The Dream Studies Certificate Program

Earn your Certificate in Dream Studies 100% online at Sofia University.

Program Overview

Sofia University’s certificate in Dream Studies is offered in our School of Transpersonal Psychology. It is one of the few Dream Studies certificate programs in an accredited university in the United States.

The program has an interdisciplinary orientation, exploring dreams from transpersonal, integral, psychological, scientific, mythological, spiritual, religious, and crosscultural perspectives. Courses cover subjects that include sleep, dreams, and states of consciousness; ordinary, extraordinary, and anomalous dreams; dreams as they relate to health and creativity; a practicum in dream-sharing with individuals and groups; personal mythology and dreamwork; and a final Certificate integration group presentation.

Next Start

The next start date for the program is scheduled to begin for the Fall Quarter, October 3, 2022.

Program Length

1 Year

Cost

$4,500 All program materials included in cost

Format

The program is 100% Online

Total Hours

82 Hours

Direct Synchronous

30 Hours

Program Highlights

Providing you the tools and curriculum to propel the work you do forward.

Introduce students to theories, principles, practices, and applications of cross-cultural ways of dreaming.

Provide students with opportunities to work with personal and collective dreams both individually and in dream circles.

Introduce students to a variety of dream experiences including archetypal, precognitive, cross-cultural, transpersonal, and collective.

Provide opportunities for students to gain insights about their dreams through multiple ways of knowing such as journaling, creative explorations, and other forms of dream work.

Introduce students to Personal Mythology, Archetypes, Myths, and Symbols, which speak in the language of dreams.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is The International Association for the Study of Dreams?

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams, and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.

What is the application process for students already enrolled in a degree program at Sofia?

  • Students will not need to submit a statement of purpose or interview with Sofia faculty, they can just enroll in the required courses and enroll for the certificate. 

Can units transfer to a degree program at Sofia?

Yes, units in our Dream Studies certificate program can be transferred to either the MA in Counseling Psychology (MACP), MA in Transpersonal Psychology program (MATP), Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology program (PhD), or Chinese-Language MA in Transpersonal Psychology Online (MATPO) program. Please note that the units can only transfer to one degree program.

Can units transfer to a degree program at Sofia?

Yes, units in our Dream Studies certificate program can be transferred to either the MA in Counseling Psychology (MACP), MA in Transpersonal Psychology program (MATP), Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology program (PhD), or Chinese-Language MA in Transpersonal Psychology Online (MATPO) program. Please note that the units can only transfer to one degree program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the certificate in Dream Studies, students will be able to:
1

Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and practices of transpersonal dreamwork using a variety of dreaming modalities.

2

Ethically, respectfully, and effectively use projective dream work with individuals and within groups.

3

Explore cross-cultural dreaming ways and articulate how cultures have shaped their understanding of dreams and dreaming.

4

Gain, record, and share insights into personal dreaming through journaling and creative exploration.

5

Participate in dream circles.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Angel Morgan

Angel Kwan-Yin Morgan founded Dreambridge (thedreambridge.com) in 2008. She specializes in dreams, creativity, and the connection between the two (Dream-Arts). She has worked with adults, children, teens, and parents as a Dream-Arts educator since 1995. An interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, she received her Ph.D. in Psychology after completing the Dream Studies and Creativity Studies programs at Saybrook University. Before that, she received an M.A. in Human Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a B.A. in Theater, Film, and Television from UCLA, and is a graduate of the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Angel has worked professionally as an actor, director, dancer, singer-songwriter, and visual artist in Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chapel Hill, NC. While raising her two children, she earned her teaching certification from the Rudolf Steiner College and a Quality Classroom certificate from the Institute of HeartMath. For five years she was a Waldorf class teacher in Los Altos, CA, where she taught all subjects (Grades 4 – 8) through storytelling, music, art, and drama, educated parents, and was the faculty co-artistic director.

A recipient of the William Fadiman writing award, she is widely published and has written many dream psychology articles ranging from Cambridge Journals to The Huffington Post. In 2017, she won the Best Screenplay Award from The Buddha International Film Festival in India for a story filled with dreams, spiritual development, consciousness exploration, and humor. Dr. Morgan is a Board Director and Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a member of The American Psychological Association. She is a Professor in the Transpersonal Studies program at Sofia University.

An experienced lucid dreamer, she started learning about her own dreams when she was four years old from her father, a psychologist who gave her tools from Kilton Stewart’s Senoi Dream Theory. Her other dream mentors as a teen and young adult were Eduardo Duran, Ph.D, and Clara Stewart Flagg, the widow of Kilton Stewart.

Licensures & Certifications
  • Generating Transformational Change in Human Systems, 2 Year Certificate – Pacific Institute in partnership with Leadership Institute of Seattle
  • Accredited Associate Coach, ACC – International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Mentor Coach, CMC – CCE International Coach Federation
  • Licensed Trainer, Coaching Out of the Box® 5/5/5/ Model
  • The Art of Development Certificate; a variety of coaching approaches within the context of adult stages of development – 6 months
  • Stages, InDepth Theory and Methodology for Human Development
  • Certified Transformative Life Coach – Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Degree Leadership Assessments; Multi Health Systems, Inc.

Are You Ready to Begin Our Certificate in Dream Studies Program?

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