Advanced Collaborative Practice Training

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Have you completed an Introductory Collaborative Training Program but the Collaborative work is still not rolling in the door? Are you looking to refine your Collaborative skills? Well this workshop is for you.

Join Collaborative Lawyer Clarissa Rayward for this 1 day Collaborative Practice intensive and expand on your Collaborative skills.

Collaborative Practice is now a widely used form of dispute resolution for separating families.  This program is designed to meet the standards detailed in the Law Council of Australia’s “Australian Collaborative Practice Guidelines for Lawyers”.  It will also satisfy the requirements to be classified as a collaborative professional with both the Queensland Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

In this 1 day workshop we will cover-

    • Show me the Collaborative Matters! Positive priming every step along the way
    • E.I and the Numbers! (Presented by Financial Neutral, Lynda McKie)
    • You are so Not Collaborative! Managing the non-collaborative, collaborative professional (including you!)
    • Neuroscience for lawyers and the amygdala Hijack- why we must stop the hijack
    • Sitting with conflict- how to find the issue not the feeling and why that matters in collaborative practice
    • Building your Collaborative Practice- (aka a few marketing basics!)


Collaborative Practice is now a widely used form of dispute resolution for separating families. With the current court delays and market focus on alternative, affordable solutions for separating families, Collaborative Practice is a much needed skill for any Family Law professional. 

Practice within the Collaborative Model is an insightful, challenging and hugely rewarding experience for practitioners and developing  the skills necessary to work confidently in this area is some of the most fulfilling training available. 

Earn some CPD points- self assessed 1 per each hour of attendance. 


  • If you have completed Introductory Collaborative Practice Workshop
  • Family Lawyers
  • Psychologists and social workers who work with children and couples
  • Financial planners who wish to work with separating couples
  • Accountants 


9.30 – 11am 

Show me the Collaborative Matters- positive priming every step of the way 

11 – 11.30am 

Morning Tea Break

11.30 – 1pm 
You are so not Collaborative!! Managing the non-collaborative, collaborative professional including YOU!
1 – 2pm
Lunch Break 

2 – 3pm 

Marketing basics to build your collaborative practice 
3 – 3:30pm
Afternoon Tea Break 
3:30 – 4:30pm
Can you create happiness in sadness- strengths and value based practice in family law
Join Clarissa Rayward 28 November 2019 for this "hands on" workshop.
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Early Bird Pricing

$ 459
  • Full day workshop
Limited time

Adv Collaborative Practice Training Price

$ 559
  • Full day workshop


Clarissa Rayward is a lawyer and business owner that is known for her innovative and energising presentation style.  Clarissa has trained hundreds of lawyers both in Australia and overseas in all aspects of running a modern law firm from pricing structures to wellness.  You can expect much learning along with a lot of fun** along the way (**aka there will probably be dancing…  Because what is a legal presentation without some dancing…)

Clarissa Rayward


Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator.

Director, Brisbane Family Lawyer Centre.

Clarissa Rayward, is the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre and is also known as the ‘Happy Family Lawyer’. As a Divorce Lawyer, Clarissa specialises in helping separating families stay out of the Family Courts and stay friends as she believes that a divorce can be a positive end to a marriage.

Over the past 13 years Clarissa has worked as a specialist family lawyer and in that time, has helped over 2,000 Australian families through their divorce. That experience has only reinforced her belief that traditional legal processes do little to help separating families find a positive future after divorce.

Clarissa Rayward is a family lawyer, wife and mum who is passionate about relationships, people and family. Clarissa uses her industry knowledge and skill to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation. Clarissa is the Author of the book Splitsville – How to separate, Stay out of Court and Stay Friends.  She is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she believes that your divorce can be something you can look back on with pride.


Regular guest presenters often join me over the course of the training to help make more sense of this wonderful process we call ‘Collaborative Practice!’ I have the pleasure of working alongside a team of multifaceted professionals to assist in bringing holistic and human-centred services and outcomes to my clients. The presenters include: 

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John Thynne

Forensic Accountant, Accredited Business Valuation Specialist (CAANZ) & Director at Vincents Chartered Accountants

John’s primary area of practice is the provision of expert evidence into the family law arena. Since being Collaboratively trained in 2008, John has pursued an alternative approach to delivering expert evidence. He has undertaken additional Collaborative training in both Australia and in the United States, completing his national mediation accreditation and developing his experience in acting as financial neutral in the Collaborative process.

John is an experienced Collaborative trainer and among the busiest financial neutrals working in Collaborative practice in Queensland and New South Wales. He has developed significant expertise and customised tools to assist parties and practitioners in both the Collaborative process and in litigation matters.

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Lynda McKie

Senior Wealth Adviser at Elston

Lynda McKie is the founder of Family Law Specialist Services at Elston Private Wealth.  Working alongside leading Accredited Family Law Specialists, Lynda and her team offer expert financial planning advice on matters involving family businesses, corporate structures and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. This advice is designed to empower clients to negotiate with confidence, and become financially savvy and independent, post-divorce. Elston specialist advisers also deliver neutral advice to parties resolving their family law dispute via Collaborative Practice, Lynda and her team often appearing as guest contributors to Clarissa’s Introductory and Advanced Collaborative Practice training sessions. 

Through their work, Lynda and her team, have assisted business owners operating SME legal practices with their personal wealth planning. It’s not uncommon for busy professionals to put their own needs last. Elston provides advice on transforming cash flow into productive wealth to realise a prosperous and secure future.