Strephon Kaplan-Williams (1934 - 2009) was an internationally recognized dreamwork psychologist and the author of several books on dream interpretation. He was the only son of poets Gene Derwood and Oscar Williams, famous in his day in the USA as the best poetry anthologist of his time.
Strephon carried on the heritage of love of writing as an applied psychologist in the field of dreamwork psychology. In 1978 Strephon founded Journey Press in California to publish the first dreamwork manual ever: The Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual
. His other books include Dreamworking
, The Elements of Dreamwork
and The Dream Alphabet
. Strephon was the first to create the genre of dream cards. His The Dream Cards
became a bestseller in the early 1990′s.
Strephon Kaplan-Williams taught his dreamwork psychology processes in California, Great Britain, Norway, The Netherlands, Romania and Canada. In 2003 in Bucharest the Romanian Dreamwork Center was founded. Strephon's pupil and later good friend Ovidiu Brazdău Ph.D.
, now carries on Strephon's heritage by promoting the scientific approach to dreamwork psychology.
Since 2005 Journey Press is owned by Fotografica Nijmegen
. Journey Press The Netherlands is copyright holder of the Dream Cards in all languages, the Dream Cards Recipes, the Dream Alphabet and of earlier dreamwork publications by Strephon Kaplan-Williams.
In October 2009 Strephon Kaplan-Williams died at age 75 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.