Collaborative Practice Marin


11-Nov-2014 12:00 | "Empathy for LGBTQ Clients and Their Spouses"
770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA.

This program was created by The CPCal Diversity Committee, designed by Dr. James Walton and will be presented to us by Lissa Rapoport and Charlie Spiegel.

14-Oct-2014 12:00-2:00 | "Getting Comfortable with Non-Rational Forces in the Negotiating Room" Pauline Tesler
Town Center meeting room
In this lunchtime program, Pauline Tesler, Director of the Integrative Law Institute at Commonweal, will invite us to explore how non-rational forces --including priming, framing, physical space, language and metaphor, and more--can operate to undermine, or to support, values-driven collaborative dispute and conflict resolution. Pauline's focus is on how new understandings from the biological and social sciences can enrich our work as collaborative professionals. Join us for this two-hour program, which carries two hours of general MCLE and two hours of CFLS credit for lawyers. Be prepared to think about applications in our daily work with clients. As usual, Pauline is offering us the opportunity to experience new workshop material at an early stage of development. Come prepared to discuss how we can use this material in our daily work with clients.

8-Apr-2014  | "Developing Your Plan for Increasing Your Collaborative Cases"

13-May-2014 Noon | "Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice, a Brief Overview of Basics, Assessment and Suitability for the CP Model" Stefan Benton, MFT

10-Jun-2014 Noon | "Case Consultation (no guests please)"

05-Sep-2014 All Day--details TBA | "A Day with Norman Fischer: "Self Reflection in Action: "A Contemplative Training for Conflict Professionals""

The workshop is based on work developed by Gary Friedman and the Center for Understanding in Conflict, as outlined in his forthcoming book “Inside Out: Working Through Conflict.”

Norman Fischer is a poet and senior Zen Buddhist priest, known for his humorous, open, and eclectic teaching. He served as an abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995-2000, when he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of communities and projects with outposts on the West Coast, Canada and Mexico. In addition to his Zen communities he works with business people, the tech community, caregivers for the dying, lawyers, and Jewish meditators, and for almost a decade with Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein at the Center for Understanding in Conflict. His most recent collections of poetry are “Conflict” (Chax Press, 2012) and “The Strugglers. (Singing Horse Press, 2013)” His most recent Buddhist publication is “Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong.”(Shambhala, 2013). He writes frequently for major Buddhist publications and teaches and travels widely.

About Collaborative Practice Marin

CPM is a community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working together to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.  We are located in Marin County, California. 

Why Collaborative Divorce?

“Divorce is never easy but the collaborative process made mine bearable.  I had more control and therefore less stress and anxiety because I had an active role.”


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