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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.
About the Author
Julie Diamond, Ph.D. is a leadership coach and consultant who has spent 30 years working around the world in the field of human and organizational change. She is a founder of the Process Work Institute, the cofounder of the Power2 Leaderlab, and the author of Power. Lee Spark Jones, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience in helping people solve problems, meet learning goals, and achieve positive change. She transitioned out of counseling and teaching at the Process Work Institute to pursue her interest in dog psychology and the canine-human bond. She is the owner and operator of a dog training and behavior consulting company where she specializes in innovative nature-based training and life-enrichment programs for dogs and their families. The both live in Portland, Oregon.
“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