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Joint CDRP and DCACP 2022 Holiday Party

End of Year Holiday Party A Joint Celebration Between CDRP and DCACP! Members and their guests of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals and the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals are invited to gather and celebrate the end of the year together! Read More
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May 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, May 10, 2023 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Children, Anxiety and Divorce: Helping Children Build Resilience and Manage Worry. Presented by: Bonnie Zucker, PhD This presentation will focus on understanding anxiety in children and teens whose families are going through the divorce process. We will review the symptoms and presentation of anxiety, specifically common worries and separation fears, parental factors that affect anxiety in children, and how professionals dealing with divorce can best support children. Participants will become familiar with strategies to help children and their parents address anxiety that may surface during difficult changes in the family. We will take a look at protective factors and what builds resiliency and confidence in children facing divorce. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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March 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6:30 – 8:00 PM 5:45 – 6:30 PM Pre-Meeting Social The Paradigm Shift: You know it when you see it. Presented by Barbara Burr and Rebecca Shankman Justice Potter Stewart once struggled to accurately describe pornography, and giving up, proclaimed that “I know it when I see it.” Likewise, the Paradigm Shift can be hard to define. But we are quick to recognize when we don’t see it (in others, that is)! Elusive though a definition may be, the Paradigm Shift may just be the thing that distinguishes a masterful Collaborative professional. This program will delve into a deep understanding of just what is the paradigm shift and, importantly, how do we successfully make that shift – in our heads, in our hearts and in our practice. Please note: This meeting will be in-person. Kindly submit your ticket purchase below to record your attendance. Read More
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September 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, September 13, 2023 6:00 – 6:30 PM Pre-Meeting Social 6:30 – 8:00 PM Member Meeting Update on the Success of the Ongoing Social Media Campaign in 2023 and Aspirational Plans for 2024 and Beyond! Presented by Patrice Garver, PhD, Darcy Shoop, and Sarah Zimmerman with participation by the Socialistics Team We are nearing the 1-year mark of the Social Media Campaign sponsored by DCACP, CDRP and CPNV! Patrice, Darcy, and Sarah will provide an overview of the Campaign and its successes. The presentation will be interactive, and Members will be encouraged to engage with and ask questions of the Socialistics Team and the presenters – with the goal of our membership having a deeper understanding of the Campaign, its goals, and our aspirational plans to continue the Campaign into 2024 and beyond. We hope you’ll join us for drinks and catching up at 6:00 PM! Dinner will be 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Please note: This meeting will be in-person. Kindly submit your ticket purchase below to record your attendance. Read More
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February 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, February 8, 2023 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Tell Me Your Story: The Role and Power of Our Clients’ Narratives Presented by Natalie Goldberg, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C and Sue Soler, LCSW-C, LICSW All clients come to the Collaborative process with a narrative. It’s through their narrative that they make sense of what’s happened in their lives, their relationships and the divorce. In this program, we’ll explore how those narratives play a significant role in how our clients view the process, the professionals, their partner and the resolution. How they are, in fact, another reference point for our clients. We will discuss the purpose of narratives, what informs narratives, and why it is important for us to understand and integrate narratives into our work and process with clients. Finally, we will explore frameworks and tools available to the professionals as we work with each other and our clients on getting to resolution using narratives as a main reference point. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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October 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

Loneliness and the Need for Connection During Divorce. How loneliness impacts health, loneliness as an emotional health crisis; the importance of hope. Presented by: Lisa Herrick, PhD MONDAY! October 16, 2023 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. – U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy “I’m not much, but I’m all I have.” – Philip K. Dick “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams “I like being alone. I have control over my own shit.” – Horacio Jones “To live alone is the fate of all great souls.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Loneliness is a much more complex state of being than we might think, and the experience of loneliness can stem from a wide range of causes. This program will explore the nature of loneliness and how our clients, heading into, though, or out of divorce struggle with feelings of isolation and alienation. We will also talk about how we, as helping professionals, can help our clients identify these feelings, cope with them a little more effectively, and perhaps ease their own loneliness. We will talk about how to really sit with our clients in ways that may help them feel – just for a moment, with us, a little less lonely. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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November 2023 – Monthly Member Meeting

The Psychology of Language in Collaborative Work Presented by: Natalie Goldberg, LCSW and Sue Soler, LCSW Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Sticks and stones may break our bones and words can hurt and help us. The words we use have power and make an important difference in our work with clients. We live in a time when language is often used to incite hatred and division instead of empathy and understanding. Words can be used to calm, unite, inspire, provoke, divide, or shame and impact us at a biological and psychological level. As collaborative professionals, it is helpful to recognize the impact of words on our work and how our shared collaborative language can be used as a tool to create a consistent and cohesive culture within our community and to more effectively reduce unnecessary conflict and manage conflict. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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January 2024 – Monthly Member Meeting

Crucial Conversations – for Coaches, Attorneys, and Financial Neutrals How do we talk with clients about critical topics in the process (specifically) and in divorce (generally)? Presented by: Debbie Beach, LCSW, Geoff Burroughs, CFP®, CDFA®, and Erin Golding, Esq. Wednesday, January 10, 2024 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM There are moments at the beginning, middle, and end of Collaborative cases where all Collaborative professionals find ourselves needing to have critical conversations with our clients to help shift their thinking and set the case up for success. In this program, we will discuss – from each profession’s perspective – some key conversations that professionals need to have with their clients at the start of Collaborative cases to help ensure clients’ expectations are set appropriately and that the case has the best chances of successfully moving through the Collaborative Process; the key conversations each profession has during the Collaborative Process about substantive issues clients are grappling with; and the key conversations we have near the end of a Collaborative case to bring it over the finish line. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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February 2024 – Monthly Member Meeting

Shifting Trends in Collaborative Work: The good, the bad and . . . . where we go from here. Presented by: DCACP Education Committee Wednesday, February 14, 2024 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Have you observed that Collaborative matters, well all our matters, seem more challenging than ever and, notably, in new and not very welcome ways? Clients seem less flexible. Options seem fewer and harder to find. Modifications of the process seem to backfire, ushering in yet a new host of challenges and hurdles. Professional teammates (er, we might mean we) show up with creativity and patience fuel tanks that are half-full at best and dropping fast? Well, the members of the DCACP Education Committee have definitely noticed these shifting trends and in true collaborative fashion, we tried to get curious about these shifting trends. Join the DCACP Education Committee as we take a deep dive into the particular nature of the challenges that we are seeing, the limitations of tried and true techniques, as well as ideas for new strategies, ideas and tools. Part I: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (Zoom, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) Part II: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (Zoom, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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March 2024 – Monthly Member Meeting

Part II: Shifting Trends in Collaborative Work: The good, the bad and . . . . where we go from here. Presented by: DCACP Education Committee Wednesday, March 13, 2024 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM This meeting is the second in a two-part series. Even if you missed Part 1, please join us for a dynamic presentation and discussion moderated by the DCACP Education Committee. Have you observed that Collaborative matters, well all our matters, seem more challenging than ever and, notably, in new and not very welcome ways? Clients seem less flexible. Options seem fewer and harder to find. Modifications of the process seem to backfire, ushering in yet a new host of challenges and hurdles. Professional teammates (er, we might mean we) show up with creativity and patience fuel tanks that are half-full at best and dropping fast? Well, the members of the DCACP Education Committee have definitely noticed these shifting trends and in true collaborative fashion, we tried to get curious about these shifting trends. Please Join the DCACP Education Committee as we take a deep dive into the particular nature of the challenges that we are seeing, the limitations of tried and true techniques, as well as ideas for new strategies, ideas and tools. Part I: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Part II: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (Zoom, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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