March 19-20, 2015 (Thursday and Friday)
Now is a great time to become trained in Collaborative Law. This Collaborative Law training is required as a membership requirement by most Collaborative Law professional organizations worldwide.
Taught by a highly experienced interdisciplinary team of trainer-practitioners, at this highly-acclaimed training, you will learn:
- 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.”
- 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.
- How to successfully navigate through some of the challenging situations and interventions to keep on track.
- 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 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. This skills-focused training is taught by members of an interdisciplinary Collaborative team (lawyer and divorce coach), and includes videos, demonstrations and hands-on practice.
What Makes This Training Different. This two-day training is taught by an internationally-recognized training team. The trainers have extensive experience conducting basic and advanced trainings. Their unique curriculum is interesting, interactive, and based on adult learning principles. Each of the trainers practices Collaborative Law nearly every work day.
This training meets 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 local Collaborative Law organizations.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days
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.
Tuition: $495 (before 2/20/15), $525 (after 2/20/15)
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.