Patricia Garfield (1934–) is a contemporary dream researcher, clinical psychologist, and author of numerous popular books on dreams. She is a graduate of Temple University and has taught at Temple and lectured for the extension program of the University of California. She is perhaps best known for her 1974 book, Creative Dreaming, which, among other things, provided an extensive discussion of lucid dreaming a decade prior to Stephen LaBerge‘s experimental reports in the early and middle eighties.
Garfield travels, lectures, and holds seminars widely and was one of the original cofounders of the Association for the Study of Dreams. Her other publications include Pathway to Ecstasy: The Way of the Dream Mandala (1979), Your Child’s Dreams (1984), Women’s Bodies, Women’s Dreams (1988), and The Healing Power of Dreams (1991).