2015 Keynote Speakers | Featured Presenters

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and featured presenters for the 2015 Annual Dream Conference.

The conference is held from the evening of Friday, June 5 through the evening of Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Keynote Speakers

iasd-raffaJean Raffa

Dream Theatres of the Soul

Jean Raffa, PhD, is a Jungian psychologist and former college professor and teacher at the Winter Park Jung Center. She is an award-winning author of three books which explore the heroic journey into the unconscious depths of the human psyche, including Dream Theatres of the Soul, a practical guide for Jungian dreamwork.

iasd-dawsonDawson Church, PhD

Dreams, Memory, Trauma and Resilience: How Emotion Shapes Our Brains

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose books include the best seller, The Genie in Your Genes, linking emotions and genetics. He is the founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment and manages the alternative medicine site EFT Universe

iasd-payneJessica Payne, PhD

Sleep, Stress, and Emotional Memory Consolidation

Dr. Jessica Payne is Associate Professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she also directs the Sleep, Stress and Memory (SAM) Lab. Payne’s research focuses on how sleep and stress independently and interactively influence human memory, emotion, and mental health.

Featured Presenters

iasd-heatherHeather Spence

What Do Dolphins Dream?

Heather Spence is a marine biologist researching dolphins, a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.

iasd-hadenBob Haden

Using Biblical Dreams to Unlock Your Nightly Dreams

Rev. Bob Haden, MS, is Director of The Haden Institute and author of Unopened Letters From God. He holds Masters degrees in Theology and the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction, studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. He draws upon 30 years of counseling experience.

krippnerStanley Krippner, Ph.D.

Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares

Stanley Krippner, PhD 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 Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002.