Thursdays September 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, 2016 from 12 noon – 1:30pm Pacific Time 

An opportunity to learn more about Process Work from the privacy of your own home or office. 

This is how it works. Someone volunteers to be a client, and someone volunteers to facilitate the client’s process. I’m there to hold the space, give tips to the facilitator, and help everyone look at what is happening through the lens of Process Work. There’s some time at the end for questions, as well as feedback for the facilitator. We often touch on process theory, process structure, metaskills, facilitator’s edges, primary and secondary therapeutic styles, and growing edges. 

We often have a very international group that spans continents and nationalities. 

DATES: Thursday Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, 2016 

TIME12 noon – 1:30pm Pacific Time

(Please double check time zone conversions online.)

COSTUS$30 per class – can be taken individually

PAYMENT:  PayPal to

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INTERNET (Agnieszka will send you a link and instructions)


More information: Please email Agnieszka or me with your questions.


Thursdays Sept 29 & Oct 13  from 7pm-9pm in Berkeley, CA

This election cycle has stirred up anger and fear across the political spectrum. It has brought into the open a virulent strain of racism and xenophobia.

Let’s come together to share and process our feelings, thoughts, and dreams about the election. Let’s bring our disbelief, our hopes, our fears, our disappointment, and our determination.

Group process and inner work offer a chance to learn more deeply about ourselves, each other, and the larger field. This helps us become more clear, alive, congruent, and effective in times of tension and change.

This is a free series. Space is limited so please register.

DATES: Thursdays Sept 29 & Oct 13

TIME: 7pm – 9pm (Please arrive a bit early)

WHERE: 1452 Cornell Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Please park in the lot across the street)


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Thursdays Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8 , 2016 from 7pm-9pm in Berkeley, CA

In response to the epidemic of Black People being killed by police officers, and in response to the open racism and xenophobia demonstrated by Trump and his supporters nationwide, I would like to invite you to a FREE SERIES ON WHITE PRIVILEGE.

Process Work teaches us that privilege creates unconsciousness. And one of the biggest privileges is to not have to suffer about a given issue on a daily basis.

But we can do something about it. Let’s meet together to

  • help each other wake up to the ways we benefit from being white
  • help each other be non-defensive and open to learn about the spots where we may be unconscious about our white privilege
  • be allies to one another so we can be better allies to People of Color

Process Work’s:

  • theory of rank will help us understand our own privilege
  • facilitation tools will help us unfold and deepen our experiences
  • trust in the wisdom of the process will help us relax when tensions arise

This space will be

  • non-judgmental : we won’t be chastised for our unconsciousness since we are all unconscious in some way
  • courageous: we won’t shy away from difficult topics or hard conversations.
  • heartful: we’ll remember each other’s wholeness, and not identify one another with the potentially hurtful things that live inside us.
  • a place we can grow and learn together, so we can be part of the solution.

This series is for White People. We will meet together to support our ability to reveal and heal. Being together means we can expose our unconsciousness without harming People of Color (which often happens without our awareness). White People doing this work together is an important step to figure out how to bring our goodness while increasing our consciousness of how White Privilege is playing out.

This is a free series. Space is limited so please register. 

DATES: Thursdays Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, 2016

TIME7pm – 9pm (Please arrive a bit early)

WHERE: 1452 Cornell Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Please park in the lot across the street)


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Friday Nov 11, 2016 from 9am – 5pm in Novato, CA  

(Presented by Integrative Mediation Bay Area & Collaborative Practice Marin)

This course will help you work effectively with difficult interpersonal dynamics that are often at the core of impasse and high conflict. It will show you how to see and decipher things you would not normally notice, like non-verbal signals, and the presence of issues of rank and privilege, which can lead to both impasse and escalation. It will give you tools to navigate difficulties that frequently arise in your cases, and a lens to help you reframe and understand these difficulties. This course will also demonstrate how these same skills and concepts can be used to improve your work in Collaborative and Integrative Mediation teams as well as in your practice groups. The day will include thought-provoking case examples, role play, and hands-on learning.

This workshop is designed to help you:
1. Spot, understand, and work with clients’ non-verbal signals and double-signals.
2. Comprehend and modulate clients’ escalation and de-escalation, cross-blaming and symmetrical accusations.
3. Navigate clients’ roles, such as their tendency to identify as the aggrieved party and disown their own power and impact; the tendency of roles to flip and switch; and how these roles form part of a greater system.
4. Recognize and work effectively with dynamics of rank and privilege that may lead to heightened conflict and tension in Mediation and Collaborative Practice cases.
5. Address some of these same dynamics in your own Collaborative and Integrative Mediation teams and practice groups—e.g., the question of “non-locality,” which is when something that needs surfacing with the clients ends up surfacing within the team.

DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016

TIME: 9 am – 5 pm

WHERE: Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato, CA 94949

FEES: For CCRE/CPM/IMBA Members: $175 by 9/30/16; $200 after 9/30/16. For Non-Members: $225 by 9/30/16; $250 after 9/30/16.(Priority will be given to registered CCRE/CPM/IMBA members until 9/30/16.)

*CE CREDITS: 6.5 hours: FLS (also applies for MCLE), CPA OPD (also applies for BBS)

* CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: CCRE is a State Bar of California approved FLS provider (Provider #12690) The Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC), a co-sponsor of this training, is approved by the California Psychological Association Office of Professional Development (CPA OPD) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists (Provider #NOR045). NCMC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now accepts CPA OPD certificates for continuing education credits for therapists (MFTs, LCSWs, etc.).

This course qualifies for 6.5 hours of FLS/MCLE and CPA OPD/BBS credits, and qualifies for 1 day of required CCRE Training credit and 6.5 hours of required CPM Training Credits.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds, subject to a $50.00 administrative fee to offset committed expenses of the training, will be made for cancellations received in writing by Oct. 28, 2016. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 28, 2016.


From San Francisco – Follow US 101 to Nave Drive in Novato. Take the exit toward Ignacio Boulevard/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard from US 101. Continue onto US 101 / Richardson Avenue. Take the exit toward Ignacio Boulevard /Bel Marin Keys Boulevard. Merge onto Nave Drive (signs for Ignacio Boulevard/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard). Turn left onto Ignacio Boulevard. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Enfrente Road. Turn slight right onto Entrada Drive. Turn right to stay on Entrada Drive to 250 Entrada Drive.

From Santa Rosa – Follow US 101 South to Enfrente Road in Novato. Take the Entrada Drive exit from US 101 South. Turn right onto Enfrente Road. Turn slight right onto Entrada Drive. Turn right to stay on Entrada Drive to 250 Entrada Drive.


Process Work in Mediation & Collaborative Practice




Susannah Malek, CDFA

790 Mission Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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