Graduate Diploma of Trauma-Informed Processwork Psychotherapy


This two year ASQA accredited course 


Who is this course for?


This professional level course is designed either for students wanting to prepare for a career in counselling/psychotherapy or for professionals already working in the human services field wanting to deepen their understanding and skills. The Process Oriented approach we emphasise, allows practitioners to constantly be in contact with their own passion whilst working with others, and following the unique pathway as indicated by each individual.


We aim to teach our students an appreciation for the human psyche and its’ interweaving with the world around it; the excitement in identifying the pathway to connect and communicate with all kinds of people; as well as the ability to marvel over each individuals’ unique solutions.


As our training emphasizes experiential learning and a Process Oriented approach, students who are willing to delve into their own emotions and personal beliefs as they go through a journey of transformation, will find this training extremely supportive. 


A positive and personal learning experience that is ideal for people wanting to bring the creativity of transformative change, personal development and 'meaning' into their work-life.



What is this course about?


Over the course of the two years (eight terms), the following 8 modules will be completed:


Initiate and undertake applied Processwork counselling and psychotherapy research
Provide Processwork counselling and psychotherapy
Work with trauma using a Processwork framework
Facilitate relationships using a Processwork framework
Facilitate group dynamics using deep democracy principles
Support mental health using a Processwork framework
Apply Processwork inner work self-reflection practices in professional practice
Work within a Processwork counselling and psychotherapy framework


Course Prerequisites:



  1. Successful completion of the Introductory Course in Counselling.
  2. Hold a Bachelor Degree with some introductory training or experience within a counselling related field.
  3. Communicate with our staff the details of any prior training or work experience you have completed, and they will guide you in understanding which courses you will need to complete to meet all PACFA requirements. 


Application Process:


All of the following are to be submitted:  

  1. A PPI application form.
  2. Current Resume
  3. A letter demonstrating their experience in the counselling/psychotherapy field as well as outlining the applicant’s interest in the Professional Training in Process Psychotherapy.


Your application will be reviewed by PPI and you will be notified by email of available times for a brief pre-course interview.


When & Where: 


The Professional Training in Process Psychotherapy is delivered via the following two methods:


Weekly attendance on campus:

This course meets for two hours and 25 minutes once a week for 11 weeks of each term continuing over 8 terms or two years.


We maintain small classes with a maximum of ten students to ensure direct personal contact with the teacher, maximizing student learning. Classes meet at either our Galston or Arcadia Campus for theory and practical sessions. Within these small groups personal sharing is encouraged and deepens the interaction among students. All students receive abundant individual supervision and attention to their individual learning needs.


At A Distance Residential Block

This course requires: 

  • Attendance at 3 residential stays per year. Each residential is of 5 days duration.
  • Successful completion of theory and practical assignments.
  • Successful completion of a final project. 
  • Successful completion of all assessments held during on-campus residential stays.

Application Process:


All of the following are to be submitted:  

  1. A PPI application form.
  2. Current Resume
  3. RPL form.


Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL's) must be submitted at this time and will be assessed by our Director of Training.


How much does the course cost?