Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers talks about the “10,000 hour” rule – essentially that it takes an average of 10,000 hours of practice to get really good at something. In that time, you have to experience a range of situations and variables and then think through the options to eventually learn what works best when.
I’m not sure when I hit that 10,000 hour mark in my career as a Collaborative Practice attorney, but several years ago, I felt it was time to start sharing my experiences with other family law attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial planners who wanted to become trained in the Collaborative approach. In 2009, I founded Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice (TACP) along with several other Collaborative professionals.
In the “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Basic Training,” a two day training designed for those who are new to Collaborative, we combine lectures with role-playing exercises. We are constantly improving and tweaking the content based on our ever-expanding experiences because, honestly, the learning never really stops, whether you are an instructor or practitioner.
Our next training is in Springfield, Illinois on November 8th and 9th. If you are interested in becoming trained in Collaborative, you can learn more here.