Mediation & Interest-Based Negotiation Skills Training

Date and time: 
April 29, 2019 - 9:00pm to May 3, 2019 - 9:00pm
Event type: 
Educational Opportunity

This course is an intensive five-day, 40-hour training designed to engage participants in identifying, developing and honing the interest-based negotiation and mediation skills required for professionals to satisfy the training requirements established by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as well as Mediation certification opportunities. The course will focus on core concepts such as tuning-in to what clients need, want, feel and require; identifying the practitioner's own approaches to conflict and personal interactions with others professionally and personally; and exploring skills related to neutral collaborative advocacy. Demonstrations and role-plays will be used as tools to enable participants to view and experience the various skills addressed during the five-day training.


Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW - 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009


Barbara A. Burr, J.D. is a lawyer specializing in family matters. She received her first Collaborative training in 2006 and has been building her Collaborative practice ever since. She teaches regularly on issues of conflict resolution and is a founding member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute. Barbara belongs to many organizations that share a dedication to Collaborative matters, including the DC Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, the Collaborative Project of DC (bringing Collaborative Practice to families of low and modest means), and the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, where her law firm shares space with other Collaborative professionals who share a dedication to Collaborative matters. Barbara received her Law degree with honors from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Washington. She previously received certification as a CPA. Prior to Family Law, Ms. Burr clerked for the Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, then served as a Civil Rights Attorney for close to a dozen years, first with the United States Department of Justice and then with the National Women’s Law Center. She is admitted to practice in D.C. and Maryland.
(202) 347-9002 | |

Lisa Herrick, Ph.D.
is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, families and couples for thirty years. Much of her practice has focused on helping people improve their marriages, or, when necessary, navigate separation and divorce. Dr. Herrick has worked as a Collaborative Coach and as a Child Specialist for ten years and has successfully completed more than 140 Collaborative cases. She has trained Collaborative professionals throughout the US and Canada, and she has co-written (with Kate Scharff, MSW) a book titled, Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce, A Guide for Enlightened Team Practice, ABA Press, 2010. Mastering Crucial Moments in Separation and Divorce, a second book co-written with Kate, was published by the ABA in October, 2016.  Dr. Herrick was voted by her peers to be one of the best D.C. area couple therapists, and one of the best mental health professionals for services related to separation and divorce in the Washingtonian Magazine survey. She co-founded, in 2010, the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, where attorneys, mental health professionals and financial experts share space and a common vision of helping people resolve disputes in respectful, creative ways.
703-847-5793 | |

Contact email:
Collaborative Practice Training Institute
Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI)
Price info: 

EARLY BIRD (through April 9, 2019): $895
REGULAR (after April 9, 2019): $995