It is widely recognized that parental conflict has adverse effects on children. This workshop is designed to assist participants in understanding what conflict actually does to children and their developing brains. Learn how the professionals involved in these complex cases can protect the children from the fallout of parental conflict.
The Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) and Rules (UCLR) have now been adopted in an increasing number of jurisdictions, and plans are afoot in many more jurisdictions. Come and share your ideas and strategies to get the UCLA passed countrywide, and how to make the most of its passage.
From the first phone call, clients receive direct and indirect information about how you can help them. The language, listening skills, and questions asked all indicate to the client which options are viable to them. Honing these skills will increase your effectiveness in bringing clients to the Collaborative table.
Explore instances in Collaborative cases where implicit bias may impact the professionals’ ability to effectively guide clients. Using specific case examples and fishbowl role-play, we will address how to recognize when the implicit biases of the professionals are affecting a case, and what to do about it.
This workshop is a theoretical and a manual activity that reflects on the phases of the separation of the couple and the way to build a new parental relationship. This is done through the metaphor of Kintsugi, a Japanese method for fixing broken precious objects, making them better by rebuilding them with mastic, lacquer and gold. How can a professional (or a professional team) focus more on real needs and strengths instead of difficulties and wrongs? In this workshop, we'll show you how enlightened strengths, time, care and patience are needed to work with families.
Constantly changing interconnected systems defy a predetermined process. This workshop explores a creative alternative to managing the inevitable chaos that arises in our cases.
We will focus on the taxonomy of simple, complicated and complex problems and the challenge of applying a process roadmap to a complex system, such as a divorce, that is constantly changing, unpredictable and dependent upon interaction among the participants.
The rich and comprehensive data from the second IACP Client Experience Study invites us to reflect deeply, challenge our assumptions, and expand our repertoire of practices for enhancing client experiences and post-divorce perceptions about the divorce process. Participants can expect to be surprised, challenged, and inspired by what the data seems to tell us. While we will spend some time reviewing the data, the majority of the workshop will be an exploration of intriguing ideas for taking Collaborative Practice into the future.
Working effectively with difficult, non-compliant, devastated or withdrawn clients requires flexibility, skills, strength, and not to mention practice. Personal Collaborative training tones your Collaborative muscle, leading to increased confidence, improved team performance and successful outcomes. In this PFI, Collaborative “workouts” include instruction and “fish bowl” demonstrations of fundamental and advanced conflict-resolution tools.
Collaborative process is about creating a new experience of empowerment and safety for clients. On the legal front, the aligned nature of the lawyer/client relationship in Collaborative Practice naturally gives lawyers leverage to assist their clients to move from positional bargaining to interest-based negotiations. The aligned nature of the two-coach model gives mental health professionals more scope to support individual clients’ stories and help them move forward without needing to unify the pace or emotional experience of separation.
During this workshop, we will tackle the following topics:
- What is visual facilitation?
- Mapping a process and displaying its steps
- Representing a conflict or a thorny question
- Observing and setting problems out of the usual frame
- Mapping positions, common interests and needs
- Ways and paths of change