Lone Star Collaborative Training

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"This training is absolutely crucial to understanding the value of every professionals role on the collaborative team and what they offer to the collaborative process!"

About the Training

Lone Star Collaborative Law Trainers offer two-day trainings for lawyers, mental health professionals and financial professionals in the“Team Model” of interdisciplinary collaborative law.   This “Team Model” training is designed for participants who have previously been trained in the basics of the collaborative law model. The Team Model involves the participation of two attorneys, one neutral communications facilitator (the mental health professional) and one neutral financial professional.  In appropriate cases, a child specialist may also be involved.   Although initially designed for training professionals working with families in the divorce arena, the skills taught are easily transferable to other civil disputes.

The training is designed to meet the Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training designed and promulgated by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and all of our trainers meet and exceed the IACP’s Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers.  Training modalities utilized include live and video demonstrations, role plays, small group exercises, dialogue between and among trainers and participants, and Power Point presentations.  Each attendee will receive a course book containing articles on difference aspects of collaborative practice, forms, practice aids, sample protocols of practice for each discipline, marketing materials, and a bibliography of relevant publications.  The training can be adapted to meet the experience level of the attendees. 

In conformity with the IACP’s minimum training standards, participants will 1) learn how to maximize the knowledge and skills of each team member, both individually and together; 2) explore the interpersonal and professional aspects unique to interdisciplinary work; 3) examine the specific boundaries and ethics common to each profession and the unique considerations these pose when working together as a team; and 4) come to understand the nature of the work performed by each discipline in the general area to which the dispute relates and their roles in the collaborative process.

Lone Star trainers are also available on an individual or group basis to provide telephone conference consultations for collaborative practitioners and practice groups.