Projects in Process: Two research – based events in London
with Julie Diamond and Lee Spark Jones
30 April – 1 May 2007
These two events immediately follow the IAPOP Conference, and provide a unique opportunity for the international community to explore this essential area more deeply together.
Designing and Carrying Out Process Work Research
30 April – 1 May 2007 (9.00am – 4.00pm)
This Gateway Course is specifically designed to enable and support students enrolled in training courses in Process Oriented Psychology internationally to develop their research projects
This two-day course introduces the fundamentals of designing and carrying out a Process Work research project, including concepts, methods, presentation formats, and inner work skills for clarifying purpose, maintaining motivation, and working with obstacles.
It will present a range of possible approaches: qualitative and quantitative inquiry, arts-based research, and theoretical inquiry, as well as the use of Process Work in framing a project, gathering and interpreting information, and unfolding the research process.
The course will be especially useful for any students of Process Oriented Psychology who are thinking about doing a research project, or are in the process of designing one. If you are working on an existing project, the course will help you deepen your relationship to it, resolve problems, and give you a clearer overview.
Specific topics include:
• Research as conversation
• Look who’s talking! Knowing yourself as a researcher
• Who is listening? Identifying your audience
• Choosing a topic
• Framing and focusing
• Participants wanted!
• How to get the information you want – and what to do with it when you’ve got it!
• Dreaming and creativity in the research process
Research Colloquium for Process Work students and friends
30 April – 1May 2007 (6.00pm-9.00pm)
For all students of Process Work, friends, and fellow researchers!
This event provides an opportunity for students of Process Work programs and those interested in applying a Process-oriented approach to research to share their research in progress with peers and interested others.
The focus of the seminar will be student presentation of projects, giving and receiving feedback, and research instruction tailored to the projects presented.
Possible topics for instruction might include:
• bounding your project
• generating good data
• making a research poster
• quality criteria and relevance (including ethics and contribution to the field)
• polishing your project
Julie Diamond, Ph.D. is part of the original group who helped found the Research Society for Process-oriented Psychology. She is currently the Director of Training and Programme Development at the Process Work Institute in Portland, and is co-author of PWI’s Master of Arts programme in Process Work and Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change. Julie has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, and works as a facilitator and trainer with groups and organisations around the world.
Lee Spark Jones, Ph.D., Dip.PW., coordinates research activities at the Process Work Institute in Oregon, and especially enjoys the creative process of consulting on individual project development. She specialises in advising on qualitative research projects, and has written two handbooks on research for Process Work students and faculty.
Julie and Lee are co-authors of A Path Made By Walking: Process Work in Theory and Practice (Lao Tse Press, 2005).
Venue: Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (near Goodge St.)
Reaching Indian YMCA by London Underground: From Heathrow Airport: Take Piccadilly line (Eastbound) Change at Green Park Take Victoria line (Northbound) Exit at Warren Street Indian YMCA is 5 minutes walk from Warren Street tube station. Accommodation also available, very reasonably priced. See www.indianymca.org for further details.
Designing and Carrying Out Process Work Research: £220. £200 if £50 deposit received by March 14.
Research Colloquium for Process Work students and friends: Presenting participants: £110. £100 if £50 non-refundable deposit received by March 14. Auditors: £90. £80 if £50 deposit received by March 14. Please check with Clare if you wish to present. Places will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cheques made payable to Scotpop. For people not resident in the UK, you could pay through your credit card on line by Paypal, costing only the currency exchange; email Clare who will link you to Paypal. It is safe and easy.
To book or for further information: Clare Hill, Ellem Old Inn, Ellemford, Duns, TD11 3SG, UK.
Tel: 01361 890329; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org