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Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

The Introductory Collaborative Practice Training teaches the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Practice, enabling differing professional disciplines to work together to assist in separating families.

How to Become a CDV Professional Member:

Step 1 – Compete the following required training to become a CDV Collaborative Professional in your profession.

For Lawyers, the required training is as follows:

  • Two-day (or longer) basic multi-disciplinary Collaborative training that meets or exceeds IACP Minimum Standards,

  • Five days of interest-based mediation training or three days of interest-based mediation training and two days of principled negotiation training, AND

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of BC

For Financial Specialists, the required training is as follows:

  • Two-day (or longer) basic multi-disciplinary Collaborative training that meets or exceeds IACP Minimum Standards,

  • Three-day interest-based mediation training, AND

  • Possess professional liability insurance.

For Mental Health Specialists, the required training is as follows:

  • Two-day (or longer) basic multi-disciplinary Collaborative training that meets or exceeds IACP Minimum Standards,

  • Three-day interest-based mediation training,

  • Master's and/or Ph.D. degree in counselling, psychology, and or social work, AND

  • Possess professional liability insurance.

Step 2 – Review the IACP's Standards & Ethics Guidelines 

Step 3 – Join as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)Make sure you select Collaborative Divorce Vancouver as your "Primary Practice Group" to receive the IACP's USD $145 discounted rate.

Where to obtain Training:

BC Collaborative Roster Society www.bccollaborativerostersociety.com//professionals/upcoming-training/

The next anticipated training is set to be in early 2023 in person in Vancouver, BC

 

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) www.collaborativepractice.com/introductory-collaborative-practice-training

Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI) www.collaborativepracticetraining.com/cpti-training/

Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute https://www.jibc.ca/course/foundations-collaborative-conflict-resolution

Suppose you do not have any of the prerequisites yet. JIBC also offers mediation training - lawyers do need to take five days of mediation training.

The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia www.cle.bc.ca/courses/2022-09/

Benefits of being a CDV Collaborative Professional:

  • Voting privileges in elections and general meetings

  • Networking opportunities

  • Use of a public profile on the website

  • Eligibility to run for the Board of Directors

  • Discounted membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Mentoring program

Membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) is mandatory for CDV membership in the association. Registrants must keep IACP membership current.