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Deirdre Barrett

Lecturer, Dept. Of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. is a psychologist at Harvard where she teaches courses on dreams to undergraduates, psychiatry residents & psychology interns, and lectures on hypnosis. She President of The International Association for the Study of Dreams and Past-President of The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. She has written five books including Pandemic Dreams and The Committee of Sleep. She is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, DREAMING. Dr. Barrett has published dozens of academic articles and chapters on dreams, hypnosis, sleep talking, and evolutionary psychology. Dr. Barrett’s research has featured on the cover of the NYT Magazine and regularly in leading newspapers. Her commentary on dreams has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, PBS, NPR, and BBC.

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