november, 2017

09nov11:00 am4:00 pmEffective Intake Strategies to “Jump Start” Collaborative Divorce Cases With a Focus on Assessment and Informed Consent


Event Details

The New Jersey Collaborative Law Group is pleased to present

November 9, 2017

Optional informal discussion with the speaker 11:00 AM

Lunch & Registration 12:00 NOON

Program 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman,

100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ

Presenter:  Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Esq.

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney, Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law

Discussant: Tamsen Thorpe, Ph.D., Psychologist, NJCLG Member


This intermediate level program for attorneys, mental health and financial professionals will instruct practitioners how to better assess, provide informed consent, and address conflicts early, to improve the intake process for a collaborative divorce case. The NJ Collaborative Family Law Act, IACP research, as well as screening for DV will be examined.


Participants will be able to:


  1. Understand terms and utilize collaborative participation agreements
  2. Understand terms and utilize client engagement agreements with lawyers and mental health professionals
  3. Explore the special nature of informed consent as required by the NJ Collaborative Family Law Act
  4. Assess areas of client difficulty based on IACP research
  5. Screen for domestic abuse and violence
  6. Develop strategies for working with both spouses in an initial meeting
  7. Assess whether to meet with the client alone or with the interdisciplinary team for the first meeting
  8. Develop methods for lowering conflict of parties during the collaborative process
  9. Gain information and skills to provide an overview of different collaborative models to anticipate needs and readiness of the other spouse


Cost: $100.00 with advance purchase by October 26, 2017. After this date the cost will be $125.00.

Lunch is included in registration. Cancellation Policy:  No refunds after November 2, 2017.

Please RSVP to to reserve your seat by October 26th!


Make checks payable to NJCLG.  Please include your name and e-mail on the check and send it with the bottom portion of this page to: Nancy Andreasen, 25 University Avenue, Chatham NJ 07928            

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This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group.  NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program has been approved by NJPA for 3 credits and is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3 CLE credits.  This program has also been approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW – NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: September 7, 2017 through August 31, 2018.  Social workers will receive three (3) clinical credits of continuing education hours for participating in this course.  Contact Susan J. Friedman, LCSW at for accommodations for disabilities and grievance issues.


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Porzio, Bromberg & Newman

100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ