Dreaming the research process: a psychotherapeutic contribution to the culture of healthcare research

Jane Macaskie, John Lees
  • British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, November 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2011.621523

A Jungian approach to counselling research

What is it about?

This article describes the transformative impact of dreaming on the researcher and explores the use of a reflective research method originating in therapy practice

Why is it important?

This work demonstrates the importance of attending reflexively to the researcher's experience, just as therapists attend to their experience in practice. Ways of understanding dream experiences are suggested and linked to concurrent stages of the research process. The paper introduces therapy-based practices which can add particular insights in research, and offers a critical counterbalance to dominant models of research methods in counselling/psychotherapy.

The following have contributed to this page: John Lees and Dr Jane Frances Macaskie