Events

September Membership Program and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, Power, Privilege and Entitlement: Themes That Intersect Our Work. Presenters:   Barbara Burr, J.D. and Brandes Ash, J.D. This program will explore ways in which gender, wealth, race and culture thread through the dynamics of our Collaborative cases. How do we understand these varied forces on our clients? How do we stay mindful of our own feelings and reactions? How do we have difficult conversations – with clients and between ourselves? 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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October Memebership Presentation and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, Inheritance: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Roles Inherited Wealth Can Play During Collaborative Cases Presenters: Anne Marie Jackson, J.D. and Debora May, C.P.A. While the law on inheritance can be crystal clear, the other reference points often drown that one out during discussions about property division and support. We will look at ways in which inherited wealth can facilitate, obstruct, or confuse a Collaborative process and even contaminate the feelings of each professional about what seems “fair and reasonable”. The frequent presence of a loud 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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November Membership Presentation and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, The Terrible Territory of “Resist-Refuse” Dynamics in Collaborative: When Children Push Away From Seeing A Parent Presenters: Lisa Herrick Ph.D. and Natalie Goldberg, L.C.S.W. The statistics are bleak regarding success rates of therapy for reunifying children with parents they have rejected. When clients choose Collaborative, they don’t often fit the pattern of alienating parenting, or children who have not seen a parent in many months – or years. However, we do sometimes cope with children who are reluctant to spend much time with one parent, and who strongly prefer the other. These alliances are not always accepted or understood by the parents, and the Collaborative team gets caught trying to figure out just what to do. This program will review the literature about children who resist or refuse time with one parent, and approaches we can take within the Collaborative process to help even these toughest family patterns. 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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January Membership Presentation and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, Global Options: Often the Make or Break of Resolving our Cases Presenters: Erin Golding, J.D. What are our options when developing global options? What factors can turn this phase into a thinly veiled proposal-counter-proposal negotiation between attorneys? How can we organize the development of global options in ways that promote continued collaboration, and creativity? Our presenters will help our community refresh and refine our approach to this phase of our work. 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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February Membership Presentation and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, Through The Eyes of Children: Bringing In the Kids’ Voices Presenters: Debra Nackman, Ph.D. and Carol Miller, Ph.D. Our presenters will offer some personal experiences of children they have worked with as Child Specialists. This program will focus not on theory, but on carrying to our community the experience, perceptions, worries, and fantasies of children whose families are coming apart – so that we may be more sensitive and attuned to our clients’ children going forward. 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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March Membership Presentation and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, A Deep Dive into Child Specialist Work: Fine Tuning Our Approaches to Working with Both The Children and The Parents Presenters: Sue Soler, L.C.S.W. and Natalie Goldberg, L.C.S.W. How do our child specialists do their most effective work? Our presenters will examine protocols for moving through each process with families in ways that maximize the chance that parents will be able to use the feedback in useful and sensitive ways. The program will focus not only on specific techniques with especially challenging children, but on how to arrange and deliver the feedback to especially challenging parental dynamics. 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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May Membership Meeting and Dinner

Join DCACP for the presentation, Looking into The Future of the DC Collaborative Community: Where From Here? Presenters: Lisa Herrick PhD will facilitate a multi-disciplinary panel of our community members Periodically DCACP reflects on our evolution since 2006 when we founded our practice group. Recently, a few core members of our community either announced their coming retirement, or already sailed off into their next chapter. Meanwhile, fortunately, several younger, newish members have sunk roots into our community, have jumped into responsibilities and new cases, and are steadily morphing into being integral people in our practice group. Reflection on growth and development can provide us with opportunities to take pride in our accomplishments, and develop visions for our future. So this program will give us a time to do just that. This program will be more facilitated than taught and will encourage everyone who attends to speak up about their observations, hopes and ideas for the coming decade of DCACP. 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

Payment for 2019-2020 membership must be received by July 1, 2019.