Collaborative San Francisco (CPSF) is a group of locally based professionals interested in helping clients avoid court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all licensed professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution.
Our mission is to educate the public about Collaborative Practice, to advance excellence in Collaborative Practice among our members, and to work together in multi-disciplinary teams to help people resolve disputes peacefully, respectfully, and out of court.
The group includes family law and estate planning attorneys, mental health practitioners; neutral financial professionals and other types of experts who may be involved in a Collaborative conflict resolution process. Monthly meetings among the professionals provide an opportunity to learn more about Collaborative Practice as well as to become better acquainted with other Collaborative professionals. CPSF provides additional training and continuing education and is involved in the coordination of public education projects related to Collaborative Practice.
Although we are primarily located in San Francisco, our members include professionals from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are committed to the Collaborative Process, an approach to solving problems by reaching mutually agreeable solutions. Clients and professionals work together, respectfully and in good faith, to gather the information needed to reach an agreement. The goal is a win/win situation for all.
Our members are also trained and highly skilled in the Mediation process. If you are trying to decide which form of consensual dispute resolution is right for you, please visit our sister website at http://mediationandcollaborativesf.com, or attend one of our Divorce Options workshops.