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2022.09.23 No Justice! No Peace!
Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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NYACP Diversity Group invites you to

No Justice! No Peace!

Understanding How Systemic Racism Impacts Us Personally and Professionally

Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Presented by 
Barbara Burr, Esq.
Candice D. Saketkoo, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Natalie Goldberg, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW

This Event is Free to Members of NYACP
Non-Members: $49.00
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1.5 CLE credits will be provided

Learn how to forge concrete action plans to remove obstacles and achieve meaningful change in your practices and practice group. Explore and examine what stands in the way of greater diversity, genuine equity and meaningful inclusion. Join IACP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee members Candice Saketkoo, PhD, PsyD, Natalie Goldberg, LCSW, and Barb Burr, JD, as they lead a discussion on the intersection of our work as Collaborative Professionals and as peacemakers to strengthen justice, equity and inclusion.

Please read/watch the following before the program:

Barbara A. Burr, J.D. is a lawyer specializing in family matters. Barb has many years of experience representing men and women in all aspects of domestic relations law, from divorce and custody to property distribution and financial support. Her practice is client-focused, emphasizing family-friendly approaches that minimize conflict and help clients move forward with their lives in the most positive way possible. She serves as Collaborative counsel, negotiates amicable resolutions and frequently serves as a mediator. Barb frequently serves as a trainer in the art and skill of collaborative practice, including Basic Collaborative Practice, Mediation and Interest-Based Negotiation Skills, and a variety of Advanced Collaborative Skill trainings. For ten years, Barb co-coordinated the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, providing space to a collection of individuals with the shared vision of changing the way people resolve disputes. In 2013, Barbara helped found two non-profit organizations to bring pro bono and low-fee Collaborative Practice to families of modest means in Washington, DC and Maryland.

Barbara has been named a top lawyer by many organizations, including the Washingtonian, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. She received her law degree with honors from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Washington. She previously received certification as a CPA. Prior to family law, Ms. Burr clerked for the Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, then served as a civil rights attorney for close to a dozen years, first with the United States Department of Justice and then with the National Women’s Law Center. She is admitted to practice in Washington, DC and Maryland.

Phone: (202) 347-9002; Email: [email protected]

Natalie Goldberg, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families for the past twenty years. Much of Natalie’s work focuses on helping clients navigate the challenges of separation, divorce and other life transitions, in addition to working with individuals handle loss and grief, strengthen relationships, improve parenting and co-parenting skills, and address anxiety and depression. In addition to individual and family therapy, Natalie routinely serves as a Collaborative divorce coach, child specialist, parent coordinator, mediator and divorce consultant. She regularly trains Collaborative professionals in Advanced Collaborative and conflict resolution skills.

Natalie has served as President and Board member of the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals and as a Board member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia. She has held the position of co-chair of the Education Committee for both practice groups. She has served on the IDEA Committee for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  Natalie has founded Diversity Equity and Inclusion committees in two local practice groups. She has also served several years on the Board of the Collaborative Project of DC and regularly co facilitates at Third Thursday, a free monthly workshop on divorce processes in DC.  She has been a member of the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, where attorneys, mental health professionals and financial experts share space and a common vision of changing the way people resolve disputes since its inception.

Phone: 301-922-3388; Email: [email protected]

Dr. Candice D. Saketkoo is a licensed psychologist with two doctoral degrees. She has earned both a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) with an emphasis on incorporating multiculturalism and diversity into clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. With over 30 years of clinical experience, she has worked in various medical, surgical, and psychiatric hospitals, including in a maximum-security state prison as the Director of Mental Health.

Dr. Saketkoo specializes in adult and geriatric clinical psychology, neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, rehabilitation psychology, and health psychology. More specifically, she treats individuals and families coping with psychosocial stressors including divorce as well as acute, chronic, and/or terminal conditions such as strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, rheumatic and autoimmune disease, and psychiatric disorders utilizing culturally sensitive techniques.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Saketkoo is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. She has received advanced specialized training in Collaborative Practice, and has become accredited by the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, serving as one of less than ten Accredited Collaborative Practice Neutral Facilitators in Florida. Dr. Saketkoo has also provided statewide, national, and international lectures and webinars on: Substance Abuse and How It May Affect the Collaborative Process; How Alcohol and Substance Abuse May Impede Informed Consent in the Collaborative Process; Neurobehavioral Responses to Trauma and Divorce; Neuro-Babble 101 and the Collaborative Process: Considerations for Informed Consent, Accessibility, and Practices; and Family Feud or Family Function: Ethics and Professionalism for Family Law Attorneys for the Washington DC Bar.

Some of Dr. Saketkoo’s organizational commitments include serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) and as Co-Chair of the FACP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee. She also serves as Chair of FACP Best Practices Subcommittee, Chair and Editor of the FACP Newsletter, and FACP Practice Group Mentor. Additionally, Dr. Saketkoo serves on the FACP Outreach Committee and participates in the FACP 2021-2022 Leadership Institute. Dr. Saketkoo moreover serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Education Committee for the Collaborative Family Law Institute as well as being a member of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group. Furthermore, Dr. Saketkoo is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Equity and Inclusion Committee and spearheaded a Tri-County Collaborative Law IDEA Committee comprised of Collaboratively trained attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals, which has expanded throughout the state of Florida.  

Phone: (561) 445-2028; Email: drcandicesaketkoo.com