About Deborah Armstrong Hickey, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT-S
Deborah teaches in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Capella University. In addition to this she practices as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Expressive Arts and Play Therapies. Her dissertation research validated lucid dreams in school age children. Out of that study came a children's book entitled Awake in the Night.
Deborah's areas of interest & expertise include expressive therapies, neuroscience, consciousness studies & the brain, integral psychology, & temenos in healing practices. Deborah is mother to Amber May and Rachel Anne, who are amazing young women on earth and she is an artist working mostly in mixed media collage. Deborah currated a west coast ASD Arts Exhibit in July of 2000.
Deborah joined ASD when she was completing her dissertation research. She feels that ASD is important for its publishing the journal and newsletter, holding international and local conferences, making ourselves available as a beacon for the honoring and remembering of that which is not seen, but is all the same essential, the dream. She has held positions in the ASD Arts Committee and has participated on panel in 1988 and presented workshops in 1997 and 1999.
My favorite book ever is 'The way of the Human Being'. Check it out.
My notes on the IASD
I was first told about IASD when I was completing my dissertation research. I eventually made my way to participating in a panel discussion about lucid dreams after I completed this research and discovered a group who I consider to be as much a family and tribe as my 'blood' relations. I am ever grateful for findng this home that I return to each year.
This organization, as I see it, represents and embodies a thread that began before time and will continue when time no longer is our illusion. I view our membership as being a living breathing connection with what our culture yearns for, and is seeking, that which is informed by the heart of each of us individually and in community.