Sacramento – Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training


When: Feb 03, 2023 - Feb 04, 2023
Time: All Day

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This workshop will be conducted by the entire Sacramento Collaborative Divorce Group Training Team — all experienced collaborative professionals from the legal, mental health, and financial disciplines.

Hal Bartholomew, JD, CDFA™, CFLS
Paul Brimberry, JD, CFLS
Kristine Cummings, JD, CFLS
Kathleen Faulkner, CDFAtm, IAR
Valerie Frankel, MA, LMFT
John D. “JD” Heberger, CPA, CVA
Diana Hirning-Johnson, MA, LMFT Kristine Young, JD

Sacramento, California

Sponsored by
Sacramento Collaborative Divorce Group

$555.00 Early Bird (by 1/15/23)
$605.00 Late Bird (1/15-1/25/23)
$655.00 Standard (after 1/25/23)
Cancellation fees: $75 prior to 1/15/23; $175 thereafter.

This training, offered for the twentieth time, is designed for attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. Trainees will develop advanced professional skills to become part of an interdisciplinary team providing divorcing couples with a collaborative divorce process. You will learn what each team professional contributes to the process and how each professional’s role integrates with the process. We will review the collaborative divorce process and written materials associated with this client-centered practice.

At the conclusion of this two-day training, you will be able to:

  • Define the roles of professionals on the team.
  • Discuss three difficult client situations and strategies used to intervene successfully.
  • Identify the hallmarks of a collaborative divorce process that differ from other divorce options.
  • Describe two elements of the paradigm shift.
  • Discuss ways in which the coach/communications specialist can assist the couple to overcome emotions, improve communication and honor each party’s interests.
  • Differentiate the role of child specialist as a neutral and explain two ways this unique role is used to assist parents and children during a time of family transition.
  • State one boundary limitation of the mental health professonal.
  • Name two situations in which collaborative divorce is not appropriate.
  • Lunch is included for both days, with morning and afternoon refreshments. One-hour working lunch break and two 15-minute breaks will not be counted toward CE time awarded. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

For further information, including requesting accommodation for special needs, obtaining grievance policy or reporting a grievance, e-mail Carmen Magana at or you may contact Hal Bartholomew at (916) 455-5200.

Continuing Education

Attorneys: Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP (BW) is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this course meets the requirements for 16 hours of MCLE credit
MFCCs/LCSWs: This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of CE credit for LMFTs, LCSWs. LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP (BW) is approved by the California Association of Marital and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs and LCSWs BW maintains responsibility for this progam/course and its content.