Examining dream content and meaning of dreams with English and Italian versions of the storytelling method of dream interpretation

  • Teresa L DeCicco (Author)
    Trent University
    Dr. DeCicco, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Trent University, Canada.  Her area of research includes health, illness, relationships and dreams.  She also has a clinical practice which includes dream interpretation for cancer patients, pain patients, depression and anxiety.  She is the author of The Giant Compass: Navigating The Life of Your Dreams in both English and Italian.  She is now working on her next dream book.
  • Donatella Donati (Author)
    Private Practitioner, Piombino, Italy
  • Mauro Pini (Author)
    Department of Addictions (UF Ser.T.) ASL 6 Livorno, Italy

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Abstract

This study extended previous research by comparing dream content and discovery passages from the dreams of Canadian and Italian patients who were undergoing psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy.  Thirty Italians and 30 Canadians (17 males and 13 females) completed The Storytelling Method of Dream Interpretation in either Italian or English.  Dream and discovery content was analyzed via the Hall and Van de Castle method and then compared between the two groups, and, between genders.  Results support previous findings and provide new insight into the differences in both dreams and discovery between the two groups.  Results also support the hypothesis that The Storytelling Method is useful and appropriate for use in therapy with both Canadians and Italians in the English and Italian language.

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Published
2012-04-27
Language
en
Keywords
TSM; dream therapy; Italians; Canadians
How to Cite
DeCicco, T. L., Donati, D., & Pini, M. (2012). Examining dream content and meaning of dreams with English and Italian versions of the storytelling method of dream interpretation. International Journal of Dream Research, 5(1), 68-75. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2012.1.9244