Dreaming Donald Meltzer

Donald Meltzer was one of the most creative contributors to the object relations tradition, and there is much to be gained from reading and rereading his books.  This class will focus on selections from two of his works: Dream-life, and The Claustrum.  In Dream-life Meltzer entirely revises Freud’s understanding of dreams, describing dreams as emerging out of the most creative and advanced parts of the mind.  In The Claustrum, he describes how this creative capacity of mental life can be severely undermined and damaged in retreats from mental pain.  In this class we will explore Meltzer’s ideas especially as they relate to our clinical work, and in particular how they are expressed in actual dreams, helping us to develop our capacities in our work with dreaming.

Class is limited to 8 participants

Dates and Times

5 Tuesdays
January 10, 24, February 14, 28, March 14, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


7056 18th Ave NE, Seattle


$100 for the course

To enroll contact Terry Hanson at 206-517-4198


Terry Hanson, Ph.D. has been involved in both COR and the Northwest Alliance for many years and has served as the Alliance President.  He has his practice in Seattle.

Refund Policy

Missed classes, seminars, events are not eligible for partial refunds. Cancellations
made more than 30 days prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, less a $50
cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are nonrefundable and non-transferable unless COR is able to fill your spot with another registrant. Cancellations made on or after the start of the first session are 100% non-refundable and nontransferable. In the event of an emergency, each situation will be considered.