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12th - 13th October 2017 - FLIP Faculty Special Two Day Programme Day 1 (am) - Communicating when things get tricky Day 1 (pm) - What do you bring to the party? Day 2 (am) - Unconscious Contracts - Understanding Divorce Day 2 (pm) - First Aid for Separating Parents 

 
EVENT SUMMARY 
This two day event combines four fascinating half day courses, both aimed at developing your skills and ability to support your clients. 
 
Day 1 - Morning Course: Communicating with others when things get tricky 
This half day course provides a discussion/workshop on the danger family professionals face of falling into the “One stop shop” trap and feeling they need to provide services and skill sets to clients they simply don’t have. 
 
This discussion also helps delegates identify where to source and develop relationships with a variety of appropriate professionals in their area to further assist them in their daily practice. 
 
Day 1 - Afternoon Course: What do you bring to the party? 
This half day workshop is aimed at family lawyers and mediators of all ages and stages who would like to look afresh at the way they work. It will look at the skills that we need to turn us from good, competent lawyers and mediators into ones who have the chance to flourish, keep their clients happy and communicate with their peers in constructive ways. It will look at ways to acquire those skills. 
 
It all starts with us. We cannot change others except by changing ourselves. 
 
Day 2 - Morning Course: Unconscious Contracts - Understanding Divorce 
This presentation will introduce the participants to the unconscious processes involved in falling in love. It will provide an understanding of what goes wrong in relationships that leads partners to separate and divorce. 
 
Participants will learn how they can find themselves unwittingly drawn into their clients’ psychological worlds, often behaving in ways that leave them feeling perplexed and strained. 
 
The second part will act as a surgery for participants to present and discuss problematic areas of their work. 
 
Day 2 - Afternoon Course: First Aid for Separating Parents 
This is an introductory course inviting delegates to reflect upon how they can engage with parents who are facing separation and develop the insight and skills to help clients to deliver what their children need from them as a family changes its shape. 

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The programme of courses is suitable for all Family Law professionals. 

EVENT INFORMATION 

Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

Day 1 - The morning course aims to increase awareness of: 
How to identify local professions and practitioners who can perform certain tasks for your clients more efficiently and less expensively 
How to build specific contracting relationships with these 3rd party professionals such that you, as solicitor retain ultimate control of each matter they assist you with. 
How to refer clients to these professionals in such a way that they are happy with how their matter is being handled, and are therefore more likely to pay their bill to you in full rather than complain about certain aspects of it. 
How working in this way ultimately increases a solicitor’s billed hours whilst also reducing the level of stress and hassle dealt with for difficult clients. 
 
Day 1 - The afternoon course will focus on: 
learn reflective exercises to improve the way you practice 
Review communication skills and deeper listening 
Develop an understanding of other resources for helping you to become better at what you do. 
 
Day 2 - The morning course aims to increase awareness of: 
the psychological processes of falling in love, what goes wrong and why do people seek to divorce; 
patterns of behaviour in separation and divorce; 
how family lawyers can get drawn into the client’s psychodrama; 
taking your feelings seriously and harnessing these to work more effectively. 
 
Day 2 - The afternoon course will focus on: 
how to educate parents about the emotional journey for members of their family; 
providing information for parents about how children of different ages react to separation/divorce; 
how to make suggestions to parents about how they can communicate with and support their children at this testing time; 
how to assist parents to create a parenting plan for their separating family; 

By the end of the courses you will be able to... 

Day 1 - Morning: 
This workshop will assist solicitors to better understand how working together with 3rd party professionals will actually decrease client costs, decrease the amount of hassle they get from certain clients, increase the level of client satisfaction and increase the number of fully paid invoices to enhance their bottom line. 
 
Day 1 - Afternoon: 
Be able to use a simple daily reflective exercise to improve the way you practice 
Understand the importance of silence in communication 
Be aware of other (non law) resources for helping you to become better at what you do. 
 
Day 2 - Morning: 
Identify being inappropriately drawn into the psychological dramas of your clients; 
Extract yourself from these psychodramas and reinstate boundaries; 
Deepen your understanding of what is going on for your clients (this could lend you the advantage on your opposing side); 
Do better for your client by understanding the psychological issues of their particular case better. 
 
Day 2 - Afternoon: 
Deliver useful and supportive information to parents from the outset of their separation; 
Have a the confidence to educate parents about relevant separation issues and parenting planning that will make a tangible difference to them and their children; 
Make a real difference to the lives of children who can benefit for the learning you share with their parents; 

Speakers: 

Day 1 - Morning - Johnathan Pease 
Johnathan Pease is a highly experienced Family Mediator and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working in family conflict resolution. For more information on Johnathan click here
 
Day 1 - Afternoon - Gillian Bishop 
Ruth is a senior accredited mediator and counsellor, practice consultant and trainer of mediators, lawyers and therapists. She has over 30 years’ experience in family, mental health and human relations, both in the public and private sectors. For further information on Gillian please click here
 
Day 2 - Morning - Dr Amita Seghal 
Dr Amita Sehgal is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council through the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. She works as a Visiting Lecturer at Tavistock Relationships, and maintains a private practice in Central London. For more information on Amita click here
 
Day 2 - Afternoon - Maura McKibbin 
Laura is a mediator and collaborative lawyer dedicated to keeping families out of court wherever possible and encouraging those who separate to do so with care and dignity. She aims to inject a sense of structure into the potential chaos of family transition with enough information and guidance to empower clients to find their own solutions without feeling overwhelmed. For more infomation on Maura please click here
 

Event Pricing 

This event consists of 4 separate courses across the two days. 
 
• The delegate rate for each individual course only is £150.00 + VAT 
 
• For delegates wishing to attend all four courses over the two days the rate for the this will be £450 + VAT 
 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact help@flipfaculty.org 

Venues

12 Oct 2017 Imparando - London Info
The Imparando City of London Learning Centre is an excllent training facility. It is a spacious, hi-spec, purpose-designed venue offering a superb mix of seminar rooms, and conference and event spaces close to London’s financial and legal centres.
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Courses

Communicating with others when things get tricky Understand and learn how to deal with the danger family professionals face of falling into the “One stop shop” trap, feeling you need to provide services and skillsets to clients you simply don’t have. Info
First Aid for Separating Parents This is an introductory course inviting delegates to reflect upon how they can engage with parents who are facing separation and develop the insight and skills to help clients to deliver what their children need from them as a family changes its shape. Info
Unconscious Contracts: Understanding Divorce This course introduces the participants to the unconscious processes involved in falling in love. It will provide an understanding of what goes wrong in relationships that leads partners to separate and divorce. Info
What do you bring to the party? A unique opportunity to look afresh at the way you work, considering the skills needed to turn us from good, competent lawyers and mediators into ones who have the chance to flourish. Info

Event Timing 

 
Day 1 
Day 2 
09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee (Morning Course) 
Registration and Tea / Coffee (Morning Course) 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session & Close of Morning Course 
Second Session & Close of Morning Course 
12.45 - 13.45 
Lunch & Registration for the Afternoon Course 
(Delegates for both courses are welcome to join us for lunch) 
Lunch & Registration for the Afternoon Course 
(Delegates for both courses are welcome to join us for lunch) 
13.45 - 15.15 
First Session of afternoon course 
First Session of afternoon course 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Second Session & Close 
Second Session & Close 

CPD Certificates 

A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. If you attend all four courses across the two days this will be for 12 CPD points.