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.

Advanced Certificate 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Process-Oriented Facilitation (Advanced Certificate) at the Process Work Institute is offered for graduate students who wish to undertake advanced practical Processwork skill training in a cohort-based learning model.  

Self-Guided Advanced Studies Pathway

The Self-Guided Advanced Studies Pathway is intended for people with significant experience in Processwork 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.