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.

Full Membership

A Full Member receives the same benefits as a General 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; at least 30 hours in client-centered, facilitative conflict resolution, of the kind typically taught in mediation training; and 3 hours of training, annually, in any of the following areas: communication skills, Collaborative Practice, advanced mediation, interest-based negotiation, or basic professional coaching, 3) attend at least four meetings during the year (new members can qualify after having attended three), and 4) actively serve on a CPSF Committee or on the Board of Directors or facilitate at least one meeting during the year. In addition, one must also satisfy ongoing training requirements which vary by profession. 

CPSF meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. has one box lunch or early evening meeting per month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Our schedule is subject to change; current information is available on the Calendar page. 

  1. Full Membership - $300 dues per year, plus $100 for discounted IACP dues.
    • Must be a licensed attorney, a licensed financial professional, or a licensed mental health professional.
    • Attendance at a minimum of 4 meetings per year (new members can become Full Members after attending their 3rd meeting).
    • Completed 12 hours of an Introductory Collaborative Practice training.
    • Completed at least 30 hours in client-centered, facilitative conflict resolution, of the kind typically taught in mediation training (interest based, narrative, or transformative mediation programs).
    • Continuing education training: Completed 6 hours in the immediate past two year period in addition to the 12 hours of introductory Collaborative training, in any of the following areas: communication skills; Collaborative Practice; advanced mediation, interest-based negotiation, or basic professional coaching.
    • Participating Member Pledge (14 KB)
  2. Associate Membership - $100 dues per year. IACP discounted dues of $100 is optional.
    • First year membership in CPSF (generally)
    • May be any person in good standing within a profession or career, which advances the purposes of CPSF.
    • No attendance or training requirements.
    • No requirement to be on a committee.
    • Cannot be listed on website or vote.
  3. Special Membership - $50 dues per year. IACP discounted dues of $100 is optional.
    • Must be law students, first year attorneys, first year financial professionals, first year mental health professionals, paralegals, or law office staff.
    • No attendance or training requirements.
    • No requirement to be on a committee.
    • Cannot be listed on website or vote


To join, please contact Arlene Kostant at akostantlaw (at) gmail (dot) com or 415-433-2863.

 

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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