Events

DCACP Holiday Party

You’re invited to the DCACP Holiday Party. Friday, December 15th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm Hosted by Lisa Herrick and Drey Samuelson There will be catered dinner and holiday beverages.  Fee is $40 (plus ones are free).  You can pay online or at the door. We invite all creative souls to perform a skit, lead a song or….You name it, and WE’LL LOVE IT!! RSVP to: Admin@collaborativepracticecenterdc.com Read More
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DCACP Membership Program and Dinner

Come join us for the presentation, Communication “MATS:” A Technique for Helping Clients and Ourselves Talk Through Conflicts…an Experiential (and Networking!) Program.  Presenters: Natalie Goldberg and Chris Brown, with help from Karen Freed and Scott Kreeger. Our presenters will teach us how to use Communication “MATS” and demonstrate their use. The remainder of the program will allow our members to pair up with someone they don’t already know, and put the MATS into action in their own one-on-one conversation. We will reunite toward the end of the evening to talk as a large group about our experiences in these conversations. Our presenters will review ways in which the skills we learn while using the MATS can be widely applied in our work, and in our lives. 5:45 – 6:30 — networking 6:30 – 7:45 — program and dinner* *The program/dinner fee is $40.  There will be a bar open where members can purchase drinks for an additional cost. Read More
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DCACP Membership Program and Dinner

Come join us for the presentation, Updating Our Message, Elevator Speeches and Media Outreach to Keep Up With Our Evolution.  Presenters: Barbara Burr and Robin Taub With our evolving proficiency in providing a wider variety of multi-disciplinary, out of court process options, we need to refine and inform our current messages to clients and community so our language provides a focus that includes, but expands beyond, our explanations of Collaborative “Large C”. At the same time, our discussions need to remain clear with new clients, colleagues and the larger community audience about the variety of peacemaking options we are now able to offer. This program will help members begin to think about updating their own elevator speech, their website profiles, and the ways in which DCACP can reach a wider client population now that Collaborative has been available to DC area clients for over ten years. 5:45 – 6:30 — networking 6:30 – 7:45 — program and dinner* *The program/dinner fee is $40.  There will be a bar open where members can purchase drinks for an additional cost. Read More
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DCACP Membership Program and Dinner

Come join us for the presentation, Upping Our Game in Enrolling Collaborative Clients and Their Spouses.  Presenters: Paul Smollar, Andrea Hirsch and Adele D’Ari. We have been enrolling clients and their spouses in Collaborative – and cooperative – processes for quite some time now. What have we learned? Can we improve our approach, our skill, and our techniques in helping clients understand the benefits of the Collaborative Process, and thereby increase the number of Collaborative cases we are engaged in? Our presenters have given this a lot of thought over the years, and will offer us some new and improved ideas for how to effectively enroll our clients and their spouses in a process that will serve them well. 5:45 – 6:30 — networking 6:30 – 7:45 — program and dinner* *The program/dinner fee is $40.  There will be a bar open where members can purchase drinks for an additional cost. Read More
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DCACP Membership Program and Dinner

Come join us for the presentation, Can We Offer Our Peacemaking Paradigms to Even High Conflict Clients?  We Would Say….That’s a “Yes.”  Presenters: Sue Soler, Heather Hostetter, Kate Scharff Not all high conflict cases are appropriate for out-of-court processes, but many can benefit from at least some of our peacemaking protocols and many of our evolved, interest-based negotiation skills and cooperative relationships. This program will highlight such topics as: Process options that offer clients who are litigating financial issues to work with mental health mediators on parenting and custody issues. Ways in which settlement minded and/or litigating attorneys can bring in divorce and parenting coaches, child specialists, and financial neutrals to facilitate even the most high conflict cases and help clients find the most family-friendly options possible. Creative roles for mental health professionals who may be helpful to attorneys who are headed for Court. How litigating and settlement attorneys can rely on their evolved Collaborative and collaborative skills to engage opposing counsel in the hopes of moving some of the conflict to the negotiation table. 5:45 – 6:30 — networking 6:30 – 7:45 — program and dinner* *The program/dinner fee is $40.  There will be a bar open where members can purchase drinks for an additional cost. Read More
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DCACP Membership Program and Dinner

Come join us for the presentation, Increasing Our Collaborative Caseload from the Inside Out: A Self-Assessment Exercise  Presenters: Lisa Herrick and Barb Burr. Some of our members do a fair amount of Collaborative cases and their success is based both on referrals, and on their own generation of cases. Others voice frustration and feel discouraged by the slow pace of building their Collaborative practice caseload. That slow pace can be perplexing. This program will explore several ingredients –both external and internal – that can contribute to the steady or relatively slower pace of building one’s Collaborative practice. We will take a little time during the program to allow members to explore a Self-Assessment that may help each individual sort out what is contributing to success, or getting in the way of doing more Collaborative work. Our hope is that this exercise will help ALL members look ahead to the coming year and see opportunities for building their own caseload in ways that they will find personally satisfying. 5:45 – 6:30 — networking 6:30 – 7:45 — program and dinner* *The program/dinner fee is $40.  There will be a bar open where members can purchase drinks for an additional cost. Read More
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Renew Membership Online

Members, it's time to renew. Payment must be received by July 1, 2018.