25 (CE) Credits from IASD for those in the Mental Health and Helping Professions

We have a very exciting and diverse Continuing Education Program with many cutting edge presentations from world-renown experts. At the 2012 conference, IASD is offering up to 25 CE Credits targeted for mental health professionals but also of high relevance to other health and human service and helping professionals, educators, and the general public.

As part of the CE program at the Berkeley conference, you can choose from over 50 CE designated presentations on dream research, clinical use of dreams and nightmares, dreams and life passages and crises, cross-cultural use of dreams, children's dreams, dreams and shamanism, dreams and pastoral counseling, dream groups, lucid dreaming, ethics and dreamwork, and dream theories, including psychodynamic, Jungian, humanistic, transpersonal, spiritual and cognitive approaches. Not all conference events carry CE credits. See the link below to the full conference schedule for a list of CE designated presentations. Also, please check back in May when we will have much more elaborate descriptions of each event, presenter bios and brief program abstracts.

IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for the program and its contents. IASD is also an approved provider of CE credits for the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE) which licenses LCSW, MFT's and School Psychologists in California. IASD CE credits are likely to apply to most mental health licensing boards and physicians and nurses and health care professionals especially because we are an APA CE Sponsor. However, you must either check with your licensing board or check the wording of the CE requirement of your license board to be sure they will accept the credits.

Alan Siegel PhD is the CE Administrator for IASD and can answer questions about the CE program: dreamsdr@aol.com

General conference questions should be addressed to Richard Wilkerson at office@asdreams.org
Please click here for a link to the conference program which also shows which events are designated as eligible for CE credits. http://asdreams.org/2012/schedule.html


For those unable to attend the 2012 conference, IASD offers many regional conference and a Home Study CE program which offers courses for CE credit based on reading books by authors such as Ernest Hartmann MD, Clara Hill Ph.D., Kelly Bulkeley PhD and Deirdre Barrett, PhD.: http://asdreams.org/ce/


  1. Instruction and Directions for Obtaining CE Credits at the IASD Conference >>>
    For online schedule chart, click here
    For presentations sorted by theme, click here.

  2. 2012 CE Credit Log >>>
    These instructions will be available at the 2012 program in the program booklet and CE packet for those who register and pay for CE (Available online after June 15)
    For printable version, click here

  3. IASD CE Needs Assessment Survey:>>>
    For printable version, click here
    For the online version, click here

  4. Selection Criteria for Proposals for IASD Conference 2011/2012 >>>
    For printable version, click here

  5. IASD CE Grievance Policy >>>
    For printable version, click here

  6. CE Single Event Evaluation form >>>
    For printable version, click here
    For the online version, click here


Which Sessions Qualify for CE at the conference? Only sessions marked in the program booklet with the letters “CE” qualify for IASD CE credits. All conference participants may attend any event marked “CE” but only those who pay in advance and follow all procedures outlined below will receive CE credits. The full conference program with CE events marked can be viewed online at:

SCHEDULE CHART: http://asdreams.org/2012/schedule.html

PRESENTATIONS SORTED BY THEME: http://asdreams.org/2012/content.html

Brief Instructions to Obtain CE Credits at the 2012 IASD Conference:

1) Register for CE and pay the 30 USD CE fee (in advance when you register online or at the Registration and Information table).

2) Obtain a CE Credit Log when you register and carry it with you to all CE presentations.

3) Sign in and get the CE Credit Log initialed by a monitor as you leave EACH event.

4) Fill out a CE Evaluation Form for each event you attend (provided for you in the CE packet).

5) Prior to leaving the conference, you must complete all required evaluation forms and turn in your CE packet at registration in order to receive credit and a certificate. Do not drop off the packet.

6) It is essential that an IASD monitor tallies your credits and issues you a certificate. Certifications can only be issued in person at the conference and will not be mailed to you.

7) You will expedite the check-out process if you make sure all CE forms are completed prior to check-out. This includes: A) CE Credit Log, B) a CE Evaluation form for every single event you attended, C) Answers to evaluation questions for each CE event you attended, and D) a Full Conference Evaluation form.

8) Please don’t leave without a conference monitor issuing you a CE certificate. IASD charges a $30 USD fee to provide additional copies of the certificate.

Thanks for participating in our CE program! Questions or comments about the CE program can be directed to Alan Siegel, PhD, dreamsdr@aol.com  who is the IASD Education Committee Chairperson and CE Administrator.

2012 CE CREDIT LOG: This document is provided to conference attendees at registration and lists all CE designated events in the 2012 conference program and all the learning objectives and evaluation forms and procedures for obtaining CE at the 2012 conference. The key instructions are listed above at the beginning of this page. This document will be provided to you at the conference when you register and pay for CE. For your convenience, you can view the documents here before (on or before June 15, 2012), during or after the conference.

CE NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY 2012-2013 Please complete this form to help us gather information about your training needs to plan future conference. It is also in the CE packet you will receive when you attend the conference with additional copies at the conference Information Desk.

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Click here for: Online Needs Assessment Survey


In order to qualify as part of the IASD Continuing Education (CE) Program, a proposal for the IASD International Conference or regional meeting and must pass through 2 separate reviews.

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A) First the proposal must be accepted as part of the annual international conference program or regional meeting or conference based on the general criteria outlined in the Conference Call for Submissions.

B) Second, proposals will be screened to determine if they qualify for inclusion in the IASD Conference CE program. Proposals that are not selected for CE status will not lose their acceptance to the conference if already accepted. If a proposal is not selected for the CE track, it does not imply a criticism of the proposal and is not intended to be a comment on the relevance or eligibility of the proposal for the annual conference or for the regional meeting. The following criteria will be utilized to select proposals for the CE Program.


1) POST-GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF CONTENT: Proposals selected for the CE track of the conference program or for a regional meeting must be at a postgraduate school level of content and instruction and must have direct relevance to the continuing professional education of psychologists, mental health or health care professionals. The proposal must address clinical, theoretical, or academic topics such as: clinical use of dreams in psychotherapy, the biology of dreaming, research on the meaning of dreams, cross-cultural issues in working with dreams, content analysis of dreams, comparative theories of dream function or interpretation, comparative analyses of theories of dreams, etc.

2) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTORS/PRESENTERS: Instructors must be licensed psychologists or licensed mental health professionals with a minimum of three years of postgraduate professional experience and/or must have distinguished academic or professional credentials in the field of Dream Studies such as having three or more relevant publications in recognized journals or books, or have published a book in Dream Studies which has contributed in important ways to the field, or must demonstrate professional expertise in Dream Studies or a closely related field by their teaching, publications, or significant professional activities. Prior experience teaching at the graduate school or postgraduate continuing education level is required and instructors must have a minimum of three years of experience teaching in an accredited university or recognized professional training institute or through a regionally or nationally accredited continuing education provider. Instructors must be in good standing with their profession and must provide references that can vouch for the presenter’s professional or teaching experience. Instructors must have positive evaluations from prior IASD conference if they have taught for IASD in the past.

3) APPROVAL BY THREE REVIEWERS BASED ON THE ABOVE CRITERIA: Proposals must be favorably reviewed by three reviewers who serve on the IASD CE committee or are designated to review proposals by the CE chair or CE administrator or IASD;

4) PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOPS OR PROPOSALS BASED PRIMARILY ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WILL NOT BE INCLUDED AS CE ELIGIBLE: If the workshop or presentation focuses primarily on personal growth or is based on personal experience of the presenter, the proposal will not be eligible for CE designation;

5) PROPOSAL TITLE, DESCRIPTION AND ABSTRACT MUST BE CLEAR, WELL-ORGANIZED, CONSISTENT, AND AT A POSTGRADUATE LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION: The title should accurately reflect the content of the proposal and be consistent with the description and abstract.

6) PROPOSAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND EVALUATION QUESTIONS MUST BE CLEARLY WORDED AND CONSISTENT WITH THE TITLE, DESCRIPTION AND ABSTRACT: Learning objectives should focus on crucial aspects of the content to be taught to alert attendees what to expect and to serve as a marker for participants to evaluate the presentation at its conclusion.

7) LEARNING OBJECTIVES MUST BE ACTIVELY WORDED AND CLEARLY DEFINE THE INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS OF THE PRESENTATION: For example: A) This presentation will provide a survey of current research findings on posttraumatic nightmares, or B) This presentation will: Identify and explain possible meanings for 10 common dream themes that are common in expectant parents; or This presentation will provide ethical guidelines for working with trauma survivors dreams.

8) EVALUATION QUESTIONS MUST MATCH THE CONTENT OF THE PRESENTATION AND SHOULD BE GEARED TO ANSWER SOME SPECIFIC ASPECT OF THE LEARNING OBJECTIVE. The evaluation questions should be short answer or true and false format. For example: In Ullman’s dream group model, what phrase is used to preface comments that group members make about another group members dream? In general, evaluation questions should not be yes/no questions like: Did you learn something from this presentation? They also should not call for a lengthy narrative answer such as: Compare and critique Freud and Jung’s theories of dreams.

9) PRESENTER’S VITA MUST SHOW EXPERTISE ON THE TOPIC BEING PROPOSED: Proposed topics must match experience, background and publications noted on the instructor’s vita.

10) Instructors must agree to abide by both the APA Ethics Code and the ethics statement of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

IASD CE CREDITS: IASD is the provider of CE Credits. IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. IASD is also a CE Provider for the (BBSE) California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (PCE 2043)

ABOUT CE CERTIFICATES: Certificates are issued for successful completion of CE hours. The certificate provides a permanent record of training that may be applicable for insurance panels, hospital staff status, or independent study credit at educational institutions. Keep in mind that each state and each profession’s licensing board may have different requirements. CE credit is not synonymous with any kind of academic credit. However, CE credit may become part of independent study credit if the academic institution agrees to accept the credit. In most cases, academic credit, if applicable should be arranged in advance with the academic institution as a possible independent study. In general, CE hours can provide a permanent record of training received for varied purposes such as documentation for licensing. IASD cannot guarantee that any particular regional license board will accept the CE units obtained at this conference. IASD maintains records of CE units earned. A certificate is issued at the end of the conference when all evaluation forms have been completed and CE monitors have checked the CE attendance log. IASD will issue the certificate at the conference in person to the attendee and will not mail a certificate unless requested and can only grant the receipt of a certificate if all procedures listed above have been followed. There is an additional $30.00 handling fee imposed by IASD if a replacement certificate is requested. Suggestions or comments about these programs or the IASD CE credit program may be directed to: office@asdreams.org 

Alan Siegel, Ph.D. IASD Education Chairperson: dreamsdr@aol.com 


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IASD is fully committed to conducting all activities in conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. IASD will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee, the IASD Ethics Chairperson and the Conference Chairperson.

While IASD goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the convention staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the convention staff or an officer of IASD. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances. When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance or expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.

1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Chair will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

2. If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, it’s content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the convention chair will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the convention chair will: a. attempt to move the participant to another workshop or b. provide a credit for a subsequent year's workshop or c.provide a partial or refund of the workshop fee for the portion related to the complaint Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.

3. If the grievance concerns IASD CE program, in a specific regard, the CE Chair will attempt to

2012 CE SINGLE EVENT EVALUATION FORM: This form will be provided to you at the conference and is required for you to rate each presentation you attend at the conference. Please use one form to rate one presenter, even if there are multiple presenters at the event. An example of the form will be available after June 15th and will be provided to attendees at the conference in their CE packet.

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General Feedback, Suggestions and Complaints about the conference:

We appreciate hearing your feedback, suggestions, constructive criticisms or complaints. Please place your feedback in writing so we can respond thoughtfully and use your comments for future planning. The best way to provide feedback is to complete the Full Conference Evaluation form with paper copies available in your registration packet at the conference. In addition, the Full Conference Evaluation form can completed online after the conference at: http://asdreams.org/2012/ce.htm 

You can also email additional feedback to office@asdreams.org 

Thanks for participating in our CE program!

  CE Evaluation Form:
Use One Form for Each Presenter

For the online version, click here
IASD Continuing Education (CE)
Needs Assessment Survey 2011-2012

For the online version, click here

  IASD CE Grievance Policy
Selection Criteria for Proposals for IASD Conference 2011/2012
  2012 CE Credit Log:
These instructions will be available at the 2012 program in the program booklet and CE packet for those who register and pay for CE
(Available online after June 15)

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