“Putting the Pieces Together” – An Introductory Interdisciplinary Training

Date and time: 
May 25, 2022 - 9:00pm to May 27, 2022 - 8:45pm
Event type: 
Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

A creative and unique presentation designed to train attorneys, mental health, financial and other auxiliary professionals in the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Process model. We use the Florida model which is comprised of one MHP/Facilitator; one FP/Neutral; and one lawyer for each client. What makes this training different from any other Collaborative training is its innovative approach that provides a toolbox of readily usable skills. The attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals remain together throughout the training allowing each professional to understand the role and the integration of each discipline in the process. The training presents an actual case filled with twists, turns, drama and surprises that keep the attendees engaged while teaching the necessary basic skills of the Collaborative Process. The presentation begins when a client first enters an attorney’s office and concludes with the execution of the Collaborative Marital Settlement Agreement. We demonstrate the use of the Team meetings and all the other interactions that take place in the Collaborative divorce process. We use a mixed media approach including role play, demonstration, and didactic presentation with Power Point. We provide materials to the sponsoring group to place online, print or burn to a CD or flash drive for the registrants. We interact with the attendees and step out of roles to answer questions and explain the process throughout the presentation. Our purpose is to demonstrate the integration of the three disciplines and how our approach benefits the clients and the Collaborative Process. Our presentation is personalized and customized to your community, highlights your practice group, and uses two volunteer “actors” from your practice group who serve in the roles of the husband and wife.


BCBA Conference Center • 1051 SE 3 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Marta Alfonso, CPA, CFF/ABV/CGMA, CIRA, JD
Robert J. Merlin, Esq.
Lana M. Stern, Ph. D
Jeffery P. Wasserman, Esq.

Contact email: 
Lauren Riegler Capote, BCBA Event and CLE Manager at lauren@browardbar.org or (954)832-3618
Florida Collaborative Trainers
Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida
Price info: 

EARLY BIRD -- $475 ENDS 4/26/2022
$550 - Includes Breakfast and Lunch both days