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Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, 6-Day Training Session, May 27 - June 11

Updated: May 13, 2021

With an esteemed international faculty, we bring this year’s introductory collaborative practice training to you in a virtual environment, saving you time and money, while also maintaining an active learning environment.

As a virtual training, our efforts will take place each Thursday and Friday afternoon for three weeks, culminating into six, 3 ½ hour sessions in an interactive and engaging Zoom portal. To maximize your learning experience, the training will be limited to 25 attendees, consisting of lawyers as well as mental health and financial professionals that would be involved in the collaborative practice process. Click Here to register. Note: When registering for a session, you are registering for all 6 sessions and must attend all 6 Zoom sessions to receive all the credits. Registration will be open through May 24.


Bring a mental health or financial professional and save...

Receive 50% off tuition of second and third professional after the first registrant pays full tuition.

To take advantage of this tremendous savings, simply use the following discount codes when prompted at checkout and the second and third registrant receive 50% off tuition after the first registrant pays full tuition:

Discount Code for One Colleague = 1collab

Discount Code for Two Colleagues = 2collab

Click Here to register.



Week 1: May 27 & 28, 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. Both Days

Session 1

- Introductions

- Program Overview

- What is Collaborative Practice

- The Professional Team & Benefits of the Team Model

- Paradigm Shift

Session 2

- Interest-Based Negotiation

- Introducing Clients to Collaborative Practice

- Elevator Speeches

- First Lawyer-Client Interview

Week 2: June 3 & 4, 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. Both Days

Session 3

- Initial Meetings

- First Lawyer/Lawyer Conversation

- Child Specialist Role

- First Professional Team Contact

Session 4

- Standards and Ethics

- Client Prep for 1st Joint Session

- Professionals Prep for 1st Joint Session

Week 3: June 10 & 11, 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. Both Days

Session 5

- First Joint Session

- Coaching Session

- Financial Meetings

- Joint Sessions

- Child Specialist Meetings

Session 6

- Role of Law/Timing of Legal Advice

- Impasse

- Parenting Plans

- Values Exercise

- Last Joint Meeting

- Final Team Debrief




Ann Lucas, MA, LHMC

Director & Owner of The Evergreen Clinic, Kirkland, WA

Anne is the Director and owner of The Evergreen Clinic in Kirkland, WA which consists of an independent group of therapists, psychologists and prescribers all practicing under one roof who provide mental health services to the Eastside. She works as a Divorce Coach in Collaborative Practice assisting couples in creating healthy divorce options and post-divorce relationships, a parent coach for post-divorce families and as a mediator helping resolve disputes with creative solutions. Anne is a co-founder of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group training attorneys, mental health and financial professionals in Collaborative Law locally and across the country. She is the past president of King County Collaborative Law and Collaborative Professionals of Washington. She is currently the current IACP president.


Gaylene Stingl, MST, CP, CVA

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Gaylene is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the WI Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gaylene has been a member of the IACP Training Faculty since it was established and offers a variety of training on topics including: Basic collaborative training, Tax issues in divorce, Valuation issues in divorce, Income for support issues in divorce, and advance collaborative training topics.


George Richardson, JD

Law & Mediation Office of George B. Richardson, Palo Alto, CA

George Richardson, JD - George has been a Collaborative Practitioner since the early 1990's, has been a member of IACP since its inception and is a former President, Secretary, and Director of Collaborative Practice California, his statewide organization. Over the years, he has represented clients in scores of Collaborative Practice cases and has been a teaching member of teams that have trained hundreds of lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial specialists in Australia and throughout the United States and Canada.


Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training: 6-Day Session

12 CLE / 1 E / 12 CME / 14 CPE

May 27 & 28 • June 3 & 4 • June 11 & 12

1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. (All Sessions)

LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS - From your home or office

Note: When registering for a session, you are registering for all 6 sessions and must attend all 6 Zoom sessions to receive all the credits. Registration will be open through May 24.

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