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Welcome to the DreamStar Institute course management area. Here you can obtain training and certification in the Five-Star Method––a systematic dream work method based on co-creative dream theory. (If you are a counselor/psychotherapist, you may also want to take some of the CE courses I have developed for my Advanced Psychotherapy Training track, which can be found below.)
While the FiveStar Method is easy to learn, it represents an advanced approach, and ideally requires a background in dream theory and analysis.
I would recommend reading Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares or the upcoming book, Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture--both of which include chapters that I've contributed on the FiveStar Method--prior to pursuing certification through DreamStar.
These books will also provide a broad historical context into which my approach will make more sense to you.
If the following is confusing, please don't hesitate to contact me for a videoconferenced meeting to discuss your interests in DreamStar courses. We can meet via Zoom at a mutually convenient time.
If you not sure if you wish to pursue certification, I would recommend enrolling in:
- Certification Course without certification option, consisting of the same course as the Full Certification Course (see below), but without the provision for obtaining feedback from me on the Course Forum, or receiving certification without upgrading to the full Certification Course. You may choose to upgrade to the full Certification Course at any time, and pursue DreamStar Certification. Cost $69 and 24 CEs. You can access this course through the single link provided below, or in the "To Courses" link at the top of the page.
Once you are sure that you are interested in becoming certified by DreamStar Institute, you can upgrade your participation to the Full DreamStar Certification Course:
- Full DreamStar Certification Course, consisting of 7 modules of self-paced online study. Each module has its own certificate of completion and CEs (authorized by the Texas Board of Professional Counselors), so you will earn CEs as you go through the course. I provide feedback for your responses to the interactive questions posted on the Course Forum. Cost: $199 and 24 CEs. If you have already enrolled in the Certification Course without certification option, you can upgrade from within the Course itself. There is a Paypal link on the Course home page that will allow you to upgrade for $130 whenever you'd like.
- Mentored Practicum (Prerequisite: Full DreamStar Certification Course). During the practicum, you will schedule three Skype sessions with me, submit samples of actual dream work that I will review with you during our Skype sessions, and participate in personal dream work as a way to develop a hands-on competency with this methodology. The practicum will involve written and verbal feedback from me. Cost: $299 and 9 CEs (Note: Participation in eight sessions of an online dream group will count as partial substitute for your mentored practicum.)
Upon completion of the Certification Course and Mentored Practicum, you will receive a certificate confirming your DreamStar Certification.
- If you are ready to enroll in a course, you need to open an account first.
- Click on the Login link in the upper right corner of this page, and you will be asked if you already have an account.
- If not, fill out the account information.
- Then an email will be sent to you to verify your account.
- Then you can return here, click on the course link below or in the "To Courses" link at the top of the page, and then you will be taken to Paypal for payment after clicking on "Certification Course." You will be given the option of the Full Certification Course ($199), or the Certification Course without certification ($69) options.
If you have any questions in the mean time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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