Two-Year Process Work Study Programin person, in Melbourne, 2024-2025
Comprehensive – Connected – Transformative
Why do this course?
Maybe you’ve had some experience with Process Work and are yearning to learn more.
Or maybe some kooky synchronicity led you here and you just know in your bones this is the next step in your path (even if you have no real idea what Process Work is).
Either way, this program is the perfect place to deepen your Process Work learning in an ongoing group where you can connect with others in a meaningful way.
And if you’re looking for deep personal insights and transformation, you’ll get that here too.
What you’ll gain
A comprehensive introduction to the Process Work paradigm both theoretically and experientially.
New skills and tools for understanding and working with yourself and others.
Deeper connection to your own path in life.
Meaningful connections in a rigorous learning community.
Who is it for?
This course has both professional and personal applications.
You might just want to learn more about yourself and have no plans to use the training professionally. Excellent.
Or maybe you’d like to use the training to enhance your professional skills. As an awareness paradigm essentially about facilitating naturally emerging change processes, it’s useful in almost all professions as change happens everywhere.
It’s most commonly applied in helping professions such as counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, facilitation, social work, psychology, mediation, education, community development, evaluation, and social design. Practitioners and and students from these areas will find the training particularly appealing.
What do you need to know about Process Work?
You just need an interest to learn, and a willingness to learn experientially – that is, to use your own personal experiences as a learning context, using methods other than thinking.
You’ll learn the theory too, but we bring it to life through the practice.
Each study year consists of nine training weekends, held once a month, from February to October each year. These are in-person in Melbourne.
In between the training weekends, you’ll do a minimum of one individual session with a Process Work Diplomate of your choice (you can pick from anyone in the world).
You’re welcome to create small study groups with other participants to practice between training weekends if you like but we leave that to you.
There are no assessments in this program.
Each weekend focusses on a particular topic whilst building, over time, a solid foundation in the Process Work approach. The topic names might not quite make sense yet, but here they are…
First Year Modules
Module 1: Working with Process: signals, double signals, channels
Module 2: Working with the Edge
Module 3: Working with Dreams
Module 4: Life Myth and Childhood Dreams
Module 5: Working with Body Symptoms
Module 6: Working with Deep Body Experiences
Module 7: Working with Relationships Part 1 – Communication Patterns and Projections
Module 8: Working with Relationships Part 2 – Relationship Myths & Dreams
Module 9: Working with Families
Second Year Modules
Module 10: Working with Addictions
Module 11: Working with the Inner Critic: Foe or Teacher?
Module 12: Working with Altered States of Consciousness
Module 13: Working with Trance and Coma States
Module 14: Inner Work
Module 15: Creativity
Module 16: Working with Trauma and Abuse
Module 17: Working with Groups
Module 18: Working with Social Issues
THE TRAINING TEAM
We’ve brought together a team with experience applying Process Work across a wide range of applications. So wherever you want to use Process Work, whether with individuals, groups, or deep in your own inner world, we’ve got you covered.
All our trainers are ANZPOP faculty members and fully qualified Process Work Diplomates accredited with the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology.
Grzegorz is a process oriented psychotherapist in private practice since 2003. Passionate about excellence in the teaching of Process Work, Grzegorz leads the two-year program, bringing both a rigour and excitement to the space.
Full bio here.
Bec has an extensive career spanning natural resource management, industry development, and leadership. She now works primarily as a specialist consultant in the areas of stakeholder engagement and community and organisational development.
Full bio here.
Liz uses process work in group facilitation, education, psychotherapy, clinical supervision and facilitation supervision. She has been teaching group facilitation for 25 years and in private practice specialising in complex trauma and social marginality for the past ten years.
Full bio here.
Martin Hemsley, PhD
Martin is an author, therapist, supervisor and educator with extensive knowledge in health and healing, having worked for many years as a clinician and academic in nursing. Prior to moving fully into private practice in 2020, he worked for ten years in mental health crisis work.
Martin has a deep interest in spiritual emergence, healing, indigenous healing practices, and dreamwork.
Full bio here.
Beck is a facilitator, coach, psychotherapist and consultant with a background in theatre and community cultural development. She consults to large systems-wide organisations and smaller regional initiatives and groups to build upon the already present capacity within individuals, communities and systems to support collaboration, community self-determination and adaptive leadership for systems change.
Full bio here.
17, 18 February
16, 17 March
13, 14 April
18, 19 May
15, 16 June
13, 14 July
10, 11 August
14, 15 September
12, 13 October
Saturdays 10am – 6pm.
Sundays 10am – 4pm.
2025 dates will be announced in June 2024 and will be in the same months as 2024.
The program fees are $1,440 per trimester (so that’s $480 per weekend/$4,320 per year).
Fees for the upcoming trimester are due before the trimester starts.
Each trimester starts on the first training day of that trimester and ends on the last training day (see the dates section).
There are a range of payment options including automated installment plans.
Individual session fees
Individual sessions are not included in the course fees so you have complete freedom to follow your own inner direction about who to do these sessions with. You can ask one of the course trainers, an ANZPOP faculty member, or any qualified Process Work Diplomate you like. We can help you work out how to choose in the first training weekend if you’re unsure.
Different people charge different amounts but expect to pay around $140-$180 for Australian Diplomates; $240-$300 for European and US Diplomates, per session. For Diplomates in other regions, fees usually range between these two rates.
To meet the course requirements you do a minimum of one session after each training weekend; so nine in 2024 and nine in 2025.
If after the application interview you join the program, you’ll pay an upfront deposit of $300 to secure your place. If you withdraw from the course before it starts, this will not be refunded. If you start the course, this deposit becomes a payment towards your Trimester 1 fee.
For fee payments, you will have the option to pay the fees on an annual, trimester, or monthly basis.
For the annual and trimester options, you can pay via a bank deposit (no additional charges) or via PayPal (plus their payment processing fees).
The monthly option is facilitated by automated payment plans within PayPal and therefore the additional payment process fees are also payable.
In 2023, PayPal charges 30c per transaction plus 2.6% of the payment amount (note that these fees might increase in future years).
Fees are incurred on a trimester basis, with each trimester paid for before it commences.
Cancellations are also on a trimester basis.
If you withdraw from the course before the beginning of a new trimester, we will refund any payments already made for that upcoming trimester.
If you withdraw from the course part-way through a trimester, none of the fees for that current trimester will be refunded, whether you attend the remaining training weekends or not. Any fees already paid for the following trimester will be refunded.
This cancellation policy applies irrelevant of what payment frequency you have chosen (see the Payment Options section for details).
If that doesn’t make sense, please discuss it with us in the application interview and we can clarify.
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Professional Development points
This course meets the requirements for Category A, Continuing Professional Development points with PACFA. Each weekend will equal 12 points.
We believe that it also meets the requirements for ACA, AASW, APS, ICF, and IAF but if you are a member of these association, please check to confirm as the PD frameworks differ widely.
Connection to the Diplomate Training Program
We encourage all our Phase I students in the Diplomate Training Program (DTP) to do this course but it is not mandatory.
If you are contemplating the DTP sometime in the future, this course will provide you with a great foundation and enable you to very quickly begin studying for the Phase I exams. The seminar and individual session hours completed in this program can be counted towards the seminar and individual session requirements of the DTP.
If part-way through this course, you join the DTP, great, you can continue with both quite easily, they are complementary programs in the first phase of the DTP.
This program is offered as a way to learn Process Work.
It is not a certification program for any profession.
If you’re looking to gain a particular professional qualification, we suggest you refer to the training requirements outlined by the professional association connected to that sector e.g. PACFA, ACA, ICF etc.
At the end of the program, you will receive a confirmation of attendance detailing topics and hours attended. Interim confirmations can be issued if required for continuing professional development reporting.
To apply to join the program, simply click on the Apply Now button and fill in the short application form.
An interview time will then be arranged where we can work out if the program is a good fit for what you’re looking for and you can ask any questions you might have.
If after the interview we both think it’s a good fit, we’ll send you the program registration link.
You’ll have two weeks to register and secure your place by paying the $300 deposit. If you don’t register within two weeks and haven’t been in touch to let us know you need more time, we’ll allocate the place to someone else.
If you are already a DTP student, the interview step is optional. Let us know on the application form if you want an interview time, otherwise we’ll just send you the registration link.
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.