Mena currently conducts ongoing research in psi dream experience and has participated in a psi dream research project at the American Society for Psychical Research. She was awarded the first doctoral degree in the psychology of dreams and dreaming. She and Drs. Montague Ullman, Stanley Krippner, and Clark Moustakas co-developed the first such doctoral program in Dream Psychology at the Union Institute and University.
Mena is the founder of the Dream Center where she does dream work with individuals and groups and conducts dream education, consultation, and research. She is a board member of the Association for the Study of Dreams and has served as Chair of ASDs Committee on Graduate Education in Dream Studies. She co-developed with Stanley Krippner the first masters degree program in The Psychology of Dreams and Dreaming two years ago at Greenwich University. She earned her MSW in psychiatric casework at the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches in the Universitys Competency-Based Program. She is the author of numerous publications, has presented at many professional meetings, has been a college instructor and lecturer, and has appeared on several radio and television programs.
Menas past education and training include studies in East-West Psychology at Manjushri Buddhist University in England and Yiga Choizem Center for Buddhism and Psychology in Zollikon, Switzerland. She studied sand play and did dream studies with Frau Dora Kalff (a protégé of Jung) in Zollikon, Switzerland. She trained with Montague Ullman in his Experiential Dream Group Process, which included an eight-month experiential dream group internship at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in New York City, and she is also a graduate of the Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies. Menas current practice includes dream work with transpersonal and psi-related dream experiences.