Self-Guided Advanced Studies
The Self-Guided Advanced Studies Program is intended for people with significant experience in Processwork who feel it is their path to earn the status of Processwork Diplomate in a completely self-guided and independent way.
The Self-Guided Advanced Studies Program is intended for people with significant experience in Process Work who feel it is their path to earn the status of Processwork Diplomate in a completely self-guided and independent way. The Self-Guided Advanced Studies program is a non-local program of study. Students are responsible for creating their own curriculum of study by attending seminars, courses, and putting together a study committee to guide, support and evaluate their learning. Students may study anywhere in the world. However, final exams will take place in Portland at PWI. Students receive Diplomate status in Processwork, which is an internally recognized level of excellence within the larger Processwork learning community and the International Association of Process-Oriented Psychology.
Together with his or her study committee, the student designs a Learning Agreement tailored to individual needs and interests. The requirements for this program include: creating and using a study committee to guide, support and evaluate your learning; completing a final project, a unique contribution to process work theory and practice; and successfully passing exams in eight topic areas.
The Diploma is recognized by the International Association of Process-oriented Psychology (IAPOP) as the basis for a Diploma in Process Work. The Self-Guided Advanced Studies program 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.
As this type of program requires a great degree of self-reliance and initiative, careful consideration is given to the admissions process.
The applicant must first sit for a pre-application interview during which time the nature, conditions and requirements of the program are explained. Together the applicant and interviewer decide whether this program is the right fit for the applicant. If the interviewer and applicant decide the program is right for the applicant, the applicant submits an essay and application form with references. The applicant will be required to sit for a second interview following the submission of her or his application form.
The admissions process is designed to ascertain whether applicants meet the following criteria:
Applicants should be:
- Self-resourced; able to put together the program they want, and responsible for designing their learning
- Excited by rigorous learning and personal development
- Sensible of their development and learning
- Able to find mentors within the international and Portland Process Work communities
Once accepted into the program, the student signs the enrollment agreement, pays tuition, and her or his studies begin.
For more information, please contact the Outreach and Admissions Coordinator or the Process Work Institute at email@example.com