Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice In-Person Training

Date and time: 
January 28, 2022 - 9:30am to January 29, 2022 - 6:00am
Event type: 
Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

This training, offered for the twenty-first time, is designed for attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. Trainees will develop advanced professional skills to become part of an interdisciplinary team providing divorcing couples with a collaborative divorce process. You will learn what each team professional contributes to the process and how each professional's role integrates with the process. We will review the collaborative divorce process and written materials associated with this client-centered practice. At the conclusion of this two-day training, you will be able to: 

  • Define the roles and functions of the professionals on the team . Discuss three difficult client situations and strategies used to intervene successfully. 
  • Identify the hallmarks of a collaborative divorce process that differ from other divorce options. 
  • Describe two elements of the paradigm shift.
  • Discuss ways in which the coach can assist the couple to improve communication and honor each party's interests. 
  • Differentiate the unique role of child specialist as a neutral and how this is used to assist parents and children during this time of family transition. 
  • Work as a team of professionals with your clients as they navigate the dissolution process and restructure their famly.
  • Name two situations in which collaborative divorce is not appropriate .

This training will introduce you to the practies and skills needed to implement a collaborative practice, You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss these theories and processes with other professionals interested in working collaboratively. This two-day course meets the minimum training standards set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). Lunch is included for both days, with morning and afternoon refreshments.

Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form. 

Continuing Education 
Attorneys: Banholomew & Wasznicky LLP (BW) is a Slate Bar of California approved MCLE provider and celtifies that this course meets the requirements for 16 hours of MCLE credit. MFCCs/LCSWs: This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of CE credit for LMFTs. LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Bartholomew & Wasznidcy LLP (BW; provider#137321) Is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 
(CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs and LCSWs. BW mainlains responsibility for this progam/course and its content. CFPs: Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP (BW) is CFP Board of Standards Sponsor#2647. This course has been accepted by the Board for 13 hours of credit. 


Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 
315 Pittman Road 
Fairiield, California 94534 


This workshop will be conducted by the entire SCPG Training Team -- all experienced collaborative professionals from the legal, mental health, and financial disciplines. 
Their credentials are listed below.

Hal Bartholomew, JD, CFLS, CDFA ™ 
Paul Brimberry, JD 
Kristine Cummings, JD, CFLS 
Kathleen Faulkner, CDFA ™, IAR 
Valerie Frankel, LMFT 
John D. "JD" Heberger, CPA, CVA 
Diana Hirning-Johnson, MA, LMFT 
Steve Rutlen, CPA, CDFA ™ 
Kristine Young, JD 

Contact email: 
Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Price info: 

$555.00 Early Bird (by 12/15/2021) 
$605.00 Late Bird (by 1/5/2022) 
$655.00 Standard (after 1/5/2022)

Cancellation fees: $75 prior to 1/1/20222; $200 thereafter. 

For further information, including requesting accommodation for special needs, obtaining grievance policy or reporting a grievance, contact Lindie Newlin at 
{916) 455-5200 or e--mail