Introduction to the Process Model of Psychotherapy is for mental health professionals who want to learn the basic concepts of The Process Model as developed by the Process Therapy Institute over four decades. This course includes theoretical presentation, process work demonstrations, experiential exercises, and discussions.
The Process Model is a mindfulness-based, present-moment-oriented, experiential, “meta” model of psychotherapy. A few of the topics covered are:
- Being and Doing: illuminating client processes in the here-and-now, while maintaining a connection to Self and the client
- Three realms of therapy: external, interpersonal, internal
- Working with process: identifying, selecting, enacting, tracking, deepening, resolving
- Working with client’s resistance: recognizing, navigating, and bringing awareness to client’s resistance
- Working with therapist’s resistance: recognizing counter-transference through mindfulness; identifying, transcending, and therapeutically using these issues in working with others.
- Invite the client to their edge and to integrate their work: follow a process to completion and hold space for integration with the clients higher self
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Become present and invite client(s) to the present moment
- Identify and work with processes as they show up in the room
- Hold clean, caring boundaries with clients
- Identify the realms of therapy and the modalities used
- Work with resistance, both the clients’ and therapists’
- Track and join client’s process
- Invite a client to their edges and follow through to resolution and integration