Website of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the umbrella organization for collaborative practitioners and practice groups in the fields of law, mental health coaching, and divorce-related financial services.
Formerly ProudToParent.org and WhileWeHeal.org, UptoParents.org is an excellent website for parents who are willing to make serious commitments about coparenting after the divorce for the benefit of their children.
Books – Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce Practice
By Susan Boyan and Ann Marie Termini as part of a video based educational program created to give divorced parents the skills to become effective co-parents for the sake of their children. One of the authors, Susan Boyan, was one of the trainers for Collaborative Law Illinois’ 2004 collaborative law training. The materials she uses are worthwhile for the child’s specialist and parents in a collaborative law setting.
Third Edition (September 2016) by Pauline Tesler. This is a comprehensive update of the 2001 book on Collaborative Law drafted by Pauline Tesler and published by the American Bar Association. All collaborative law professionals should read this relatively short book.
By Constance Ahrons. Many Collaborative Law professionals refer to the 1995 “The Good Divorce” book as one of the early books on which the collaborative law movement is based. The 2004 book updates the this 1995 study.
By Roger Fisher (co-author of Getting to Yes) and Daniel Shapiro, associate director, Harvard Negotiation Project. Beyond Reason is essential reading for any collaborative law professional and is worthwhile reading for everyone. The five core concerns in negotiating cited are Appreciation, Affiliation, Autonomy, Status and Role. The Beyond Reason website also contains the Core Concerns Preparation Form. Visit the Beyond Reason site for more information.