Faculty Profile: Jacquie Lewis

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Jacquie Lewis

School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Jacquie holds a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on consciousness and spirituality from Saybrook University. She is on the faculty of the Dream Studies Program at Saybrook. She also teaches graduate courses in psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University Chicago, and California Southern University. Her website is http://jacquielewis.net
Jacquie is a researcher and author on dreams. She is also the editor of the Dream News, a monthly on-line newsletter of The International Association for the Study of Dreams.
Jacquie is a leading dream facilitator in the Chicago area, offering dream lectures and workshops focusing on personal insight, transformation, and spiritual growth. Her website on dreams is: http://lotusdream.org Her work with dreams spans 35 years when she began keeping a dream journal. She is also a founding member of a Chicago area dream group, which has been in existence for eleven years.
She is a, runner, yoga practitioner, and meditator, attending Buddhist retreats at least twice a year. She also enjoys documentaries and reading fiction and non-fiction. Jacquie is also the president of SPEAK (Supporting and Promoting Ethics for the Animal Kingdom), an all-volunteer national humane education speakers bureau and founder of Good Karma magazine, a Chicago area publication with a distribution of 25,000.

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2006.
  • Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Concentration: Clinical, Consciousness and Spirituality,
  • Dissertation title: The Significant Life Experiences in Waking and Dreaming Among Animal Rights Activists
  • Master of Arts, Communication Science, 1977
  • Governors State University, University Park, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Creative Writing, 1975
  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL 

Current Projects and Professional Activities

 Jacquie is also the E-News Editor and on the board of directors of The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). She is the conference coordinator for the 2009 IASD annual conference, scheduled to take place in Chicago.

Important Conference Presentations

Research Interests


Research Expertise

Jacquie is well-versed in the Hal - Van de Castle method of dream content analysis. She also has surveyed dream researchers on their experiences with the IRB process. Her quantitative research, investigating the significant life experiences of animal rescuers, humane educators, and animal rights activists, isolated 17 significant life experiences. Her interviews with animal rights activists uncovered four main themes that inform their lives.

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students


Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling