Jan Dworkin

2049 NW Hoyt St
Portland OR 97209

Contact Information:
Phone: 503.475.6452
Email: dworkinjan@gmail.com
Website: www.jandworkin.com

Jan Dworkin , Ph.D.
Jan Dworkin , Ph.D.

Jan Dworkin is a certified process worker living in Portland, Oregon. One of Arny Mindell’s original students, Jan is a pioneer and co-creator of Process Work theory and practice, who has been developing, researching and refining Process Work for over twenty years. Her Ph.D dissertation on Group Process Work (now known as Worldwork) was one of the first texts written on that theme. She has co-founded and co-authored various Process Work training programs both in the U.S.A. and abroad.

She works as a teacher, therapist and group facilitator and conducts training workshops and public seminars internationally. She specializes in group process and conflict facilitation, relationship work, sexuality and addictions work. In the moment, her main research interest is in the development of Worldwork theory and its multiple applications.

Jan is passionately involved with her creative process. She is a painter who tries to bring out the deepest essence behind a human face. She is writing a personal memoir about her journey in Process Work as a spiritual path. And she is an avid long distance road cyclist. Above all else, Jan tries to follow the unpredictable direction of Spirit in whatever she undertakes.

Years in Practice: 20
Avg Cost (per session): $120
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Some

1981 B.A., Fine Art and Communications, Antioch University
1984 M.A., Analytic and Process-oriented Psychology, “Goddard Graduate Program in Europe,” Vermont College of Norwich University
1988 Diploma in Process-oriented Psychology, Center for Process-oriented Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland
1989 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute



Addictions work
Relationship work/ couples counseling
Group and organizational work
Conflict facilitation and mediation
Art and creativity
Awareness training for athletes

Open forum
Large group and organizational work
Relationships and couples


Development of worldwork theory
New directions in worldwork practice
Art and process work

See Jan’s Faculty Bio