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"Incorporating Effective Dream Work Into Counseling Practice"

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1. The Five Star approach to dream analysis parallels many of the contemporary approaches to counseling and psychotherapy by emphasizing each of the following, except
a. personal choice and responsibility.
b. intrapsychic content.
c. the constructed nature of personal reality.
d. interactive process.
2. By focusing on the dream imagery as the principal carrier of meaning, traditional dream analysis can overlook
a. the influence of the dreamer's responses.
b. the dream-dreamer interactive process.
c. nonvisual elements such as feelings.
d. all the above.
3. According to the Five Star Method, before having the client share the dream, it is important for the counselor to ask the client
a. to read the exact dream from the written dream record.
b. to give some background about the various dream characters.
c. to share the dream in the first person, present tense.
d. to say what he or she thinks the dream means.
4. According to the steps of the Five Star Method, the counselor deviates from a strict observer role by
a. interrupting the dreamer to get clarification as the dream is shared.
b. interpreting the meaning of symbols whenever asked.
c. listening to the dream as if it were one's own, and sharing whatever feelings that arise while listening to the dream.
d. asking open-ended questions.
5. The theme or process narrative reveals:
a. what is happening without regard to specific content.
b. the hidden meaning of the symbols.
c. a pattern that may also be playing out in the dreamer's waking life.
d. a and c
e. all the above
6. Focusing on the dreamer's responses is based on the assumption that
a. the dreamer is always free to do otherwise.
b. the dreamer's responses influence the dream's outcome.
c. a consideration of alternative responses may help to change habitual ways of responding to life.
d. all the above
7. According to the Five Star Method, the dreamer's responses include all the following except:
a. emotional reactions
b. assumptions and biases
c. actual behaviors
d. imagery changes
8. According to a codetermined approach to dream work, the dream is:
a. initially indeterminate
b. fixed from the outset by the unconscious
c. random and often meaningless
d. a hidden message
9. The analysis of dream imagery, according to the Five Star Method
a. should consider the influence of the dreamer's responses on the imagery, and vice versa
b. is unimportant.
c. can only be done by someone with a knowledge of dream symbols.
d. should be done without any input from the counselor.
10. In the application of the dream work, the Five Star Method focuses principally on
a. adopting new responses to parallel waking situations, as well as to future dreams.
b. gaining insight into the archetypal meaning of the dream images that might prove helpful.
c. clarifying the message from the unconscious.
d. historical failures to change one's life.
11.  The Five Star Method  supports the modern therapeutic process by
a. focusing on the client/dreamer
b. emphasizing what the dreamer did and might do differently in parallel waking scenarios
c. not playing into the tendency to focus on other people and situations
d. all the above.
12.  The direction of desirable change in the dreamer's responses can be determined by:
a. inquiring into what the dreamer habitually does and what might represent a constructive change
b. an objective consideration of healthy behavior
c. asking the dreamer what he or she would like to do differently if the dream should occur again.
d. a. and c.
e. all the above
13. Traditional dream analysis falls within the modernist, rather than post-modernist tradition by
a. owing its origins to the 19-century work of Freud
b. treating dream content as something that can be analyzed apart from the dreamer's influence.
c. having clear methods for analyzing dreams.
d. none of the above.
14. An existential therapist might readily adopt the Five Star Method because of its emphasis on:
a. analyzing other people and situations
c. hidden meanings
d. archetypes and the symbolic language of the unconscious
e. personal choice and responsibility
15. If a dream image turns from threatening to alluring, a dream worker who is using the Five Star Method might:
a. help the dreamer become aware of parallel changes in the dreamer's responses.
b. interpret the images separately
c. assume that the dreamer's reactions accounted for the changes
d. a. and c.
e. all the above.
16. The only problem with the following dream theme, "Someone is trying to find something in a house and does not succeed," is:
a. its lack of specificity
b. its shortness
c. the mention of a specific image
d. the failure to mention whose house it is
17. The Five Star Method treats the dream as
a. a relationship in action.
b. an interactive process.
c. a co-created outcome.
d. all the above.
18. Two traditional methods for analyzing dream imagery congruent with the noninvasive approach of Five Star Method, and which are mentioned in this course are:
a. free association and hypnosis
b. amplification and Gestalt dialoguing
c. critical analysis and symbol substitution
d. none of the above