Helpful components involved in the cognitive-experiential model of dream work

Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien, Shuh Chi Chen, Chia Huei Lin

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The purpose of the study was to examine the helpful components involved in the Hill's cognitive-experiential dream work model. Participants were 27 volunteer clients from colleges and universities in northern and central parts of Taiwan. Each of the clients received 1-2 sessions of dream interpretations. The cognitive-experiential dream work model was applied to these clients by three therapists. The processes of the dream work were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. The transcribed data, which included a total of 38 sessions for the 27 clients, were analyzed by the Consensus Qualitative Research (CQR) approach to examine the helpful components of the dream work. The results indicated that the general and typical helpful components involved in the process of dream interpretation included four domains: waking-life association, parts of self exploration, gaining insight, and action ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-559
Number of pages13
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1



  • Consensus Qualitative Research
  • Dream interpretation/dream work
  • Helpful events

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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