Keynotes and Invited Speakers

Fanny Brewster, PhD – Dreams: Letting My Heart Be Broken
Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a writer of nonfiction including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the ShadowsArchetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss; and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race. Her poems have been published in Psychological PerspectivesJournal where she was the Featured Poet, as well as in other journals.

Eduardo Duran, PhD – Dream Entity Bringing Form From the Blackworld to the Plantworld
Eduardo Duran, PhD has been working as a psychologist in Indian country for over 30 years. He integrates western clinical theory with Indigenous theory as a method of exploring the psyche. Teachings from his Indigenous teachers informs all of his writings and clinical work. His books include Native American Postcolonial Psychology; Buddha in Redface; and Healing the Soul Wound: Counseling with American Indians and Other Native Peoples.

Tore Nielsen, Professor – DIY Dream Research: The Case of Sleep Onset Dreaming
Professor of Psychiatry, U Montréal; Director, Dream & Nightmare Laboratory (Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine). Tore’s research concerns sleep onset microdreaming, dreaming’s role in learning/memory, and nightmare pathophysiology. His research methods include introspection, polysomnography, targeted memory reactivation, cognitive and personality testing, REM sleep deprivation, EEG/ECG spectral analysis, VR exposure, and internet-based dream collection.

Keith Salmon(Closing Film Event)To Walk in Beauty
Keith Salmon 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 (Research Invited) – Bad Dreams and Nightmares: Causes, Correlates, and Interventions
Dr. Michael Nadorff is an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University. His research focuses on the association between sleep difficulties, particularly nightmares, and suicide. He has published more than 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts and received more than $4.5 million in external grant funding from NIMH, SAMHSA, and the CDC.