Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

  • 09/18/2015
  • 09/19/2015
  • Loyola University - Lewis Hall, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago 60611


  • Early bird rate (to August 18, 2015) for attorneys and financial professionals.
  • Early Bird Rate (to August 18, 2015) for mental health professionals.
  • Regular rate (after August 18, 2015) for attorneys and financial professionals.
  • Regular rate (after August 18, 2015) for mental health professionals.

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Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

Collaborative Practice (the newer approach to family law) differs from litigation, pre-trial settlement, and even divorce mediation. It involves a Collaborative team approach in which three types of professionals join forces—without reliance on threats, demands, or the court—to support a couple through the divorce process and toward a new post-divorce relationship and way of life. Attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals interested in Collaborative Practice begin by attending this two-day Basic Training seminar highlighting the important, yet subtle ways in which each of their roles in a Collaborative divorce differs from their more traditional roles. Join us in learning about this dynamic, empowering, and effective model of practice.


Experienced and knowledgeable CLII Fellows will serve as trainers for this program. The CLII Fellow Faculty has been thoroughly trained to instruct in Collaborative Practice and all have extensive professional experience in CP specific to Illinois. The faculty includes:

  • Anna Bush, JD, Bush & Heise Attorneys at Law, Barrington
  • Bill Keffer, CFP, CDFA, ChFC, CLU, MBA, Wheaton
  • Jeff Kostis, CDFA, CFP, CPA/PFS, Vernon Hills
  • Anne Chestney Mudd, JD, Law Office of Anne Chestney Mudd, Western Springs 
  • Sandra Rosenbloom, JD, Law Offices of Sandra Rosenbloom, Northfield
  • Kathryn Somers, JD, DiGiacomo & Somers, LLC, Northfield
  • Jason Sposeep, JD, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP, Chicago
  • Sasha Von Varga, LCSW, Collaborators, Inc., Northfield
  • Beth Wilner, Ph.D., Families in Transition, Skokie
  • Margaret Zuleger, JD, Law Offices of Margaret A. Zuleger, Arlington Heights
Continuing Education: IL Attorneys - 12 hours of MCLE Credit (6 of which can be designated as Professionalism hours) has been requested. Mental Health Professionals - 12 hours of CEUs for all licensed Mental Health Professionals through sponsor and mental health provider M.S. Powers and Associates has been requested.

CLII Fellow Training Requirement: This program will meet one of the requirements to become a CLII Fellow. For more information on training and membership requirements, please go to or call 312-882-8000. 

Cancellations: All cancellations must be sent to CLII in writing. Cancellations received by September 10th will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after September 10th will receive NO refund or credit.

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