Dawn Menken has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a certified process worker. She is a therapist and teacher and has always had a special devotion to relationships and building sustainable community. Dawn has worked in schools, agencies, organizations, small businesses, hospitals, and families. A workshop facilitator, and presenter at conflict and leadership conferences, she enjoys working with people from all cultures and backgrounds. Together with other colleagues, Dawn has been central to the creation of process work training programs. She served as the dean for the MACF program for ten years.
Dawn is the author of Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands on Wisdom for the Next Generation, an inspiring and ground-breaking book for parents, educators and practitioners who work with children. She is working to bring worldwork and process work concepts into schools and dreams of a day when conflict work and community building are central components to every school curriculum.
She is the author of Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex and Eternity, a book of personal essays that explore themes of marginalization, relationship, and the basic essence of community.
Motherhood continues to be a big inspiration for Dawn and has informed her creativity in her approach to group work, social action, and creating world community. In September of 2006 she performed her one-woman show MamaSpeak, at a local theater in Portland, based on her personal journey and the universal mystery behind birth and the sacred calling to parenthood. Clips of this performance can be seen on her website, http://www.dawnmenken.com.