mascaro (USA) earned a PhD in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has worked in mental health and education for 15 years. Currently, she works with Easter Seals Bay Area and is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University. She resides in California.
Linda Mastrangelo, MA (USA) is an educator, artist, and therapist with a private practice internship in California. Linda teaches humanities and psychology and has written about dreams for numerous publications, presenting her work internationally. She also serves on the IASD Board of Directors and is the editor of its online publication, Dream News.
Adrian Medina-Liberty (Mexico) is a full-time professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. His current research interests are the relationships between culture and mind and children’s dreams.
Don Middendorf, PhD (USA) is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where he teaches year-long, integrated programs on dreams, consciousness studies, and physics. He is a founding member of the Consciousness Studies area and has been using dreams in his personal and professional life for 39 years.
Nicolle J Miller (Canada) is an MA candidate studying health psychology at Trent University, working under the supervision of Dr. T. DeCicco. Her research includes meditation and dreamwork as interventions for recovering drug/alcohol addicts. Her research interests include concurrent disorders, dreams and dreaming, and applied psychology. She is pursuing her PhD in the fall.
Bonnie Mitsch, MS in education (USA) is a photographer and dream worker. She has shown her work at numerous galleries as well as IASD’s dream conference art shows. She has been involved in dream work for the last 17 years and has recently become a dream group leader.
Norma Mittenthal, PhD (USA) is lecturer and psychometrist at the University of South Florida; professor emeritus of psychology at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa; psychotherapist at the Mental Health Community Center, Sarasota; treasurer and past president of AASMI; and author of 10 publications, including two books.
Anthony L. Murkar (Canada) is an MA/PhD student in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include neuropharmacology and mental illness (specifically with relevance to PTSD), as well as the neurological substrates of sleep and dreams, electrophysiology, and cognition.
Geoff Nelson (USA) is a retired Presbyterian pastor in Whittier, California. With over 35 years experience with his own dreams, he has a DMin degree on “Dream Groups in the Church” and is a trained spiritual director.
Sarah Norton (USA) is currently a resident of Washington, DC, and a PhD student at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Sarah received her master’s degree from Pacifica in Jungian and archetypal studies in 2013 and is a certified dream group facilitator through the Haden Institute.
Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos (USA) is the author of Surviving Cancerland which chronicles her three breast cancer journeys diagnosed by dreams. She taught special education and psychology at the University of South Florida. She is also an R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation phone counselor; dream and cancer Q&A columnist; Patheos, BreastCancerYoga; and Dreams Cloud blogger and speaker.
Angela Oh (USA) is a junior studying neurobiology under the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Track at Harvard University. She has worked with Dr. Barrett on WWII prisoner dreams and will continue working in Dr. Stickgold’s Sleep and Cognition Lab in Boston, Massachusetts, for her senior thesis.
Billie Ortiz (USA), certified dreamworker, has nearly two decades of experience creating and facilitating dream groups, workshops, and retreats. Her unique appreciation of metaphor and symbol expands her work to the realm of myth and fairy tale, which helps guide dreamers to deeper understanding of the profound messages of their dreams.
Paul Overman, PhD (USA) is an East-West dream psychologist and trained yogic mediator of thirty years, who specializes in shamanic-yoga dreaming practices. As a consciousness researcher, he designs acoustic-supported dream training protocols and acoustic waking-dream trance environments. He is director of The Dream Listener Program at www.thedreamlistener.com, and author of the book, The Shamanic Dream.
J.F. Pagel, MS, MD (USA) is associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and author of over 150 publications. His books include: Primary Care Sleep Medicine (co-ed.), The Limits of Dream – A Scientific Exploration of the Mind/Brain Interface, Dreaming and Nightmares (ed.), and his newest: Dream Science: Exploring the Forms of Consciousness.
Wendy Pannier (USA) led dreamwork at Cancer Support Communities, was a past president of IASD and served on the Executive Committee. Her extensive work with Montague Ullman, MD, shaped her understanding of the power of group dreamwork. She and Tallulah Lyons are frequent speakers on their work with dreams and health. www.healingpowerofdreams.com
Frank Pascoe, PhD (USA) is a dream researcher and has been a counselor and dream worker for over 27 years.
Richard F. Paseman, EdD (USA) is a spiritual director specializing in dreamwork, sacred mythos and storytelling. He is a licensed
marriage and family therapist. He utilizes the tools of art, cinema, journal keeping, music, and interfaith practice to promote spiritual formation in the desert wisdom tradition.
Janet G. Patterson, PhD (USA) is a dreamworker. After twenty years as a bilingual Spanish immersion teacher, she recently completed her dissertation, “The Body Dreaming: Engaging the Dream’s Disturbing Image.” A graduate of Meridian University, she is a SoulCollage® facilitator and dreamworker living in Humboldt County, California.
Cynthia Pearson (USA), host of the PsiberDreaming Conference’s Precognitive Dream Contests, has chaired many “Long Term Journal Keeping” panels and presides over Dreamjournalist.com, “A Website for People Who Write Down Their Dreams.” She is the author of several books and served on the IASD Board of Directors for five years.
Thomas Peisel (USA) is an author, filmmaker, and an avid dreamer. His book, A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, takes its readers on a journey in reconnecting with their dreams and learning to navigate consciously within them. In October 2013, Thomas spoke at a TEDx conference held in NYC’s lower east side.
Stephen E. Potthoff (USA) teaches as an associate professor of religion and philosophy at Wilmington College, Ohio. His academic background is in archaeology and the history of religion, and his principle research interests include indigenous religious traditions, ecospirituality, and the psychology of dream and visionary experience.
Sherry Puricelli, MHA, MDiv (USA) is an author, poet, minister, professional dream coach, owner of Connecticut-based AwakeNDream, and a regional representative of the IASD. She leads retreats, classes, workshops, and sessions using her Transformation Dreaming™ technique and empowerment program combining coaching and dreamwork tools, embodiment, and ceremony. www.awakendream.com
Cyndera Quackenbush, MA (USA) is an educator and storyteller in San Francisco. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. After inheriting a collection of billion year-old stones with naturally occurring imagery, she brings them to schools in a science and storytelling event called Story through Stone.
Victoria Rabinowe (USA) is an author/illustrator and director of the Dreaming Arts Studio in Santa Fe. She has guided over 700 international master classes, seminars and workshops for psychotherapists, spiritual guidance counselors, educators, artists, and writers in the “Art of the Dream™.” Her artwork as been exhibited worldwide. www.VictoriaDreams.com
Julia Ray, BA (Canada) resides in Toronto. For over 10 years, she has been conducting various forms of body/mind therapies for the purpose of helping others with their healing and personal growth. As a movement facilitator, dreamworker, yoga teacher, and DJ, she does work with both individuals and groups.
Sanford Rosenberg, PhD (USA) is president of Media Research Associates. He has thirty years of experience in Media Psychology, and is an educator, lecturer, clinician, and consultant on media projects including movies, games, and the web. He specializes in qualitative knowledge-based research, examining the relationship between language, story, structure, symbol, image, emotion, and experience.
Elena Rossi, MSc, ND (Canada) practices as a naturopathic doctor in Toronto with a special interest in eating disorders, mood disorders, addictions, and trauma recovery. She uses dreamwork as a primary tool in treatment, and uses clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy to support patients through their recovery.
Barbara Roukema-Koning (The Netherlands) is by profession a psychologist of religion and spiritual director. Having worked for 21 years at a Protestant Theological University, she currently applies her expertise to the realm of dreams in spiritual and therapeutic counseling. She is running a Centre for Dreams and Well-Being. Website: www.dreampilgrims.com
Perrine Ruby (France) is a researcher in the DYCOG team of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL) and part time professor at Swansea University. Her interests are dreaming, self, social cognition, and neuroimaging.
Richard Russo (USA) is an author, artist, and dream explorer in Berkeley, California. He is a past president of IASD, and for many years edited the magazine DreamTime. His dream images have been included in numerous group art exhibitions. He is currently Associate Director of the Dream Institute of Northern California.
Meredith Sabini, MA, PhD (USA) is a licensed psychologist, teacher, author, and Director of the Dream Institute of Northern California. Her publications include The Earth Has a Soul, and several contributions to The Sacred Heritage: The Influence of Shamanism on Analytical Psychology. She specializes in dream consultation for individuals, groups and organizations.
Kadia Saint-Onge (Canada) is a master’s student at the Université de Montréal interested in relationships between frequent idiopathic nightmares and problems of memory consolidation.
Line Salvesen (Norway) is a lucid dreamer with over 20 years experience in lucid dreaming. She averages four or five lucid dreams a night and is active in online lucid dreaming communities and with researchers. Line also promotes lucid dreaming in Norway, where she has been in the media several times.
Piroska Sándor, MSc (Hungary) is a psychologist and PhD student exploring the field of dreaming, sleep and cognitive and affective development of children. She also works as a child therapist and a lecturer at the Medical University of Budapest, Hungary.
Cindy Sauln, PhD (USA) is a registered clinical psychologist who works with children and adults in a community mental health setting. She is a graduate of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and the Marin Institute of Projective Dream Work (MIPD). Cindy works with dream groups in the San Francisco Area.
Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW (USA) is a psychotherapist, author, educator, and dreamworker near Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of numerous publications on dreamwork, integrating spirituality, kabbalah, energy work, and trauma treatment. She frequently presents internationally, and has run a dream circle for over 20 years. www.lindayaelschiller.com, dream blog at www.awaketoyourdreams.com
Michael Schredl (Germany) has been working in the sleep laboratory of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany since 1990. His publications cover various topics such as dream recall, dream content analysis, nightmares, dreams and sleep disorders, and sleep physiology. He is editor of the online-journal International Journal of Dream Research.
Robert Sears (USA) is a PhD intercultural studies student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His research involves a comparison of Nepali Hindu and Christian spiritual dreams as the foundation of a critique of contemporary Christian theologies of religions that rely on a uniformity theory of mystical experience.
Alan Siegel, PhD (USA) is past president and current Education Committee chair of IASD, and also consulting editor of the IASD journal Dreaming. He practices psychotherapy and assessment and is an associate clinical professor. He has been teaching dreamwork for over 35 years and is author of Dream Wisdom: Uncovering Life’s Answers in Your Dreams.
Bruce Silverman, MA, PhD (Hon) (USA) is a transpersonal counselor, musician, ritual maker, and dream instructor. He founded and directs the Sons of Orpheus ritual community and has taught “Embodied Dream Work” at various Bay Area universities including Holy Names, Naropa University, and currently Wisdom University, where he team teaches dream work with Jeremy Taylor.
Christopher Sowton, ND (Canada) has been a practicing homeopath and naturopath since 1988. His practice in Toronto is a blend of classical homeopathy and psychotherapy, with an emphasis on dreamwork and depth psychology. He is the author of The Dreamworking Manual–A Guide to Using Dreams in Health Care.
G. Scott Sparrow, EdD, LPC, LMFT (USA) is an advisor to the Executive Committee and a past president of IASD. He a psychotherapist and college professor, and is the founder of DreamStar Institute, which offers mentoring and certification in dream analysis. He authored Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light, and Healing the Fisher King: A Flyfisher’s Grail Quest.
Bonnelle Lewis Strickling (Canada) is a Jungian psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC. She has recently retired from teaching philosophy and classical studies at Langara College. She is the author of Dreaming about the Divine (SUNY, 2007) and a participant therapist in the Veterans Transition Program which treats returning veterans from Afghanistan.
Suzanne Strisower (USA) has used “dreamwork” with her clients for the past 25 years as an intuitive and professional certified coach. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, specializing in depth psychology and dreamwork. She is the author of three books, including the award winning life purpose workbook.
Gloria Sturzenacker, MS (USA) is an editor, writer, and information designer. She developed a visual journaling system called Inner Guide Mapping for tracking the extended coherence between dreams and waking life. Gloria has been IASD’s regional representative in the New York City Metro Area for several years.
Isaac Y. Taitz, BSc (USA) is a psychology trainee pursuing his PhD in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Isaac is currently a part of the sleep lab under Dr. Ana Fins, PhD, and a research team member of the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program under Dr. Steve Gold, PhD.
Jeremy Taylor, DMin (USA) is one of the four founders of IASD. He is also the founder/director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and is the author of many globally influential books in the field.
Ioannis Tsoukalas (Sweden) has studied both psychology (bachelors degree) and anthropology (PhD candidate) and is very interested in sleep related phenomena, evolutionary theory and neuroscience.
Katja Valli (Finland) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku. Her research interests include altered states of consciousness, specifically the neural correlates as well as adaptive function of dreaming. She is currently serving as the president of IASD and co-chair of the Research Committee.
Susanne van Doorn, PhD (The Netherlands) is a Dutch therapist working for Therapeut van Binnenuit. She works with dream groups using the Ullman Method. Having been educated at the Jung Institute at the Netherlands, she combines the Jungian way of working with contemporary and ancient methods.
Kim Vergil (Canada) is a multi-media dream artist living and working in Montreal. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from University of Quebec in Montreal. She has been a member of IASD since 2008, past chair of the Arts Committee, and jury member of this year’s dream art exhibition.
Robert Waggoner (USA) is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, co-editor of the online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, and a past president of IASD. He speaks on lucid dreams at workshops, universities and conferences internationally.
Kelly Walden (USA) is an author, hypnotherapist, and inspirational speaker. She is a featured dream expert for Fox News, and recently appeared on Doctor Oz, and George Noory’s Beyond Belief. Kelly is an advisor to transformational leaders, Fortune 500 executives, UN ambassadors, celebrities, news anchors, TV producers, inner-city kids, and stay-at-home moms.
Mary Caswell Walsh, LMFT (USA) is a psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley and Vallejo, adjunct professor of traumatology at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, co-founder of Phoenix Academy (a California charter school for substance abusing adolescents in early recovery), and author of numerous books on family life and spirituality.
Craig Webb, BSc (Canada) has been director of the DREAMS Foundation (www.dreams.ca) for two decades, and a former IASD board member, along with lucid dreaming research at Stanford University and Montreal’s Sacre-Coeur Dream and Nightmare Lab. He is also a physicist/inventor, adventure quest guide, international speaker, multimedia performing/recording artist, and friendly frisbee fanatic.
Bernard Welt, PhD (USA) teaches courses in dream studies and film studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. He collaborated with Philip King and Kelly Bulkeley on Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (SUNY Press).
Travis Wernet (USA) has offered groups, workshops and private sessions for 20 years. Having facilitated ceremonies from the Baha’i Temple in India to the Great Pyramids in Egypt, he assists dreamers to heal using sound. He’s a professional musician with articles in DreamTime magazine, Dream Network Journal and Depth Insights e-zine.
Elaine Whelan (USA) is an interfaith minister, dreamworker, and certified AGI Imagery Guidesm. She is the founder of The Healing Tree, a contemplative listening space in Irvine, California, which use creative practices, including dreamwork, to help people listen more deeply to their lives and live them out in ever expanding ways
Gregory L. White, PhD (USA) is both a social and clinical psychologist and is professor of psychology at National University (USA). He has been on the faculties of the University of Maryland, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Auckland. Current research involves cognitive aspects of dreaming, dream numinosity, and mindfulness.
Judith White, PhD (USA) is a clinical psychologist and certified Embodied Imagination therapist in Los Angeles, maintaining a wide-ranging private practice. She uses Embodied Imagination to help people carry the wisdom of the dream realm into waking life. As a volunteer for The Soldiers Project, she also works with veterans and their nightmares.
Lisa Woods RN, MS, MA (USA) has been a critical care nurse for 25 years, has taught part time, and has been a hypnotherapist in private practice for several years. She recently completed her graduate studies in depth psychology from Sonoma State University.
Mara Zadnoff (Canada) practises homeopathy and dreamwork in Toronto. She is a regional representative for the Toronto region, and a member of the IASD Regional Events Committee. She has coordinated Toronto regional event programs and has focused on networking, community building, and developing local regional activities.
Marco Zanasi, MD (Italy) is a neurologist, psychiatrist, analytical psychologist, and research professor at Torvergata University
of Rome. He is the author of 200 scientific papers. He has been studying the modification of oneiric activity in psychopathological conditions for 25 years.
Fei Zi (China) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Beijing Forestry University. He is also a psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience in helping people.
Mary Ziemer (UK) serves as the director of the charity HELP Counselling Centre, and also manages the Dream Research Institute at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, CCPE, London. She earned her MA in psychology and religion at the University of London and has diplomas in transpersonal psychotherapy and yoga.