Fitting the Pieces Together - Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training and Advanced Collaborative Training

Date and time: 
November 14, 2019 - 10:00pm to November 16, 2019 - 10:00pm
Event type: 
Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

Fitting the Pieces Together - Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training and Advanced Collaborative Training A creative and unique presentation designed to train attorneys, mental health, financial and other auxiliary professionals in the interdisciplinary Collaborative divorce model. We use the Florida model which is comprised of one MHP/facilitator; one FP/neutral; and one lawyer per 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 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. ADVANCED PROGRAM Patrick Russell, Esq. - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Mindfulness Negotiation Techniques Robert J. Merlin, Esq., Lana M. Stern, PhD, Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Esq. -"Training is over-Now What? How do New Collaborative Professionals;Put Into Practice Their New Skills?" Edward S. Sachs, CPA, Jeffrey P. Wasserman, Esq. & - Sheila Cohen Furr, PhD, A.B.P.N. -"The New FACP Ethical Standards" Jerome H. Poliacoff, PhD and Joryn Jenkins, Esq. -"Back to the Future, Collaboratively" Craig S. Fabrikant, PhD ABPS,Marta Alfonso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, CIRA, JD and Rebecca H. Fischer, Esq. - "The Collaborative Process When There Are Special Need Children Randy J Heller, PhD, LMFT, LMHC and Leisa Wintz, Esq. - Family Systems


  Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, Florida 33134



Paul A. Garcia, CPA/CFF, CVA ,Rosemarie S. Roth, Esquire, Robert J. Merlin, Esquire and Lana M. Stern, Ph.D.

Contact email: 
Patricia Young at
Collaborative Family Law Institute
Price info: 

2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training - $600.00 - after Friday, October 18, 2019 - $650.00 1-Day Advanced Collaborative Training - $300.00 - after Friday, October 18, 2019 - $350.00 3-Day Introductory and Advanced Training - $850.00 - $900.00 after Friday, October 18, 2019 Judiciary Member - No Charge, must register