Montague Ullman interviewed by Deborah Hillman*
In this 1:24 hour DVD Montague Ullman talks at length about his personal
history and development and general principles of the dream group process,
and his view of dreams and his philosophy of life.
*A Note on My Interview with Monte:
Monte felt an affinity with the work of Trigant Burrow, an American psychiatrist who studied the "social neurosis." In 1926, Burrow established The Lifwynn Foundation for Laboratory Research in Analytic and Social Psychiatry, in order to explore, through group interaction, the roots of human conflict. My interview with Monte, in April 2006, was sponsored by Lifwynn (of which I was then a member; its work remained active through early 2015). We spoke in the comfortable living room of Monte's home in Ardsley, New York, a setting in which he conducted countless dream groups over the years.
The last-minute cancellation of a cameraperson caused some problems, which greatly affected the spontaneity of the process. Nevertheless, the experience was deeply meaningful to Monte and me, and represents his own summation—near the end of his life—of his long and rewarding devotion to dreams and healing. Monte (less bothered than I by its technical flaws) was pleased with the tape, and that is what mattered most to me.