Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

August 21 and 22, 2020*

(9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day)

(*Tentative dates.  The next training in Orlando would be January 2021.  However, please check our web pages for possible training in other geographic areas.)

Join us for an engaging and informative 2-day training provided in conjunction with the unique Collaborative Family Law Clinic at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. The training will teach you what the Collaborative Law process has to offer clients and the professionals who assist them. This practice-oriented approach to training will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to provide Collaborative services within your local practice group. This training includes a special section on increasing access to Collaborative process for diverse clients. This course is intended for lawyers, mental health professionals, financial professionals, mediators, paralegals, real estate/ mortgage professionals, and students who would like to work with clients in the Collaborative process.  Continuing education credit is available.  There will be 14.5 training hours (please see information below for discipline specific continuing education hours).  Lunch will be provided both days.  Training hours include a working lunch on the second day and attendance is required as part of the training hours.

Roadmaps for Resolution Trainers

Barbara E. Kelly, Ph.D
Brenda L. London, Esquire
Teresa F. Parnell, Psy.D.
Lee O. Upton, III, MS, MBA, CVA

and Special Guest Speaker
The Honorable Alice Blackwell,
Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit

additional trainers will be present

which may include:

Lori Caldwell-Carr, Esquire, Diane L. Womack, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE,

and Matthew Bartolomei, J.D.



$450.00 if commit to complete
1 Barry Pro Bono Collaborative Clinic Case
(reduced fee only available for licensed attendees residing/working in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, or Volusia County.  See below for more information about this commitment.)

Barry University School of Law
6441 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL. 32807


Questions?  Call  (407) 862-2722

*Barry Collaborative Clinic Cases began in the Fall Semester of 2014 and continue each semester thereafter.  Each case will be completed in two or three Full Interdisciplinary Team Meeting sessions conducted on two or three Friday mornings at Barry School of Law.  Additional hours will be required for telephone contact with clients and professional team members.  Law school students will be assigned to each case.

Continuing Education

The program has been approved by The Florida Bar for CLE for lawyers (14.5 total hours which includes 2 ethics hours and 1 technology hour).  Lawyers from out of state will need to determine if CLE can be applied.  Program is approved for 14.0 CLE credit including 1.25 Ethics CLE credit by NALA for paralegals.

Continuing education for psychologists has been approved through the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) for 14 hours.  Approval is for 11 hours of general continuing education credits, 2 hours of professional ethics and Florida laws and rules, and 1 hour of domestic violence.  There is an additional $25.00 fee for CE for non-FPA members.  FPA is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Psychology and Board of School Psychology to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Florida Psychological Association is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education.  The Florida Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  Each training is approved separately so potential registrants should confirm approval for future classes if continuing education credit is needed.

Course content is designed to qualify for 14.5 hours continuing professional education (behavior category) for certified public accountants.  However, CPAs must individually determine the exact CPE details to be self-reported and must retain required documentation in case of audit by the Florida Board of Accountancy.  This course is consistent with the following requirements in Florida Statute 61H1-33.003: qualified instructors for all general content, qualified financial instructors involved in the training, participants must attend all 14 hours to receive a certificate of attendance, participants must sign in to receive a certificate of attendance (a record of attendance is kept by the trainers), a detailed course outline with learning objectives and supporting course material is provided to the participant in advance of the training.  Further, course content is designed to contribute directly and indirectly to professional competency for accountants including topics such as special knowledge in Collaborative interdisciplinary practice, the CPA’s role in this process, core competencies required for work on a Collaborative team, practice management, billing for services, discussion of useful computer programs, ethical responsibilities to clients and team members, professional conduct, comparison of accountant and Collaborative specific professional standards, and oral/ written communications with clients and team members.

Other financial professionals must determine applicable continuing education credit.

*Barry Collaborative Clinic Cases began in the Fall Semester of 2014 and has continued every Fall and Spring semester thereafter.  Each case will be completed in two or three Full Interdisciplinary Team Meeting sessions conducted on two or three Friday mornings at Barry School of Law. Additional hours will be required for telephone contact with clients and professional team members.  Law school students will be assigned to each case.

Training Participant Materials

Information regarding the training days and access to materials will be emailed to paid participants after registration.  Please let us know if you do not receive that email.  Of course, please make sure to check your junk folder before contacting us.  Our room number for the training will be in advance of the training.  Materials for the January 2020 training will also be available via links below, in advance of the training.  Please look for an email with further information about accessing the materials right before the training.

Materials for the January 2020 training can be accessed via the links below by attendees of that training:

Jan 2020 Trainee Training Agenda

Jan 2020 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training PP

Jan 2020 Collaborative Training Supplementary Materials

Materials for the August 2019 training can be accessed via the links below by attendees of that training:

August 2019 Trainee Training Agenda Day One and Two

August 2019 Collaborative Training Power Point

August 2019 Collaborative Training Supplementary Materials

Please add yourself to our notification list (on right side of this page) if you wish to be notified about new classes!  Also, if you would like to arrange for an Introductory Training to be provided in your geographic area contact Dr. Teresa Parnell via email at or phone at 407-862-2722.

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