Rochester, New York 14618
As a collaborative lawyer and settlement advocate, I help divorcing clients reach good, long-lasting agreements paying close attention to what they care about most. With guidance from caring and experienced collaborative professionals, couples can divorce intelligently and creatively, considerate of one another and of their children.
I offer training for collaborative professionals - please refer to the Trainers Directory for further information and references.
I offer Advanced one and two day learning opportunites, Intermediate one and two day trainings and a two day Introductory Training, working closely with other trainers to address the specific needs of the community. If group funds are limited, I will work with experienced practitioners in the hosting group to build an interdisciplinary training team.
Not adhering to any one model of practice or training, I embrace the concept of encouraging professionals to work in concert to help families in crisis learn to resolve conflicts respectfully.
Two Day Introductory Collaborative Training. This introductory intensive training is intended to help participants understand the basic and profound shift in thinking, focus and intention needed to represent clients in the collaborative process. We include lecture, discussion, demonstration and role-play. The professionals, working and learning together are forming the basis for collaborative practice groups in the communities where I have trained. One and Two Day Advanced Collaborative Trainings are prepared for collaborative professionals who have attended a basic training and have had some experience working in this process. They recognize the need for ongoing learning opportunities and are eager to increase their competence and confidence as collaborative practitioners.
Between 2002 and 2015, I have conducted:
Forty-nine (49) Two-Day Introductory Trainings - both Basic and Interdisciplinary):
New York: New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Syracuse, Ithaca, Bath, Rochester, Rome, Utica, Albany, Buffalo; Rockville, MD; Washington, DC; Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Toronto, Belleville, Ontario CA; Anchorage, AK; Annapolis MD; Pittsburgh, PA; Greensburg, PA, State College, PA, Erie, PA, Niagara Falls, NY and
Twenty-five (25) One and Two-Day Advanced Trainings:
Across New York and Ontario, CA; Albuquerque, NM; Ellicott City, MD; Anchorage, AK; Pittsburgh, PA; Hancock, MA,
(with Stu Webb, Marion Korn, Stuart Levison, Donna Maier, Beth Danehy, Mariette Geldenhuys and Mary McNeish Stengel)
Darcy A. Shoop, Esq. (301) 838-3228 Rockville, MD;
Wendy S. Gould, Esq. (607) 776-4164 Bath, NY;
David R. Murch, Esq. (585) 671-4473 Rochester, NY