Trainings & Programs for Interested Professionals

Education and training are top priorities at NYACP. Our programs, the jewel in the crown of NYACP, offer our members the opportunity to train with nationally recognized instructors to improve their Collaborative practice skills in substance, process and team functioning. We have designed a curriculum that includes basic Mediation and Collaborative Practice trainings for all professionals, monthly meetings, support groups, evening programs and periodic advanced programs. We welcome you to share our core value of excellence in Collaborative practice by training and learning with our Collaborative community.

For additional information regarding any program, please contact Abby Rosmarin, JD LMHC,  NYACP Executive Director,

Upcoming Trainings — For Interested Professionals


May 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

About the Program: This three day intensive training   (May 4th, 5th, and 8th) (8:30 am-5:15 pm) includes a complete introduction to interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce theory, practice, and skills development as well as ethics and practice development considerations. Participants learn how to work within a multidisciplinary team and how the Collaborative Divorce process integrates the roles… Read More »

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Recent Training and Events Open to Interested Professionals

Nancy Cameron – Conflict Transformation

February 26, 2015

Conflict is inevitable.  It shows up in our work, between our clients, between professionals and in our homes.  We observe it nightly on the news; we see it around the world.  John Lederach says: “Conflict is, among other things, the process of building and sustaining very different perceptions and interpretations of reality.” As professionals  drawn… Read More »

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Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training 2015

September 1, 2015

Collaborative Practice is a fast growing dispute resolution process in Family Law. In Collaborative, the parties and their attorneys agree that, rather than resorting to court intervention to resolve their disputes, they will work together in a team model with mental health coaches, a child specialist, and a financial neutral, to help serve the needs… Read More »

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NYACP Annual Day of Training — People Intelligence — & NYACP Annual Meeting

December 3, 2015

People Intelligence – Optimizing awareness of communication channels to enable authentic communication. This workshop will include some of the findings of the fifty years of pioneering research of pre-eminent psychologist, Dr. Paul Ekman related to accurately interpreting universal emotions. His research is the basis of the TV show Lie to Me. Our trainer is a… Read More »

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Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict — Donna Hicks, PhD

June 20, 2016

This interactive and dynamic workshop will introduce participants to the Dignity Model; a hopeful, learning approach to building healthy and enduring relationships. While the desire for dignity is one of the deepest human yearnings, knowing how to treat oneself and others in a way that honors it does not come naturally. We may all be… Read More »

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Collaborative Approaches to Same Gender Couples- Unique Parenting, Premarital, and Divorce Considerations

October 13, 2016

Trainers:  Carol Buell, Esq., Mariette Geldenhuys, Esq.,  Laura Ward, LMFT, Charles Spiegel, Esq., Robert Raymond, Ph.D. This four hour workshop will be lead by three attorneys, a PhD. Psychologist, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, all of whom are trained collaborative professionals, and experts in LGBTQ family issues. This program is suitable for all… Read More »

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Annual Day of Training : An Advanced Workshop on Collaborative Practice — David Hoffman, Esq.

December 8, 2016

This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from a true pioneer in the Collaborative divorce movement so we may all enhance our Collaborative practices and reconnect with respected colleagues. TRAINING 9 am -5 pm EVENING event : 5:30 pm -8:30 pm Here is a tentative outline of the day’s training: Morning Session: The Psychological and… Read More »

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March 2, 2017

New York Medicaid serves as a tremendous safety net for seniors and those with special needs, especially in the areas of home care and nursing home care. There are lots of misconceptions about the ability to financially qualify for Medicaid. This presentation, by Moira Laidlaw, Esq.,  will review those financial eligibility rules and identify planning… Read More »

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