Liz ScarfeOUR PEOPLE
Liz joined the ANZPOP faculty in 2017 and is the current Executive Director. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice and after nine years specialising in working with people with complex trauma, Liz’s therapeutic work is now more focussed on processes of place, belonging, cultural identity, and meaning. Liz is a white settler of English descent, living on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm/Melbourne.
Liz began her journey as an educator in the forest campaigns of southwest Western Australia, learning and teaching about nonviolent direct action, conflict transformation, deep ecology, and collaboration.
Moving back to Melbourne, she continued learning and teaching in these areas, studying with deep green activist elders like John Seed and Joanna Macy, and teaching in local nonviolent community groups and with Peace Brigades International.
Liz is passionate about liberation, both individual and social, and explored this topic in her processwork dissertation on psychological freedom.
To clients, the gift of Processwork is to offer more than a return to functionality; more than skills to cope with marginalisation. Processwork offers clients the opportunity to uncover the deeper processes behind what disturbs them and the insights and growth they need to follow these processes, and indeed follow nature as it uniquely manifests through them.
Prior to discovering Processwork, Liz worked in adult education, community development, human resource management, quality and risk management, non-violent community safety, and local government.
Currently Liz is studying a Masters of Culture, Health and Medicine (critical medical anthropology), engrossed in concepts of relationships to place and how they impact on wellbeing and cultural/systemic processes.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys scuba diving, bird watching, and writing about herself in the third-person.
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science
Process Work Diplomate
Diploma of Management
Adv Cert of Group Facilitation
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
International Association of Process Oriented Psychology
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ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.