Liz Scarfe

Psychotherapist, Trainer, Supervisor, Facilitator


Sessions: online only

Book a free 20-minute phone consultation directly in Liz’s calendar here for enquiries about supervision, training or facilitation.

Note: Liz is no longer taking therapy clients but enquiries about training, supervision, consulting and facilitation are welcome.


Liz founded the Melbourne Processwork Centre in 2014 out of her passion for the Processwork model and what it has to offer not only in the therapeutic setting, but in the community, organisational, and social change settings. Her goal for MPWC is to support the development and expansion of Processwork while maintaining the rigour of its training and accreditation standards.


Liz has been delivering workshops and seminars on a range of topics since the late 1990s, beginning with training in nonviolent communication and nonviolent community safety with Pt’chang Nonviolent Community Safety Group and then in nonviolent third party intervention, facilitation and consensus decision making with Peace Brigades International (Indonesia Project).

This was followed by a range of different training programs in both the business, charity, and local government sectors, plus dozens of personal development public workshops and talks.

Liz now focuses primarily on teaching Process-Oriented Psychology in the MPWC Processwork Intensive and as a faculty member of Australia New Zealand Process-Oriented Psychology and the Processwork Institute India.

She also runs training in areas of special interest from time to time, including Trauma-Informed Facilitation.

Liz has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Facilitation and Facilitation Supervision

Liz has been facilitating groups since the late 1990s, in a wide range of contexts; including women’s university groups, large (100+ people) social action groups, human rights defenders in undeclared civil wars, communities engagement processes, volunteer training and recruitment groups, workplace team conflicts, strategic planning processes, etc.

Liz was also a facilitating staff member at the Greece Worldwork Forum in 2017 and the Warsaw Worldwork Forum in 2014.

Liz also pioneers the Process-Oriented Facilitation Supervision Model, whereby the application of reflective practice, ethical oversight, and professional development from the clinical supervision context of therapy, is translated to the facilitation profession, supporting facilitators to not only develop their competence and confidence but to ensure their work is framed with an ethical duty of care to their clients and participants. She helps facilitators:

  • prepare for complex facilitation engagements (including teamwork for facilitation teams)
  • develop a deeper understanding of the process of your clients/groups
  • learn new interventions through modelling and practising together
  • debrief work to understand where things went wrong and went right and what can be learnt from both
  • notice when you’ve strayed from your own deeper sense of purpose and meaning in your work
  • develop effective business/practice frameworks and boundaries
  • incorporate trauma-informed principles into facilitation practice
  • predict and prevent (ideally) ethical issues or work through and learn from those already happening.

Details for 1-1 work with Liz:

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless by prior negotiation.
  • Sessions are online or phone.
  • 24hr cancellation policy.
  • Coaching fees $250 (+10% GST if you’re in Australia), unless you charge your clients more than that, then it’s your rate + $20 (+GST).
  • Clinical supervision fees are $170 (+GST) unless you charge your clients more than that, then it’s your rate + $20 (+GST).
  • Facilitation Supervision fees are set at a minimum of AUD$250 (+GST) but will more likely be based on your average hourly facilitation rate + $20 (+GST).
  • Adjusted rates for people from economically disadvantaged economies.
  • Significant rate reductions for volunteer facilitators working in progressive change work in Australia.

Qualification Summary

  • Certified Processwork Diplomate
  • Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science (Hons)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Certificate of Group Facilitation
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Current studies – Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (critical medical anthropology)
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