Eben Alexander, MD (USA), academic neurosurgeon and author of the best-selling book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, asserts that the circumstances of his near-death experience while in a meningitis-induced coma in 2008 support the claim that consciousness is independent of the brain.
Beverley ‘Bjo’ Ashwill, MS, LPC (USA) is a licensed professional counselor, disability advocate, dream worker, researcher, and writer. She has co-created the dream content analysis software DreamSpinner, which she is currently updating, including the addition of more modalities. She is interested in seeking patterns in dreams over time.
Nick Atlas (USA) is an experienced meditation teacher, dream yogi and iRest® Yoga Nidra instructor with over ten years of disciplined practice and deep spiritual inquiry. An accomplished artist and graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, he is currently earning his PhD in Psychology at the University of West Georgia.
James Bardis (Canada) is a writer and visiting professor of English who pioneers the theories that inform his praxis in the classroom. He also authors curricula in workshop format , designed for educating young minds by inviting them to re-couple meaning with symbol, narrative with being, and history with psyche.
Deirdre Barrett, PhD (USA) is a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. She is a past president of IASD, author of The Committee of Sleep, editor of the academic volume Trauma and Dreams, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams and The New Science of Dreaming, and editor of the journal Dreaming.
Karen J. Bartnicki (USA) holds an MA in psychology from California State University in the field of sleep in dreams. She has had a lifelong interest in parapsychological dreaming as a result of numerous psi dreams that she has experienced since childhood. She hopes that they will be of assistance to others.
Paul T. Bartone, PhD (USA) is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology & National Security Policy, National Defense University. He also holds adjunct research professor appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the University of Bergen, Norway.
Ann Bengtsson (Norway) is a specialist in clinical psychology, using dreams in clinical practice for 35 years. She teaches dream groups for professionals; is the author of Dreams and Self-Development; has studied energy-work for 22 years with Bob Moore; and dreamwork for 5 years with Jes Bertelsen, with whom she recently started Dzogchen-training. Jung and Wilhelm Reich are other influences.
Sheila Benjamin (USA) has studied dreams since 1978 and has used them as a counselor, minister, and in her professional work as a recreational therapist. She has taught nighttime dream interpretation to adults and children since 1978. Dr. Benjamin is a public speaker and has had her intuitive research published.
Walter Berry, MA (USA) is a Los Angeles based dream worker who leads a long-running weekly dream group (featured in the LA Times and NY Times), and is also a guest lecturer, a member of the IASD Southern California Executive Committee, and a workshop leader at multiple IASD international and regional conferences.
Josh Black (Canada) is in his second year of the psychology master’s program at Trent University. He also has been volunteering as a bereavement counselor at Durham Hospice since 2010.
Mark Blagrove (UK) studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, and is now Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sleep Laboratory at Swansea University. He runs an Ullman dream group for students. He is a past president of IASD and is a consulting editor for the journal Dreaming.
Joy Bloom, PhD (USA), a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a Jungian-oriented psychologist, Gestalt therapist, and a graduate of Marion Woodman’s Leadership Program. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for thirty years, teaching dream work through A.R.E. conferences, groups, and classes for ten years.
Fariba Bogzaran, PhD (USA) is a scientist/artist, professor, and founder of the dream studies program at JFK University; also co-founder and creative director of the Lucid Art Foundation. Her writings include: Experience the Divine in Lucid Dream States (UMI, 1989); Images of the Lucid Mind (UMI, 1996); Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002) and Integral Dreaming (SUNY, 2012).
Colonel Stephen Bowles (USA) is serving as an associate professor of Behavioral Science at the National Defense University in the Eisenhower School and an adjunct faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology.
Arielle Boyes (Canada) is a third year honors student and research assistant in the video game lab in the Department of Psychology at Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Nicholas Brink, PhD (USA) is a clinical psychologist; past president, American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery; and author of Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis, and The Power of Ecstatic Trance: Practices for Healing, Spiritual Growth, and Accessing the Universal Mind.
Andrew Buchanan (Australia) is a PhD candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. His previous research includes unconscious communication and elicitation of emotion in animated images, and his current research involves developing new animation theory and techniques to communicate unconscious mental imagery and narrative. Andrew has exhibited art and animation internationally.
Patricia M. Bulkley, DMin (USA) is a retired Presbyterian minister and hospice spiritual services provider who has taught for many years at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the co-author of Children’s Dreams and Dreaming Beyond Death.
Larry Burk (USA) is a certified energy health practitioner and president of Healing Imager, Inc., specializing in teleradiology, EFT, hypnosis and dreamwork. He was formerly associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center and board president of the Rhine Research Center from 2007-2008.
Jean Campbell (USA) is CEO of the iMAGE Project and an internationally known author and presenter. She is past president and a board member of IASD.
Manlio Caporali (Italy) has a degree in psychiatric rehabilitation and is Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.” He participated in research internships in Italy and abroad, particularly in Belgium, and he is interested in psychophysiology, individual psychotherapy, group study of dreams, clinical and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Michelle Carr (Canada), an MSc candidate in biomedical sciences at the Université de Montreal, is currently conducting research with Tore Nielsen, PhD, at the Dream and Nightmare Research Laboratory. Her research is focused on the relationship between dreams and REM sleep associative processing. Other interests include sleep paralysis, lucid dreams, and daydreams.
Marybeth Carter (USA) obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also a dreamtender and executive coach for transformational leadership. Ms. Carter is the former executive director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and past president of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
Laurel Clark, DD, DM (USA) is a student and teacher of applied metaphysics. An adult educator since 1979 with the School of Metaphysics, she is an intuitive counselor, interfaith minister, public speaker and author. Her recent book Intuitive Dreaming features explorations into “psi dreaming” during IASD PsiberDreaming conferences.
Stephanie Claudatos (USA) graduated from Santa Clara University in spring 2012 with a BSc in psychology. Stephanie is from San Jose, California, and works with Dr. Tracey Kahan in the SCU Sleep and Cognition Lab. Stephanie’s research interests focus on dream phenomenology and the cognitive neuroscience of conscious states.
Barbara Condron, DM, DD (USA) is a pioneer in mind linguistics and director at dreamschool.org, a School of Metaphysics virtual campus, since 1997. Author of two dozen books, she has given intuitive reports to people on six continents since 1977 through her work at the School of Metaphysics in the US.
Daniel R. Condron, DD, DM, MS (USA) is past president of the School of Metaphysics in Missouri. He is the director of the College of Metaphysics and its 1500 acre campus; author of over 12 books including Understanding Your Dreams; BS and MS, agricultural economics, University of Missouri, specializing in international agricultural development.
Hezekiah Condron (USA) has been schooled at the College of Metaphysics by a host of professionals in a wide range of fields. At seventeen, he is the youngest presenter in IASD history (2010-Asheville, 2012-Berkeley). His bio appears in the 2012 edition of Boys Who Rocked the World.
Tom Crockett, MFA (USA) is an artist, nondual teacher and counselor, with 25 years of dreamwork experience. He is the author of One Drop Awareness: Picturing Enlightenment and Nonduality, That Far From Bliss: Three Questions to Crack Open Your Heart, and Stone Age Wisdom: The Healing Principles of Shamanism.
Allyson L. Dale (Canada) is a PhD candidate studying experimental psychology at the University of Ottawa. 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.
Layne Dalfen (Canada) authored Dreams Do Come True: Decoding Your Dreams to Discover Your Full Potential. The founder of the Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal, she lectures at Concordia University. She has a certificate in Gestalt counseling. Layne was a board member of IASD and hosted its 25th Anniversary Montreal Conference in 2008.
Teresa L. DeCicco, PhD (Canada) is a professor and author at Trent University. She is the author of two books and numerous research papers on dreams, dream therapy, and their connection to waking day experiences. Her book, The Giant Compass, is currently being translated into Chinese.
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD (USA) is Professor, Transformative Studies Doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, and co-founder of the Montreal Center for the Study of Dreams. He is co-author of Integral Dreaming (SUNY, 2012), Le Rêve: Sa nature, sa fonction et une méthode d’analyse (1987) and author of articles on dreams, narrative and spiritual intelligence.
Claude Desloges, MSc (Canada) is Assistant Director of L’Arc-en-ciel. He is trained in dreamwork and Gestalt therapy and co-author of Et si les Rêves servaient à nous éveiller. He is a member of IASD Regional Events and Global Advisory Committees and co-hosted three IASD Regional Conferences in Montréal.
Ga ëlle Dumel (Canada) is currently an MSc student in the Department of Psychology of the Université de Montreal, and is affiliated with the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Tore Nielsen. She is conducting research on the differences between high and low dream recallers.
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; founder/facilitator of the Metro DC Dream Community since 1983; and a writer and lecturer with special interests in spiritual and extraordinary dreams.
Jean-Marc Emden (USA) is co-founder and chairman of Dreams Cloud. Mr. Emden brings over 25 years of successful entrepreneurial experience. As chairman he leads the board of the company, brings vision and assures the financial resources. Mr. Emden also chairs the marketing advisory board.
Alex Enescu (Canada) is an undergraduate at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, pursuing a double major: an honours degree in Western society and culture and a major in philosophy. His anticipated graduation date is May 2013. He plans to do graduate work in shared-dreaming research.
Gerald Epstein, MD (USA) is a pioneer in the therapeutic use of dreams and mental imagery within the Western spiritual tradition. His books include Healing Visualizations, Waking Dream Therapy, and The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery. He directs American Institute for Mental Imagery (NYC), training clinicians and educating the public. http://www.drjerryepstein.org
Abdul Aziz Farhad (India) is completing his final year in the Department of Psychology, Marketing, and Economics at Bangalore University, and is also completing a Bachelor of Business Administration in a distance program through ICFAI University in India.
Willem Fermont (The Netherlands) has had various professional affiliations in the past 40 years: geography teacher, geologist (PhD Paleontology), coal petrology, organic geochemistry, management, head of the curators of the National Museum of Ethnology and finally, independent artist, working in several multidisciplinary art communities. His dream research focuses on understanding the subconscious processes of creativity.
Jayne Gackenbach, PhD (Canada) is a past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Her research is on the effects of video game play on dreams and she has recently released Video Game Play and Consciousness, an edited book with contributions from around the world.
Sarah Gahr (Canada) is a research assistant in the video game lab in the Department of Psychology at Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta.
Franklin J. Galvin (USA) is a clinical psychologist practicing as a psychotherapist at the Starr Psychiatric Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, for the last ten years. He lives on the third floor of an 1890’s Victorian house in Dorchester, a part of Boston, and is a long term member of IASD.
Patricia Garfield (USA) is a pioneer and renowned expert in the study of dreams. She is a 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 (one of six) and past president of IASD.
Heloisa Garman, PsyD (USA) is an Illinois licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in individual and family therapy from a systems perspective. She taught and supervised in major Brazilian universities. Pursuing her interest in dreams, she applies a systemic intraspsychic model to dream work and is writing a book on this approach.
Robert P. Gongloff, MA (USA) is the author of Dream Exploration: A New Approach. He is the immediate past president and current board chair of IASD. He has hosted three international dream conferences. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina, where he conducts dream groups and workshops. His website is www.heartofthedream.com.
David Gordon, PhD (USA) is a psychologist in private practice in Norfolk, Virginia, and past IASD membership chair. He has conducted dreamsharing groups and workshops nationally and internationally and is the author of Mindful Dreaming. David is also active in supervising mental health professionals in the practice of dreamwork.
Tzivia Gover, MFA CDT (USA), author, uses dreamwork with individuals and groups to help people realize their full potential, access creativity and promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University. She is also a certified dream therapist and Reiki master teacher. Website: www.tziviagover.com
Dale E. Graff, MS, Physics (USA) is an internationally recognized lecturer, writer and researcher on psi topics. He is a former director of Project Stargate, the government program for research and applications of remote viewing. His books present his experiences with remote viewing, psychic dreaming/precognition and synchronicities. Website: www.dalegraff.com
David Greene (USA) holds a BA and PhD from Syracuse University; he is also a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 2000 he has served as the department chair for Theology at Kent School, Connecticut, where he teaches courses on Psychology and Religion and, more recently, Dreams.
Diane Greig (Canada) practices psychotherapy. She is the current IASD membership chair and regional events co-chair. Diane holds a PhD in transpersonal psychology and has presented internationally on such themes as feminine consciousness, personal transformation and collective action. She facilitates a long-term dream group compiling transformational dream narratives for publication in 2013.
Shudarshana Gupta (USA) is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Maryland. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Christ University, Bangalore, India. She is currently also a therapist at the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab in College Park.
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; UK representative for the Sufi Order International; originally trained as a physicist, working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the use of light in energy storage research.
Davina Hardaway (USA) is currently an intern at the National Defense University in the Eisenhower School. She is a graduate from George Mason University with a BS in psychology. Her research interests include military psychology and PTSD.
Joan Harthan, PhD (UK) has kept a daily dream journal for twenty three years. She is the author of two books on dreaming, Working the Nightshift: How To Understand Your Dreams and Dreaming Yourself Aware. Her latest book, Grapefruit Pips was born from a dream. Visit www.docdreamuk.com for more information.
Ernest Hartmann, MD (USA) is Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine; an IASD past president; served as first editor-in-chief of the IASD journal Dreaming and is the author of 340 articles and nine books, including the forthcoming The Nature and Functions of Dreaming (2011).
Merrill Hawkins, PhD (USA) is Associate Professor of Counseling and Religion at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and Director of the Spiritual Guidance and Care Track in Graduate Counseling. He is also a spiritual director and dreamworker, trained through the Haden Institute.
Sarah Hawley (USA) is currently an intern at the National Defense University in the Eisenhower School. She is a student at George Mason University pursuing a BA in psychology and plans to graduate in May 2013. Her research interests include military and deployment psychology, leadership, and fitness.
Curtiss Hoffman (USA) is a professor of anthropology at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He is a frequent presenter at IASD conferences, including the PsiberDreaming Conference. He has a lifelong interest in music, but he only embarked on composition three years ago, as a result of powerful dream initiatives.
Brigitte Holzinger (Austria) was born in Vienna, and studied psychology at the University of Vienna and Stanford University. She is a Gestalt psychotherapist, a lecturer, teacher, and author of publications and books; she also writes and directs video documentaries. Areas of expertise: dreams and lucid dreaming, nightmares, sleep, sleep disorders, Gestalt theory and therapy, hypnosis.
Robert J. Hoss, MS (USA) is author of Dream Language, a director and past president of IASD, director of the Dream Science foundation for grant funding, and Haden Institute faculty member. As a scientist with Gestalt training he has researched and taught dreamwork for over 30 years. He hosted IASD’s DreamTime radio series. www.dreamscience.org
David Jenkins, PhD (USA) leads dream groups and offers private consultations in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He is the author of Dream RePlay: How to Transform your Dream Life, and his paper The Nightmare and the Narrative appeared in Dreaming in June 2012. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology in 2001.
Mary Whitefeather Joyce (USA), Boston, Massachusetts, is a mentor for abused, homeless children and adult children of alcoholics. She has an associate’s degree in environmental sciences from Northeastern University, plus continuing education in art therapy and child development. She received a certificate in shamanistic healing wisdom. Former member of Women’s Canadian/US Intertribal Council.
Tracey Kahan, PhD (USA) is Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University, and Director of the SCU Sleep Cognition Research Laboratory. Dr. Kahan’s current research explores the interplay of cognition, metacognition, and affect across dreaming and waking, and the impact of ‘cognitive expertise’ on empirical investigations of dreaming.
David Kahn (USA) obtained his PhD in physics from Yale University. He is an instructor in psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; advisor to the IASD Executive Committee; on the Board of Dance New England (DNE), a non-profit dedicated to helping people through expressive movement and dance; and served as IASD president and board chair.
David L. Kahn (USA) is president of Dreamgator, LLC and author of A Dream Come True (Cosimo, 2007) with articles in DreamTime Magazine, Dream Network Journal, and The Lucid Dream Experience. His work on the dreams of genocide survivors is included in the Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. David’s website is www.dreamgator.com
Norifumi Kishimoto (Japan) is a doctor specializing in palliative medicine and psychotherapy, and author of Cancer and Psychotherapy, Palliative Mind. He translated Robert Bosnak’s Christopher’s Dream into Japanese. Together with Megumi Yama, he also translated Edward Edinger’s Anatomy of Psyche and Nancy Qualls-Corbett and Leila McMackin’s Awakening Woman into Japanese.
Eric Klinger, PhD (USA) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Morris; past President of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Klinger has published six books and over 100 articles and book chapters.
Athena Kolinski, MA (USA) is a professor for the online bachelor’s program at the University of Philosophical Research, where she attained her second master’s degree in consciousness studies. Much of her academic background is in the field of religious studies. She also does dreamwork using the Tarot on her blog www.starcarddreaming.com.
Judy Kolkin-Kaplan (USA), GraphoAnalyst, is a handwriting analyst with seven years experience in Montague Ullman’s dream group and leadership training in the Ullman method of dream appreciation. She has developed the use of examining unconscious strokes in handwriting to facilitate interpretation of handwritten dreams. Married with two children.
Martha Kortiak Mert (USA) is vice-president of marketing for Dreams Cloud. Ms. Kortiak Mert brings 25 years of strategy, marketing, and social media experience to Dreams Cloud, where she is working actively to broaden the company’s reach and grow its global user base.
Miloslava Kozmová, PhD (USA) is a research psychologist with interests in consciousness and spirituality. Her current work focuses on the study of consciousness, higher order cognition, and executive function in non-lucid dreaming. Her prior research demonstrated varieties of self-awareness in dreaming. She is a lecturer in psychology at University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Milton Kramer, MD (USA) is a psychiatrist, past president of IASD, past book editor of Dreaming, and has published over 60 articles on dreams and two dream-related books: Dimensions of Dreams and The Dream Experience.
Stanley Krippner, PhD (USA) is Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, IASD past president, and co-author of Dream Telepathy and Extraordinary Dreams. He has received the American Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, the Ashley Montagu Peace Award and IASD’s Lifetime Achievement Award (www.StanleyKrippner.weebly.com).
Don Kuiken, PhD (Canada) is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta, specializing in the study of literary reading, dreams, 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 the University of Massachusetts Lowell, past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, and co-editor of Imagination, Cognition, and Personality. Dr. Kunzendorf has published five books and over 100 articles and book chapters
Tom Lane, DMin (USA) is a North Carolina licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, certified reality therapist, PC (USA) minister and trained spiritual director. Tom founded Journey Conferences (www.journeyconferences.com) in 2007 to foster and further the conversation with spirituality and psychology rooted in the work of C. G. Jung.
Justina Lasley, MA (USA), creator of DreamSynergy™ and founder of the Institute for Dream Studies is the author of Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders and In My Dream. Her work includes using her proven dreamwork process to create lasting change in individuals and develop effective dream group leaders.
Ming-Ni Lee, PhD (Taiwan, ROC) is an assistant professor at the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, National Dong Hwa University. 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.
Vinece Lee (USA), a creatuitive activist, inherited dream tending as a spiritual and creative resource through family lineage. Facilitating private, group and public sessions (TV and radio) since 1993, she was led to a “Creatuitive” dream approach, where the dreams provided and inspired inventions, books, music, photographic series and more.
George M. Leute, MA (USA) is a psychologist in private practice in Media, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia and of the Haden Institute’s Dream Group Leader Program, he facilitates an on-going dream group comprised mainly of therapists, and presents seminars and workshops on dream work.
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 (UK) has recently completed a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Her PhD focused on the continuity hypothesis of dreams, experimentally investigating how and why we incorporate aspects of our waking lives into our dreams.
Marie-Hélène Maltais, BEd (Canada) is a Canadian language teacher and a graduate student of linguistics at Laval University, where she is currently leading a master’s research project on the lexical creativity in dreams.
Laura Mason Lockard (USA) has experienced spontaneous lucid dreams since early childhood. After finding Dr. Stephen LaBerge’s book on lucid dreaming in the late 1980s, she began to actively pursue and study lucid dreaming. A business analyst at BNY Mellon, Laura also performs historical music and designs historical costumes.
Linda H. Mastrangelo, MFTI (USA) is an educator, writer, artist, and graduate-level certified dream specialist. She is a dream columnist for The Examiner, editor of the IASD’s Dream News and contributor to The Dream Tribe. Linda is an IASD board member, member of CAMFT and the Writers’ Guild of America, West.
Jane Maxfield, MA (USA) is an independent artist, spiritual director, and dreamworker, who facilitates dreamwork workshops for Elderhostel/Road Scholar, teens, and women’s empowerment groups. She is the founding facilitator of Throw Like a Girl, a program that blends dreamwork, fairytales, and the arts in support of girls’ authentic self-actualization.
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 38 years.
Nicolle Miller (Canada) is studying health psychology at Trent University under the supervision of Dr. Teresa DeCicco. Her thesis will include research on addiction and dream therapy. Her research interests are abnormal psychology, dreams and dreaming, and clinical psychology. She is also hoping to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.
Norma Mittenthal, PhD (USA) is Lecturer and Psychometrist at the University of South Florida; Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa; a psychotherapist at the Mental Health Community Center, Sarasota, and treasurer and past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery. Prof. Mittenthal’s 10 publications include two books.
Anthony Murkar (Canada) is an undergraduate student completing his honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Carlyle Smith at Trent University in Ontario. His research interests include the study of dreams through cognitive and neuropsychological frameworks, as well as the electrophysiology of sleep. He hopes to pursue a PhD in experimental psychology.
Rev. Geoff Nelson (USA) is a retired Presbyterian pastor in Whittier, California. With over 35 years experience with own dreams, he completed a D. Min. degree on “Dream Groups in the Church.” A pastor for over 30 years, he is also a trained spiritual director.
Donna-Marie Newfield, RCST (Canada) is a therapist who has practiced in Peterborough for 12 years. She diagnoses and treats a wide variety of conditions. An integral part of her therapeutic process is the use of her dreams about patients and she has demonstrated success in many (often very difficult) cases.
Chris Olsen, PhD (USA) is an adjunct faculty member at Sofia University. He is co-director/co-producer of the documentary Wake Up: Exploring the Potential of Lucid Dreaming. His dissertation was on the history of lucid dreaming in the US and the United Kingdom. Chris has several years of experience facilitating lucid dreaming groups.
Jessica Orfe (USA) studies art at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She lives in Oahu, Hawaii. Through walks in art or nature, one may tap into fundamental rhythms that promote health and ease of mind. She explores shareable techniques of finding balance.
Paul Overman, PhD (USA)is an East-West dream psychologist and a trained yogic meditator of thirty years, who specializes in shamanic-yogic dreaming practices. He is also a consciousness researcher, designing acoustic-supported dream study and dream training protocols. He is director of The Dream Listener Program at www.thedreamlistener.com, and is author of the book Shamana Dream.
Wojciech Owczarski, PhD (Poland) is a professor at the University of Gdańsk, head of the Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies, and author and editor of seven books on literature and dreams. His research concentrates on creative imagination, reworking inspirations offered by psychoanalysis, depth psychology, and cultural anthropology.
Wendy Pannier, (USA) is co-founder of the IASD Dreams and Healthcare Project and has conducted workshops and dream groups with cancer patients for the past 17 years. She worked with Montague Ullman for three decades and has conducted dream groups using a variety of methodologies for diverse audiences internationally. She is a past president of IASD.
Frank Pascoe, PhD (USA) has been a dream researcher, facilitator of dream groups, lecturer, and dreamwork counselor since 1988. His interests lie in how dreams and dreaming relate to consciousness, the individual, and cultures worldwide. Read about his work on: http://www.dreamingresearch.com and http://www.mysticalcompany.com/pascoeF.php.
Richard F. Paseman, EDD (USA) is a spiritual director specializing in contemplative retreats, desert wisdom traditions, and spirituality for the second half of life. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rich utilizes the tools of art, cinema, journal keeping, music, and interfaith rituals to promote inner wholeness.
Cynthia Pearson (USA) has chaired a number of panels on long term journal keeping (LTJK). She is the author of two books, including the mystery Dreaming the Dead; she hosts the annual PsiberDreaming Conference’s precognitive dreaming contests; and offers a variety of presentations on journal keeping at her website, dreamjournalist.com.
Stephen 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 principal research interests include indigenous religious traditions, ecospirituality, and the psychology of dream and visionary experience.
Dominic J. Potts (USA) is a former medical-legal trial attorney, expert consultant, and author of works including Classical Rhetoric, Dialectics, Forensics and the Art of Self Expression. He has served as legal advisor to IASD, has lectured widely on improving self-expression, and has conducted extensive research on the dynamics, expertise and scienter of effective communication.
Mena E. Potts, PhD (USA) was awarded the first doctorate in Dream Psychology. With Ullman, Krippner and Moustakas, she co-developed the first doctoral degree program in the Psychology of Dreams. She is a teacher, lecturer, and writer in dream studies, and founder and director of The Dream Center, where she conducts dream groups and precognitive dream research.
Julia Ray, BA (Canada) for over 10 years 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, cranial sacral therapist and DJ, she works with individuals and groups.
Henry Reed, PhD (USA) is Director of the Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies. He is one of the original faculty members of Atlantic University, and was the founder/editor of Sundance Community Dream Journal.
Mark Richardson (USA) was a policeman in his twenties, a teacher in his thirties, a business owner in his forties, and a writer in his fifties. In his early adult years as a policeman, the lines of life and death often crossed. He is currently researching for a book he is writing with Barbara Condron called American Bardo.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (USA) is one of only a few masters of the Bön Dzogchen tradition presently living in the West. Tenzin Rinpoche is founder of the Ligmincha Institute near Charlottesville, Virginia, and is author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.
Dr. Barbara Roukema-Koning (The Netherlands) is a clinical psychologist of religion, spiritual director, dream counsellor, and author. She offers courses and workshops and lectures on dreams, for lay persons as well as for ministers and pastors, and leads retreats on Dreams on the Spiritual Journey (nationwide).
Perrine Ruby, (France) is a researcher at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center and part time professor at Swansea University. Her interests include dreaming, self, social cognition, and neuroimaging.
Wasseem (Wes) Samaan, DDS, PsyD (USA), a resident of California, specializes in sleep medicine and practices psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. He has been a core faculty member of The School of Sleep Medicine, in Palo Alto, California, since 1998. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Massimo Schinco, PhD (Italy) is a psychotherapist and co-director of the Milan Centre of Family Therapy. As an author he focuses on creative change. He currently serves as a member of the IASD Board of Directors, and has presented at PsiberDreaming Conferences (2008, 2010, and 2012) and at IASD international conferences (2010, 2011, and 2012).
Michael Schredl (Germany) has been working in the sleep laboratory of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, 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.
Monique Seguin (Canada) has worked as a nurse for the last 10 years in a palliative care hospice. She is a co-author with Nicole Gratton of a French book which has been recently translated under the title Dreams and Death. She does presentations in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada through the Association of Palliative Care
Anees Sheikh, PhD (USA) is Professor of Psychology at Marquette University, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin, past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, and founding editor of the Journal of Mental Imagery. Prof. Sheikh has over 100 publications, including 18 books.
Amber Shriver (USA) is currently an intern at the National Defense University in the Eisenhower School. She is a senior psychology major at The University of Maryland, College Park. Her study focus is the ability of families to adjust when one of the family members is diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Alan Siegel, PhD (USA) is past president and current education chair of IASD, and consulting editor for Dreaming. He practices psychotherapy and assessment and is associate clinical professor, UC Berkeley. He has been teaching dreamwork for over 35 years and is author of Dream Wisdom: Uncovering Life’s Answers in Your Dreams. www.dreamwisdom.info
Jerome L. Singer, PhD (USA) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University, past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, fellow of the American Psychological Association, and founding editor of Imagination, Cognition, and Personality. Professor Singer has over 200 publications, including 14 books.
Carlyle Smith, PhD, CPsych (Canada) is Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trent University, Peterborough, and Director of Trent Sleep Research Laboratories. His research has focused on the relationship of sleep states to memory processes and the role of dreams. He has taught courses on both sleep and dreams.
Christopher Sowton, ND (Canada) is a naturopath and homeopath who has been in private practice in Toronto since 1988, using dreamwork as one of his primary modalities. He is also a dreamwork educator, focusing particularly on training health care practitioners of all kinds to use dream material in their work.
Gregory Scott Sparrow (USA) is the current president of IASD, an associate professor at the University of Texas-Pan American, and a faculty member of Atlantic University. Author of Lucid Dreaming; Dawning of the Clear Light, he has developed the FiveStar Method, a therapeutic approach to dream analysis based on his lucid dream explorations.
Arthur Strock, PhD, LCSW (USA) is a founding member of IASD who lives in Belvidere, New Jersey. Arthur is a school psychologist and licensed clinical social worker who gives dream interpretation workshops and writes the Back to Basics column for the Dream Network Journal. His website is livebyyourdreams.com.
Tadas Stumbrys, MSc (Germany) is a PhD student at Heidelberg University and a lucid dream researcher. His present research focuses on the induction of lucid dreams and their practical applications.
Gloria Sturzenacker (USA) is an editor, writer, and information designer. She has a certificate in teaching critical thinking and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. She trained with Montague Ullman in dream group leadership and has developed a visual journaling system for tracking the coherence between dreams and waking life.
Matt N. Tabrizi (USA) is co-founder and CEO of Dreams Cloud. Mr. Tabrizi is an experienced executive and entrepreneur who co-founded Dreams Book Inc., the parent company of Dreams Cloud, to develop socially-conscious, internet-based ventures. He and co-founder Jean-Marc Emden launched Dreams Cloud to benefit all people by creating a deeper understanding of dreams and dreamers.
Isaac Taitz, BSc (USA) graduated from Cornell with honors as a human development major and is Vice-President of Cornell Minds Matter. His research won the Student Research Award at the 29th annual IASD conference. He now studies PTSD and dreaming for his PhD in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University.
Rev. Bonnie Tarwater (USA) is a dream worker, parish minister, artist, and is in a doctorate program studying dreams and the arts. She teaches and leads dream workshops and groups in university, on Skype, etc. Dream certificated, MIPD; MFA from A.C.T.; MDiv from Claremont School of Theology; BA in visual art from UCSD.
Shannon Thomas (USA) graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in psychology from Santa Clara University in March. She has been working in SCU’s psychology department with Dr. Tracey Kahan and the sleep cognition team since September 2011. Shannon is applying to graduate school to become a clinical psychologist.
Mark Thurston, PhD (USA) is a psychologist, university educator, and author of Dreams: Tonight’s Answers to Tomorrow’s Questions. He is senior fellow at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. At Mason he coordinates the academic minor in consciousness studies and teaches the two required courses.
Kevin J. Todeschi (USA) is the executive director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment and Atlantic University. Author of twenty books and a nationally recognized resource on the interpretation of dreams and symbols, Kevin has taught thousands of students the art of dream interpretation.
Misa Tsuruta, MA (Japan) is a PhD candidate in cognitive, social and developmental psychology at The New School for Social Research. In past IASD conferences she has presented on dream tradition in Japanese culture, dance/movement and dreams, and pregnancy dreams.
Katja Valli, PhD (Finland) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, vice president of IASD, and chair of its Research Committee. Her research interests lie in consciousness research, dreaming, parasomnias, and the neural correlates as well as adaptive function of dreaming.
Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, MA, MSW (Canada) has been a medical social worker and is the author of Premonitions in Daily Life: Working with Spontaneous Information When Rational Understanding Fails You (Llewellyn Worldwide). She has used dreams in hospice care for ten years, and is writing a book about her work.
Robert Van de Castle, PhD (USA) is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, and Former Director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Drs Susanne van Doorn (The Netherlands) is a Dutch therapist. She has led numerous dream groups using the Ullman and the method provided by Kaplan. She works with depressed patients on dreams to enhance recovery. She also leads an online 12 holy nights event with 12 meditations followed by online group sharing.
Dani Vedros, LCSW (USA) practices in Norfolk, Virginia. She also co-facilitates dream workshops nationally and internationally and supervises mental health professionals in group and individual dreamwork. She is co-founder of Studio for the Healing Arts where she hosts workshops on indigenous and mainstream spiritual traditions as well as Jungian studies.
Robert Waggoner (USA) is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and a past president of IASD. Since 2000, he has co-edited the magazine Lucid Dreaming Experience. A lucid dreamer since 1975, Robert now teaches through online workshops with GlideWing.com, seminars and international events.
Carol D. Warner, MA, MSW (USA) lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she has a private practice and does dreamwork. Carol has been involved with IASD since its first year, and has made numerous contributions in the field of ethics, dreams and trauma, and dreams and spirituality.
Craig Sim Webb, BSc (Canada) has been director of the DREAMS Foundation (www.dreams.ca) for more than 18 years and is a former IASD board member. He has participated in lucid dreaming research at Stanford and Montreal’s Sacre-Coeur Hospital. Craig is also a physicist/inventor, outdoor/adventure quest guide, and international multimedia performing/recording artist and songwriter.
Bernard Welt, PhD (USA) teaches courses in dream studies and film studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and collaborated with Philip King and Kelly Bulkeley on Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (SUNY Press).
Judith White, PhD (USA) is a clinical psychologist and certified embodied imagination therapist in Los Angeles. She maintains a wide-ranging private practice. Judith is a member of the Soldiers Project, offering free counseling to military service members of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their families. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Wilson, PhD (USA) is currently the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. He has ongoing interests in the mechanisms of sleep and arousal, the relationship between memory and dreams, and applications of neuroscience in engineering and the study of intelligence.
Megumi Yama, PhD (Japan) is Professor of Clinical/Depth Psychology at Kyoto Gakuen University. She is also a psychotherapist based on Jungian principles. Her publications include a book, To the Depth of Words (Japanese) and an upcoming article: Ego Consciousness in the Japanese Psyche: Culture, Myth and Disaster.
Antonio Zadra, PhD (Canada) is a full professor at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and director of the university’s dream laboratory. He is a past member of the IASD Board of Directors. He has authored over 150 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters on dreams, nightmares, and parasomnias.
Marco Zanasi (Italy) is Research Professor at Rome University “Tor Vergata,” Department of Psychiatry. He has published 200 scientific papers, two books on group psychotherapy, and one book on dreams. He worked earlier in the field of neurophysiology (ERPS) and works now in the fields of group analysis and dream textual analysis.
Mary Ziemer (UK), is the manager of the Dream Research Institute at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London. She has an MA in psychology and religion and diplomas in transpersonal psychotherapy and yoga. She is also the director of the charity HELP Counselling Centre.