All welcome - attend live or via Recording Access

Advanced Practice of Process Work in Clinical Settings

Address challenges and deepen your practice with clients
8 class series
October - December 2022

Dawn Menken Ph.D.

These eight classes will focus on the different challenges that emerge in our clinical practice with clients. We will focus on the client-therapist relationship, commonly understood as transference/counter transference and the deeper relationship and personal growth experiences that lie at the heart of it.
Write your awesome label here.
We will address how social issues and stereotypes arise in practice and how to deal with our own marginalized social identities when they are triggered. We will also explore a Process Work approach to depression, suicide, strong emotions, sexuality, ethics, multiple roles, death and grief, and abuse. Expect theoretical presentation and discussion, exercises and case presentation.
Drag to resize
Financial Equity Rates
In recognition of global and historical economic disparities, please choose the rate that is fair for you.  
$480 - full fee - thank you for supporting equity!
$336 - use discount coupon FinEQ at checkout.
$192 - use discount code FinEQ3 at checkout.
Empty space, drag to resize
Livestream & Recordings
16 training hours

October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 2022

10am to 12pm
(Pacific time)
Attend live or catch up on demand with recordings (recordings available until March 8, 2023)

This course will:

Focus on the client-therapist relationship and its deeper meaning

Explore a Process Work approach to depression, suicide, strong emotions and sexuality

Address how social issues and stereotypes arise in practice 

Examine ethics, multiple roles, death, grief, and abuse processes

Empty space, drag to resize
Meet the instructor

Dawn Menken, Ph.D.

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. Dawn has been the co-organizer of the bi-annual international worldwork seminars since their inception in 1991.

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. She has been particularly interested in conflict work among youth and dreams of a day when conflict work and community building are central components to every school curriculum. To this end, she has written a manual called, Teens Do It, a curriculum for middle and high schools students, a work still in progress. The article, "Juice and Doughnuts: Group Process Work with Teenagers" appears in the Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, Spring, 1993.

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. One of her favorite places to engage in group process is the local playground. 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.

Find out more about Dawn
Patrick Jones - Course author

Important Participation Information

Privacy & Recordings

Workshops are recorded to provide on demand access and the opportunity to review and study deeply over time.   If you speak or show your camera, you will become part of the recording, available to other enrolled participants via the course site. 


Courses are offered as a confidential, adult learning environment. Participant privacy and confidentiality is extremely important for everyone's safety and learning. Please ensure that you keep other participant's personal information private and confidential and do not share identifying details beyond the course participant group. 

Experiential Training

Courses are offered as a confidential, adult learning environment focused on personal and community transformation. The activities may elicit emotional and psychological stress. If you have experienced psychological difficulties either in the past or present that may impact your participation, please consider carefully if this event is right for you. While all care is taken to support individuals, each person is responsible for their own needs and boundaries. By registering, you agree to take personal responsibility for your experience and to seek out support if you need it. 

English Language

Courses are taught in English, with an awareness and sensitivity to the experience of those for whom English may be a second (or third or fourth) language. We welcome a multilingual group and ask for shared awareness of the challenges of using English when it is a second language. Participants should ensure they are comfortable with their own level of understanding of English conversation and instruction.