Saturday PM Workshop #22 The Creative Power of Doubling Up: Exploring the Two-Coach Model

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.

In this highly interactive training, an experienced lawyer and a mental health professional will tackle the ‘what, why and how’ of the two-coach model. Participants will learn assessment factors indicating suitability for the two-coach model, process differences when lawyers and coaches are working in a four-way mode, the basic skills necessary for divorce coaches, how to do this work without aligning too closely with the clients, and the benefits and challenges of team communication.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00