March 10-11, 2016 (Thursday and Friday)
There is no better time to become trained in Collaborative Law. This highly acclaimed and accredited training is fun, evocative, and at times even mind-bending.
Your interdisciplinary training team (a lawyer and a mental health practitioner) bring a wealth of knowledge and keep the training interesting with lectures, videos, demonstrations, role plays, and interactive discussions. This Introductory Collaborative Law training is required by most Collaborative Law professional organizations to get started.
“You guys are awesome! Best training I’ve had in years. Thank you…” Shea Fitzgerald (March 2015 Attendee)
Some of the things you will learn include:
- Skills and procedures for handling a Collaborative Law case from beginning to end.
- What makes Collaborative Law so different from conventional practice–it’s not about “being nice” and it’s probably quite different from what you think.
- The purposes served by the disqualification provision–and its risks.
- The progressive stages of the Collaborative Law process.
- The roles and function of each Collaborative professional team member, including the lawyer, financial specialist, coach and child specialist.
- Essential insights to help you understand and work in the Collaborative Law model, and to help you facilitate negotiations of agreements using a consensual client-centered process.
- An introduction to interest-based negotiations, facilitation and other skills to bring a collaborative case to successful conclusion.
- How to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team.
- The emotional dynamics of conflict and of marital dissolution, and how to work with those dynamics.
- Ethics and ethical issues that face the Collaborative professional.
- How to successfully navigate through some of the challenging situations and deploy interventions to keep on track.
- How to develop a successful Collaborative practice.
- About the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (ch. 7.77 RCW).
All attendees receive a comprehensive manual on Collaborative Practice and a CD that contains valuable checklists, forms, handouts, and articles.
“Truly an exceptional training.” March 2015 attendee.
What Makes This Training Different. This two-day training is taught by an internationally-recognized training team. Each of the trainers practices Collaborative Law every work day, and has extensive experience conducting basic and advanced trainings. Our trainers have learned adult education principles (and passed testing on adult education). While meeting all standards, our curriculum is truly unique, interesting, and interactive.
This training meets or exceeds the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Interim Minimum Standards for Introductory Collaborative Practice Trainings and Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Trainings, a requirement for membership in many Collaborative Law organizations.
Sign in: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. each day
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day
Registration is on-line. Please click the registration button in the panel to the right.
Credits: 12.25 CLE credits (incl. 0.5 ethics) approved. Approved for 6.5 CEUs (provider #1975-272) for Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors by the National Association of Social Workers through Collaborative Professionals of Washington
Faculty: Anne Lucas, LMHC; and J. Mark Weiss, JD.
“Anne was amazing.” Jacqueline Clark (March 2015 Attendee)
“Mark–skilled presenter! Humorous, mindful, very experienced & encouraging.” Ali Keller (March 2015 Attendee.)
Tuition: $495 (before 2/12/16), $525 (after 2/12/16)
A group discount rate of $475 per person is available for groups of 3+ when all registration forms and payment are received together by mail. Sorry, online registration and payment is not available to be eligible for the group discount. For a registration form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 249-9145.
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown-Lake Union, 800 Fairview Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109. (206) 624-6000.