Keynotes and Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announced our Keynotes and Invited Speakers for the 2020 IASD Dream Conference.

Robert Hoss, MS – Dreams Our Source of Resilience, in Times of Stress and Trauma

Robert Hoss, MS is a director and past president of IASD, directs the DreamScience Foundation and is a Haden Institute faculty instructor. Author/editor of: Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology & CultureDreams that Change Our LivesDream to FreedomDream Language and published in 12 other dreaming related books and journals.

Leslie Ellis, PhD – Combining Focusing and Jung: An embodied-experiential approach to working with dreams and nightmares

Dr. Leslie Ellis is an author, teacher, speaker and psychotherapist who teaches other therapists how to work with dreams, complex trauma and the body. She is the vice president of The International Focusing Institute, and author of A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy. Her dreamwork practices combine focusing and Jungian techniques to create a depth-experiential approach to working with dreams and the body.

Stephen LaBerge, PhD – Lucid Dream Research, Then and Now

Dr. Stephen LaBerge pioneered Lucid dreaming research at Stanford University. He develed lucid dream induction techniques known as MILD and WBTB and devices such as the DreamLight and NovaDreamer. He is author of Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, and Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life. His recent research shows lucid dreaming sheds light on the nature of consciousness.

Ronald Keith Salmon, PhD – To Walk in Beauty (a visual and sensory experience)

Keith interweaves original videography, poetry, prose, sound, and song to explore the intimate relationship between the Natural World and the World of Dreams. His work represents a constellation of the insights and revelations gained through his lifelong exploration of Nature’s mysteries through the lenses of both biological science and art—and his 35-year apprenticeship in the study of dreams.

Michael Nadorff, PhD (Invited) – Bad dreams andNightmares: Causes, Correlates, and Interventions

Dr. Nadorff is an associate professor of psychology and director of the clinical psychology

doctoral program at Mississippi State University.  His research program focuses on the intersection between insomnia, nightmares, and suicidal behavior across the lifespan.  Dr. Nadorff’s work has been supported by NIMH and SAMHSA, with Dr. Nadorff being awarded more than $2.5 million in federal grant funding.

Rubin Naiman, PhD (Invited) – Integrative Health Model of Dreaming

Rubin Naiman, PhD, is a psychologist, sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Naiman is a pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream disorders, integrating conventional sleep science with depth psychological, transpersonal and spiritual perspectives.  He is the author of several groundbreaking works on sleep and dreams.