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Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training

Friday, June 07, 2019
Co-Sponsored By The NH Collaborative Law Alliance

Location: Susan N. McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH

This is a 2-day didactic /experiential training in the principles and application of multidisciplinary collaborative practice, a team-oriented, alternative dispute resolution approach to helping separating and divorcing couples negotiate settlement terms without going to court, and to do so with a minimum of upset and a maximum of open communication and mutual respect, and with the best interests of their children and their future selves as co-parents in mind. Mental health professionals will learn to work in this team model with attorneys and financial specialists to help couples achieve their goals.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1.  Describe three key aspects of the history, theory, and practical application of multidisciplinary collaborative practice to potential divorcing couples.
  2.  Describe how to apply the language and techniques of two other professionals so as to be able to promote successful negotiations aimed at helping couples reach their own constructive settlements.
  3.  Explain four different functions that each professional will be performing in the context of the multidisciplinary meetings.
  4. Prepare for impasse and resistance by identifying 2 obstacles that will often occur and 2   communication strategies that will help overcome this.
  5. Utilize and explain at least five different documents such as formal participation agreements, court-required forms, questionnaires, checklists, etc 
  6. Identify and discuss at least three ethical considerations of working with a  multidisciplinary team.
  7. Identify at least three ways that professionals can deepen their skill sets for providing the Collaborative Divorce process to couples and families.

Presenters: Jane M. Schirch, Esq., Catherine P. McKay, Esq., Karen Ela Kenny, LICSW, Jill B. Boynton, CDFA

14 CEs


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