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Strephon Kaplan-Williams


Dreamwork psychologist, dreamwork writer, director of dreamwork training programs, co-founder, ASD
Internet Presence

Website: http://StrephonSays.com/

About Strephon Kaplan-Williams

- Born to Oscar Williams, America's leading poetry anthologist in the Fifties and Sixties, and Gene Derwood, poet and painter.
- Several boarding schools, eight undergraduate schools and four graduate schools, leading to a Masters in English Literature, and ten years later a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the university in California, 1966, 1976.
- Ten years training and leadership with the Guild for Psychological Studies, San Francisco with studies in Jungian psychology and the historical Jesus to be a psychotherapist in the Jungian tradition.
- Marriage, Family and Child counselors license in the state of California, 1976 to 1990.
- Founded the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Institute in Berkeley, California, 1977-1988, then moved to Europe and taught professional dreamwork training based on my published books to professionals in four year programs.
- Originating founder of the Association for the Study of Dreams in 1984, the first association whose focus was on the study of dreams and dreamwork from many points of view. Invited and joined with other founders, Patricia Garfield, Jeremey Taylor and Gayle Delaney as the "Four Founders."
- Lived and taught in England, Norway and the Netherlands from 1988 to present time. Writing books on the side, none of which the New York agent could get published.
- Published the first comprehensive dreamwork manual, the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual, 1978, 1980. Published other books, Transforming Childhood, The Elements of Dreamwork, Dreamworking, The Dream Cards, etc., in several languages.
- The Dream Cards, published 1991, Simon and Schuster, becomes a "best seller" with 110,000 copies sold in eight languages.
- Student of Aikido since 1980 and an originator of Spiritual Aikido, the practice of simple movements with emphasis on energy principles fundamental to life, for practice in the everyday outside the training hall of athletic Aikido.

Strephon passed away October 22, 2009m at 19.00 Netherlands time


Ram Dass

"Your training with our students from the advanced level proved to be very inspiring and effective. Your special style, provocation combined with warmth and integrity, made a great impact on us."

Eva Roine, Director and Founder of the Psychodrama Institute of Norway

"Strephon Kaplan Williams is the greatest researcher of the dream world nowadays. He is the most important figure in the dreamwork field, after Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung."

Ion Manzat, PhD; President of the Romanian Association for Transpersonal Psychology

"Along with my very traditional, hard-core academic doctoral program at Chicago, I was also getting to know other people in the dream studies field. I didn't plan it this way, but I ended up having a series of early experiences that almost recapitulated the origins of the ASD. Two of the most influential books I read were Patty Garfield's Creative Dreaming and Strephon Kaplan Williams' The Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual."
ASD Presidential Interview of Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. by Alan Siegel ,Ph.D., July 1997

For more details please visit Strephon's personal web site at www.dreamwork2000.com
My web site, dreamwork2000.com is where you can best reach me for current work and focus. For PODCASTS ON DREAMS AND LIFE: http://StrephonSays.com/

We dream to wake to life!

My notes on the IASD
 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

For three podcasts a week on dreams and related dreams and life subjects please listen at For PODCASTS ON DREAMS AND LIFE: http://StrephonSays.com/

2004 ASD Presentation Dreamwork Presentation for ASD at Copenhagen [Powerpoint]

Interview by R. Wilkerson: DREAMWORK2000 Becoming Yourself in the 21st Century: An Interview with Strephon Kaplan-Williams

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