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Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce A Guide to Enlightened Team Practice

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ISBN-10: 1616320745

ISBN-13: 9781616320744

Edition: 2010

Authors: Kate Scharff, Lisa R. Herrick

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Book details

List price: $90.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 10/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.19" wide x 9.15" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Kate and Lisa�s Acknowledgments
about the Authors
Introduction: Navigating the Collaborative River Above and below the Surface
Who We Are
Why We Wrote This Book
understanding our clients and ourselves
Individual dynamics
Portraits of Two Collaborative Clients
The Influence of Early Experience
The Showdown Between Good and Bad Experience
Emotional Defenses
The Impact of Defenses on Our Capacity toFunction
Mental Health and Ill-Health
Couple Dynamics
How Couples Come Together and How They Come APart
Projection and the "Lock and Key" Concept
Isabel and Alan: Portrait of a Divorcing Couple
Isabel and Alan's Lock and Key
The Lock and Key Manifested in the Collaborative Process
The Collaborative Container
Establishing the Macrocontainer
Working with Transference and Countertransference
Using the Collaborative Protocols
Considering Your Professional Setting
Holding Regular Meetings
Paying Attention to Fees and Fee Policies
Establishing the Microcontainer
Staying in Role
Maintaining a Client-Centered Approach
Keeping Small Talk to. a Minimum
Being Enthusiastic about the Collaborative Process, but Not Celebratory
Listening Nonj'udgmentally
Conveying Empathy (versus Sympathy)
Setting Limits
Respecting Silence
Using Reality Testing
Using Paraphrasing and Reframing
Making Links
Assessment And Intervention: The Rigidity Flexibility Continuum
A Continuum Model of Transformative Capacity
the Rigidity/Flexibility Continuum: A New Concept
Using the Continuum to Adapt Our Techniques to Individual Clients
Staying in Role, Minimizing Small Talk, Not Treating the Process as Celebratory Maintaining a Client Focus
Nonjudgmental Listening
Limit Setting
Reality Testing
Paraphrasing and Reframing
Making Links
Working With Clients Along the Continuum: Three Vignettes
Applying Our Understanding To The Collaborative Process
The Components Of The Collaborative Process
First Individual Meeting with a Client
Everything Has Meaning
Your Client's Story
Explaining the Process More Fully
Hot Spots and Coping Strategies
Beginning to Develop a Collaborative Alliance with Your Client
The First Team Conversation Prior to a Team Meeting: Coming Together as a Team
The First Team Meeting and Signing of the Participation Agreement
Brainstorming, Option Development, and Option Evaluation
The Flip Chart
The Mission Statement
Ancillary Client Meetings and Contact Throughout The Process
Emotional Containment and E-mail Communication
Developing Your Roadmap: Who Attends Each Meeting?
Collaborative Teams: Function And Dysfunction
Healthy Team Functioning
Team Problems Are Normal
Team Dysfunction: The Interaction of Client Dynamics and Team Dynamics
Common Patterns of Team Dysfunction
The Divided Team
The Rogue professional
The Vilified Client
Team Dynamics: A Summary
"Land Mines" in Collaborative Practice
Clasp: An Approach to Managing Collaborative Land Mines
Helping Clients to Talk to Each Other about Explosive Issues
Factors That Might Determine if a Land Mine Will End a Case
The Voice of the child: The Crucial Role of the Child Specialist
The Added Value of the Child Specialist
The Importance of the Child's Voice: A Vignette
Developing a Deep and Durable Parenting Plan
A "Custody Agreement" versus a "Parenting Plan"
Every Plan Has Its Own "Flavor"
The Rigidity/Flexibility Continuum Applied to Co-Parenting
Parenting Planning Meetings: Navigating the Emotional Dynamics in the Room
Final Thoughts on Parenting Planning