POSTPONED Hamden, CT Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

Date and time: 
May 14, 2020 - 8:00am to May 15, 2020 - 4:30pm
Event type: 
Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

This training is designed for family law attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals who are interested in expanding their practice area(s) to include collaborative divorce. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about and obtain practical experience and skill development in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative practice.

Collaborative divorce is a methodology that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to help families transition through the divorce process. The goal of the process is to preserve the integrity of the family and the dignity and self-respect of all family members.

The collaborative model is a non-adversarial approach to divorce that differs from mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution options.

Training Topics will include:

  • How to make the paradigm shift from a litigation model to a collaborative model
  • The stages of a collaborative case
  • The roles of each member of the professional team
  • Ethical considerations for each of the professions
  • The road map of a collaborative caseParticipants will learn:

Participants will learn:

  • The process and substantive skills for completing a collaborative case
  • The basic components of interest based negotiations
  • How to work effectively within the interdisciplinary team
  • Strategies for dealing with impasse
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • Basic assessment tools for determining the right process for clients

This training promises to be challenging and rewarding for participants. It will be highly interactive and will include opportunities to learn and practice new skills in small groups and role play exercises.  Participants will expand their repertoire of services to offer future clients. They will meet allied professionals and colleagues and have valuable networking opportunities.


Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT


Kim L. Duell, Esq.

James G. Russell, C.P.A.

Elizabeth S. Thayer, Ph.D.

Contact email:
CCND - Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce
Price info: 

$525 CCND Member, early

$575 Non-Member, early