Process Work in Practice

by Julie Diamond, Ph.D.
and Lee Spark Jones, Ph.D.

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208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB,
Retail Price: US $17.95 (CA $21.95)
ISBN 978-0-9998094-0-2 (paper)
Distributor: IPG / SPU
Publication Date: May 2018



In A Path Made by Walking, the authors bring to life the basics of
Process-oriented Psychology (now called Process Work)...

...including a step-by-step introduction of terms and techniques. Their extensive worldwide learning and teaching has enabled them to present the information in a refreshingly clear and engaging way. Describing the origins, background concepts, and essential tools of Process Work, the book is filled with client-facilitator examples, stories, tips, and exercises, making skill-building accessible and enjoyable. 

The case studies and exercises provide practical ideas for therapists who wish to expand their practice in new directions. With uncomplicated language, the book holds the reader’s attention throughout and demystifies many of the subtle interactions that happen within a psychotherapy session. It offers concrete ways of working with human experience, with a strong emphasis on signal-based and clearly observable phenomena.

Praise for A Path Made by Walking

"A much-needed and long-awaited, intelligent and comprehensive approach
to basic Process Work theory and applications.... Exciting to read and easy to digest. 
May it be an inspiration for many."
—AMY AND ARNOLD MINDELL, PH.D.'S, authors, respectively, of
Metaskills: The Spiritual Art of Therapy and ProcessMind: A User’s Guide to Connecting with the Mind of God

"The first systematic approach to Process Work history, theory, philosophy, and practice....
An invaluable resource both for the seasoned professional and those looking for a lively introduction to Process Work."
—JOE GOODBREAD, PH.D., author of The Dreambody Toolkit and
Radical Intercourse: How Dreams Unite Us in Love, Conflict and Other Inevitable Relationships

Photo Credit: Lisa Teso

Photo Credit: Lisa Teso

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Julie Diamond, Ph.D., Dipl. PW (Process-oriented Psychology), went to Zurich to study with Arnold Mindell in 1981 and was a founding member of both the Research Society for Process-Oriented Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Process Work Institute of Portland, Oregon. She was a senior faculty member and former vice president of Academic Affairs at the Process Work Institute, and coauthor of its Master of Arts programs. Julie is the CEO and founder of Diamond Leadership, an international consulting firm that provides leadership and talent development services, including coaching, assessment, and training. Her latest book is Power: A User’s Guide (2016). She lives in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.juliediamond.net.

Lee Spark Jones, Ph.D., MAPW, Dipl. PW (Process-oriented Psychology), is a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience in helping people solve problems, meet learning goals, and achieve positive change. In 2008, following her own path made by walking, she transitioned out of counseling and teaching at the Process Work Institute to pursue her interest in dog psychology and the canine-human bond. Currently she owns and operates a dog training and behavior consulting company in Portland and on the Oregon Central Coast. She specializes in innovative nature-based training and life-enrichment programs for dogs and their families.