This thesis focuses on dream work as an instrument of reflection. Referring to theories of social work, the first part describes the profile of competences social workers should have and emphasizes the necessity of reflection that enables and enhances professionalism in the various fields of social work. Two possible instruments of reflection, namely self-evaluation and supervision are presented. The main part of the work focuses on the work with dreams. Findings from dream research form the basis of this chapter which also discusses possibilities for application. Finally, Eugene T. Gendlin's focusing concept which offers a very specific opportunity on working with dreams is discussed.