About IACP

IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.


Transform how conflict is resolved worldwide through Collaborative Practice.


IACP supports Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option worldwide by:


  • establishing and upholding the essential elements, ethical and practice standards of Collaborative Practice;
  • fostering professional excellence by educating and providing resources to Collaborative practitioners;
  • leading and integrating the Collaborative community; and
  • promoting the growth of Collaborative Practice.


For more information about IACP and its committees, please contact us at info@collaborativepractice.com

2018 Committees

Access to Collaboration Committee
Chair: Deirdre Severide

Asia Collaborative Law Task Force
Co-chairs:  Kay Chan and Rajan Chettiar

Collaborative Higher Education Task Force
Co-chairs:  Kay Chan and Jennifer Hetherington

Forum Workshop Proposal Review Committee

Fundraising Committee
Co-Chairs: Robert Merlin and Zanita Zacks-Gabriel

Institutional Affiliation Committee
Chair: Zanita Zacks-Gabriel

Practice Group Development Committee
Co-Chairs: Francesca King and Loretta Gephart 

Research Committee
Co-Chairs: Barbara Kelly 
and Adam Cordover 

Standards and Ethics Committee
Chair: Diane Diel and Suzan Barrie-Aiken 

Trainers Development and Network Committee
Chairs: Anne Lucas

UCLA Advisory Panel
Chair: Robert Merlin

Website Content Update Committee
Chair: Jennifer Hetherington

Website development Task Force
Chair:  Loretta Gephart