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FAQ and Guide for group members and students
ASD E-Study groups are online discussion groups hosted by the
Association for the Study of Dreams.
There are a wide variety of groups, each focusing on a different area of dreams and dreaming, including the use of dreams in clinical settings, lucid dreaming, dreams in film, dream research, paranormal dreaming and many other topic areas.
Who can join? E-Study groups are a membership benefit of the Association for the Study of Dream. A one month free membership can be offered to those considering joining IASD. Otherwise E-Study participation is limited to members only. Out of fairness to dues paying membership, E-Study Hosts, Scribes and Associates are encouraged to politely enforce this rule.
The immediate purposes of the Dream E-Study e_mail groups are to
1) Promote community and active communication among IASD members with
In addition, each E-Study group will be encouraged to
A) Develop symposia or focused discussions for IASD annual conferences;
The full list of IASD E-Study groups can be found on the IASD website:
There are several ways to subscribe to an IASD E-Study group.
A. Preferred Subscription Method:
B. Optional Subscription Method.
: : There are 3 subscription options : :
1) Individual e-mails
2) Daily Digest
3) No Mail / Web Only
A. Preferred Method:
For example, to unsubscribe from IASD-research,
send an e-mail to
Alternatively you may wish to remain a
member but reduce or eliminate group e-mail by changing your subscription
option to No Mail/Web only or Daily Digest. Stop by the website and change
B. Optional Unsubscribing Method.
DO NOT send your request to unsubscribe into the list. There is no need to tell everyone on the list and generate extra e-mail, unless you want to send a personal goodbye to everyone.
The first feature is an extensive FAQ file for all aspects of egroup.com. You can view the full list of FAQ file by signing-in, selecting the HOME tab and then selecting the HELP tab. Also, each subsection of YahooGroups will allow you to select the HELP tab and will provide you with an FAQ relevant to that section.
http://groups.yahoo.com/ offers a wide variety of support features for each IASD
E-Study group, including places to keep files online to share with others,
calendars that everyone can access, voting and polling systems, chat
rooms, a place to suggest and store links, database tables for more
complex presentations and many other features. However, in return for
these free services, they often place a three line ad at the bottom of the
email sent through the group. Note that IASD does
not necessarily endorse these commercials.
Personal Dream Sharing is allowed on a limited basis. Be sure to read the Dream Sharing Guidelines before sharing a dream or commenting on a dream.
Further, each group may have it own particular guidelines, which will
be provided upon subscription, or by request from the host.
E-Study Groups must apply to the IASD Electronic Communications Committee for permission to launch and maintain an E-Study Group.
The application should contain the following elements
Send to Alan Siegel, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org
TO APPLY TO BE A GROUP MODERATOR/COORDINATORS (CALLED HOST), SCRIBE, OR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE) FOR A NEW GROUP: Please contact Alan Siegel email@example.com if you are interested.
10. Ethical Guidelines while participating on IASD E-Study Groups.
Participants are expected to show respect and tolerance for all other participants and members of IASD E-Study groups, as well as following the general principles set forth by the IASD Statement of Ethical Concerns.
Sharing Dreams : see the Dream Sharing Guideline.
|FAQ for Moderators and Hosts and Scribes and Research Associates|
1. What is an IASD E-Study Host (Moderator), how do I become one, and what responsibilities do I have?
ASD E-Study Hosts are responsible for directing the topics of
discussion on the group, as well as attempting to fulfill the immediate
and general purposes of the IASD E-Study groups as outlined under "How
do I start an IASD E-Study group?"
2. What's the difference between a host, a moderator, a scribe and a research associate?
Please see the TERMS given at the beginning of this IASD E-Study Group
Manual and FAQs Document.
3. How do I subscribe and unsubscribe members
from my IASD E-Study group I am hosting?
If you are having trouble with this, contact the research associate for your list.
4. How can I invite people to join my group?
If there is reasonable suspicion of any situation where the well-being
of an E-group participant appears to be compromised by their
participation, please refer this situation for consultation to the E-Study
Coordinator Alan Siegel, Ph.D. (at firstname.lastname@example.org) who will seek
consultation from the IASD E-Committee and IASD Board.
7. Who can join E-Study groups?
8. What kind of dream sharing is or isn't permitted?
Limited dream sharing is allowed on the E-Study groups at the present time. Please read the Dream Sharing Guideline before sending in dream texts to the list.
9. Ethical Guidelines and abuse
Participants are expected to follow the IASD guidelines as set forth by the Statement of Ethical Concerns
If there is reasonable suspicion of any situation where the well-being of an E-group participant appears to be compromised by their participation, please refer this situation for consultation to the E-Study Coordinator Alan Siegel, Ph.D. email@example.com who will seek consultation from the IASD E-Committee and IASD Board.
11. How do I start a new E-Study Topic Group?
E-Study Groups must apply to the IASD Committee for permission to launch
and maintain an E-Study Group.
TO APPLY TO BE A GROUP MODERATOR/COORDINATORS, OR SCRIBE
FOR A NEW GROUP.
Glossary of Terms
|+ member: Anyone participating on an IASD E-Study
+ host : The person who is guiding the content & themes of a group
watching the activities of its members.
+ scribe: The scribe assists the host in keeping track of the discussions and generating periodical reports and summaries. They may also have moderator status and be research associates as well.
+ research associate: Have moderator status and help the hosts, scribe and members with the technical aspects of the list, including subscribing and unsubscribing, inviting members and guests, uploading files, making links, updating welcome files and other activities related to the mechanics of the list.
+ lists manager: Responsible for setting up and maintaining a
discussion list system. Assists research associates in the technical
aspects of maintaining the elists. For our lists, this role is carried out
by the Chair of the Electronic Communications Committee, Richard
Wilkerson, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ coordinator: Responsible for overseeing the whole E-Study program, providing guidelines and acting as liaison to the IASD board of directors. Alan Siegel, Ph.D. e-mail, email@example.com
+ moderator status: Has the ability to subscribe and unsubscribe members from or to a group.
+ moderator: a general term we are avoiding using here. When used, note that it may have one of two meanings. The first is a person with egroup.com moderator status who can subscribe/unsubscribe members. The second is that the term is often used to mean the host who moderating the discussion topics.
+ subscriber: Has joined an IASD E-Study group by subscribing to the e-mail listserver.
+ registered subscriber: Has registered at egroups.com as well as subscribed.
Confused by some of the Internet jargon? Use this dictionary of online terms.
IASD E-Groups Dream Sharing Policy
IASD E-Study Groups Dream Sharing Guideline
All subscribers on IASD E-Study groups are expected to abide by the IASD E-Study Groups Dream Sharing Guideline while participating in these IASD venues. In general, sharing dreams is allowed, but dreamwork is not. In particular, we are requesting that interpretations which impose personal meanings or values on a dream be withheld, as well as explorations of personal meanings of shared dreams.
Subscribers who share dreams are requested to not ask for personal interpretations, such as in "What does this dream mean?" or "What do you think this means?" as well as "Do you feel this dream means I should...?"
Subscribers may share their own opinions about the meaning of their own
dreams they have given the dream in the past, but not solicit opinions and
judgments from others. In other words, avoid asking "Do you think
this interpretation is correct?" or "What do you think about my
Dreams and their interpretations may also be shared and the meaning discussed if they are examples of research, public literature, or the moderator asks for clinical or case study examples. Please observe all rules of confidentiality, which include not using the clients name or any material that might link the material to the person. Contact the host about specific rules before sharing case material.
For dreamwork taking place outside this venue, please refer to the
Dreamwork Ethics Statement.
Statement of Ethical Concerns
In articulating a statement of ethical concerns regarding the study of dreams, the members of the Association for the Study of Dreams acknowledge not only the value and importance of the personal and professional study and use of dreams but also the responsibility inherent in such study and use. The Association also recognizes that, since the study and application of dreams is undertaken in such diverse contexts, it is neither possible nor appropriate to set forth specific standards for the proper enactment of this responsibility. Nevertheless, the Association does wish to establish and make clear its expectations regarding its own membership.
To begin it should be understood that while membership in The International Association for the Study of Dreams clearly indicates an interest in this study, this membership should not be taken to imply competence in any given field of the study or application of dreams. Nor should membership in the Association, which is open to anyone, be taken to imply any endorsement whatsoever of the activities of those persons maintaining such membership.
Nevertheless, it is expected that all members of the Association for the Study of Dreams will do their utmost to respect the rights and dignity of other persons in whatever formal or informal involvement they may have with dreams. It is expected that members will make every effort to insure the welfare both of those persons who may seek their services as well as of those persons whose assistance or participation members themselves may seek in their own dream related activities. Furthermore, IASD members who are researchers and practitioners are expected to be familiar with and conduct all of their professional activities in accordance with the established standards of their respective professions.
In addition to these general ethical requirements of its members, the Association hereby makes clear its intention to establish and uphold three basic principles with regard to its own functions and to the conduct of those who are involved in carrying out these functions. Such functions include but are not limited to the Annual International Dream Conference, local programming, IASD sponsored professional presentations and media coverage associated with any of the above activities.
Principle 1: The Upholding of Honesty, Accuracy and Openness
All invited speakers and presenters for IASD functions or programs as well as all officers, board members and other persons serving IASD in any official or unofficial capacity are expected to make every reasonable effort to insure the presentation of accurate, complete information and the free exchange of ideas and alternate points of view. More concretely, this general principle may be understood to include but not be limited to the presentation of one's own credentials, competencies, training and education as well as one's own activities whether these be scientific, academic, social or clinical in nature. This principle may also be taken to include but not be limited to the presentation of accurate, unbiased information and resources regarding dreams and dreaming whenever a member offers or participates in any IASD functions.
Principle 2: The Avoidance of Conflict of Interest
All invited speakers, presenters and workshop leaders for IASD functions as well as all officers, board members and other persons serving IASD in any official or unofficial capacity are expected to make every reasonable effort to avoid situations which may present a conflict of interest or which may compromise their ability to make objective and responsible decisions. These persons shall not unduly exploit their responsibilities with and for The International Association for the Study of Dreams nor their involvement in any IASD related program or function to further their own personal, political or business interests. Such undue exploitation of their association and responsibilities with IASD may be understood to include but not be limited to the active solicitation of clients for private practice; the use of position, trust or dependency to engage in sexual harassment or activity; and the concerted pursuit or acceptance of immoderate material or financial gain.
Principle 3: The Insurance of Informed Consent, Privacy and Confidentiality
All invited speakers, presenters and workshop leaders are expected, in all IASD activities, to obtain free and informed consent for any participation required by or offered to others. It is understood that such consent involves an adequate disclosure of purposes, requirements, benefits and risks of the activity in question and that such consent not be obtained under conditions which may be perceived as threatening or coercive. Furthermore, it is expected that all invited speakers, presenters and workshop leaders will, in all IASD activities, respect the privacy of others and take every reasonable step to insure that personal information gained while engaging in these activities be kept confidential.
Also see the Dreamwork Ethics Statement
WE NEED ADDITIONAL MODERATOR/COORDINATORS AND SCRIBES FOR EACH GROUP.
We would very much like to include additional groups in
1) Dreams and Religious Studies and Spirituality
ALAN SIEGEL, PH.D.
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