"Strephon has made valuable contributions to the field of dreams and will be well remembered beyond his immediate loved ones".
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
Author of Creative Dreaming.
Co-founder and President (1998-1999) of The International Association for the Study of Dreams.
Strephon Kaplan-WilliamsStrephon Kaplan-Williams (1934 - 2009) was an internationally recognized dreamwork psychologist and the author of several books on dream interpretation. His Dream Cards became a bestseller in the early 1990′s. Strephon Kaplan-Williams was the first to create the genre of dream cards. 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, The Practice of Personal Transformation, Dreams and Spiritual Growth and The Dream Alphabet.

Strephon Kaplan-Williams has originated the dreamwork techniques of Objectifying Dreams, Following The Dream Ego, Dream Re-entry, Symbol Immersion and Dream Tasks. He taught his dreamwork psychology processes in California, Great Britain, Norway, The Netherlands, Romania and Canada.
Strephon Kaplan-Williams was co-founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). In the last years of his life Strephon established the International Dream and Dreamwork Psychology Association (IDPA). Developing the first training curricula in dreamwork psychology, in partnership with the Romanian Dreamwork Center.
Strephon Kaplan-Williams is the only son of poets, Gene Derwood and Oscar Williams. Oscar Williams was famous in his day in the USA as the best poetry anthologist of his time. Strephon carried on the heritage of love of writing but as an applied psychologist in his own field of dreamwork psychology.

Since 2005 Journey Press is owned and operated by Fotografica Nijmegen in The Netherlands. Journey Press The Netherlands is copyright owner of the Dream Cards in all languages, the Dream Cards Recipes, the Dream Alphabet and also of earlier dreamwork publications of Strephon Kaplan-Williams.
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 and dream interpretation.

In October 2009 Strephon Kaplan-Williams died at age 75 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.