Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Types of Membership, Requirements, and Dues

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available to any person in good standing within a profession or career that advances the purposes of Collaborative Practice San Francisco (CPSF) pursuant to policies, procedures, and criteria as adopted by the Board of Directors. Associate Members are not required to be members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Associate Members do not have the right to vote, and membership rights are not transferable. An Associate Member must pay annual dues.

An Associate Member can attend all meetings, receive discounts on CPSF sponsored trainings, and will have his/her name/contact information listed as a General Member in CPSF’s roster, available to all members. Associate members are not listed on the CPSF websites.

Full Membership

A Full Member receives the same benefits as an Associate Member with the added benefits of being eligible to vote in Board of Director elections, serve as a Director, have his/her name listed as a Full Member in CPSF's roster, and to have his/her name be included in the directory of Collaborative professionals available to the public on CPSF’s website. 

To be eligible to be a Full Member one must 1) be a current member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), 2) have completed at least 12 hours of Introductory/Basic Collaborative Practice training; 3) have completed at least 30 hours in client-centered, facilitative conflict resolution of the kind typically taught in mediation training; and 4) have completed 6 hours of training in the immediate past two-year period in any of the following areas: communication skills, Collaborative Practice, advanced mediation, interest-based negotiation, or basic professional coaching. Full members are required to attend our annual retreat and at least four practice group meetings during the year (new members can qualify after having attended three), and actively serve on a CPSF Committee or on its Board of Directors. 

Full Membership dues: $300 per year plus $145 IACP dues (unless paid through another Collaborative practice group)

Associate Membership dues: $100 per year (IACP dues optional)

CPSF meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Superior Courthouse, 6th floor conference room. Our schedule is subject to change; current information is available on the Calendar page. 

For questions about joining, please contact Lissa Rapoport at  415-957-1800

Click HERE for our 2019 membership application

2019 CPSF Full Member Application 2019 CPSF Full Member Application (98 KB)


About CPSF

Collaborative Practice San Francisco is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more...

Will CP work for me?

If the following values are important to you, it is likely to be a workable option:

  • I want us to communicate with a tone of respect.
  • I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
  • My needs and those of my spouse/partner require equal consideration, and I will listen objectively.

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