About Ingrid Rose

My professional career has had many facets. I began as a Yoga teacher in South Africa while concurrently studying psychology. After moving to Australia, I began a private practice and worked with individuals, couples and families. At that time I also facilitated women's groups and consulted with a women's shelter. After moving to the U.S. my career path included assistant professorships at Portland State University and the National College of Natural Medicine. At present I am a faculty member of the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. I have lived and worked professionally on 3 continents, South Africa, Australia and the United States. I am now based in the U.S. while traveling and teaching in other countries of the world.

I have been in private practice since 1985, working with a large range of presentations in children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of interest and application over the years have been in working with:

  • Children, Adolescents, Families
  • Couples and Relationships
  • Individual therapy
  • Mental Health including extreme states
  • Palliative and Coma Care
  • Group work and conflict facilitation
  • School violence and bullying
  • Student training and supervision

I work with children from the age of 3, using a variety of play therapy techniques including Jungian sandplay. I also work with individual youth and groups of high school students on issues of marginalization and aggression.

One of my areas of specialization is therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Having a doctorate in clinical psychology, I work in-depth with challenging issues and presentations both short and long-term. I have worked in the mental health field for many years and have explored and implemented techniques for working with a wide range of extreme cases.

I have also deeply explored the field of coma, death and dying, accompanying many in their out-of-ordinary states of consciousness, and have offered trainings in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to professionals, patients and their families regarding how to approach and join those in comatose states and nearing the end of life.

In applying my skills to group work,  I have developed an appreciation for the richness found in working with groups on diversity issues and in conflict situations. Among some of my group work experiences are:

  • training and facilitation of groups in Russia during the transition from communism to democracy
  • training and facilitating groups in South Africa on race relations and community building after the fall of apartheid
  • facilitation of stalemate situations between environmentalists and foresters over old- growth disputes in Australia
  • facilitation of international groups at Worldwork seminars where participants from many countries of the world come together to process world issues
  • group facilitation of high school students in Oregon
  • facilitation of open forums on a variety of topics

As a faculty member of the Process Work Institute, I offer classes, student training, individual therapy, supervision, exam preparation, as well as seminars, training and group facilitation in Portland and many places of  the world.

At present I am affiliated to the Magarini Children's Center and Organic Demo Farm in Kenya, and attempting to support this wonderful project by raising funds in order to continue to support orphans and their livelihood. See more about the founder Emmanuel Karisa Baya and his vision on this website. If you would like to offer support in any way, please contact me.