Back on the Trail

Riding On in Collaboration


April 21-23, 2023

Grand Bay Hotel, San Francisco
223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

About the Annual Celebration

How can you help grow Collaborative Practice in California, in your practice group, and in your office? Participate in the annual Celebration! The Celebration is an exceptional way to expand your knowledge and your collaborative network, an integral part of growing your practice and this year will be no exception.

Plus, did you know that the Celebration is the single fundraising event for CP Cal? Your participation will fund CP Cal initiatives to educate the public and other professionals about Collaborative Practice.

Collaborative Practice California Celebration XVII Back on the Trail, Riding on in Collaboration will bring together top Collaborative Professionals from all over the State and beyond for an engaging in-person conference!

Conference Highlights

CP CAL is renowned for outstanding programming and plenary speakers that touch peacemakers to the core. And so much more!

  • Premier networking to help grow your practice and expand your Collaborative network!
  • Engaging and practical-skill-building workshops!
  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits for Legal, Mental Health, and Financial professionals!

Featured Programming

Pre-Conference Institute

The trauma of move-away cases impacts all members of the family. The LaMusga case set part of the precedent in California – hear from the family members who lived it and the lessons the children (now adults) have to teach us.


Sherry Cassedy, JD, MA., and Matt Sullivan, Ph.D. will share their expertise and strategies for family law professionals to recognize and manage dynamics within the divorce process during their keynote presentation “The Burr Under the Saddle: How Unresolved Marital Issues Fester in the Divorce Process”

Exclusive screening

“Facing Fear,” the Oscar®-nominated short film documentary about forgiveness between a former Neo-Nazi and the gay man he beat and left for dead 25 years earlier, will be presented on Sunday April 23rd. Award winning director Jason Cohen, as well as the film’s subjects Tim Zaal and Matthew Bogner will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.


We are excited to present a wide variety of financial, mental health and legal workshop programming this year including: Ron J. Anfuso on Moore/Marsden, Russel L. Phelps III on Small Business Retirement Plans, Nancy Ross, Peggy Thompson and Ariella Goodwine Fischer on The Creative Role of Child Specialists, and Kathy Campbell and Carol R. Hughes on Enhancing the Client’s Collaborative Experience, and many more…