Becoming a Processwork Diplomate

The title of Processwork Diplomate has been awarded since 1982 by the Research Society of Process-oriented Psychology in Zurich and since 1990, by the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon.

The status of Processwork Diplomate is an internally recognized level of excellence within the larger Processwork learning community and the International Association of Process-Oriented Psychology (IAPOP). 

If you are considering studying to become a Processwork Diplomate, you will find more information and links below. You may also register your interest with our Outreach and Admissions Coordinator, and we will connect with you to discuss your path of study.

Outreach and Admissions Coordinator

Advanced Certificate Pathway

PWI provides two Advanced Certificates in Processwork.  The Advanced Certificate 1 and Advanced Certificate 2, along with the appropriate pre- and co-requisites, enable a student to earn the title of Processwork Diplomate.

The Advanced Certificates provide opportunities for students with an MA or the equivalent in Process-oriented studies to further specialize in Processwork. Entry to the Advanced Certificates requires previous foundational training in Processwork, for example the Master’s in Process-Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies Program (MAPOF), the MACF or the equivalent of a Phase I training in Processwork from an IAPOP recognized international school.   

Self-Guided Advanced Studies Pathway

The Self-Guided Advanced Studies Pathway is intended for people with significant experience in Process Work who feel it is their path to earn the Processwork Diplomate status in a completely self-guided and independent way.


The title of Processwork Diplomate is recognized by the International Association of Process-oriented Psychology (IAPOP). Processwork Diplomate status does not confer any academic degree, nor can it be used as the basis for licensure, admittance into an academic program, or membership in any professional association besides IAPOP.