Conflict psychology and relationship science for lawyers
August 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Seattle area, TBD
CLE: 4 credits from WSBA (1.5 ethics, 2.5 other)
This is a small-class format introductory program that covers a number of science-based topics describing why people do things that are hard to understand, and the psychological and neurobiological factors that drive conflict and impair communication. The program is focused in large part on how to help clients enhance their decision making. Since a lawyers prime duty, under RPC 1.2 and 1.4, is to support a client’s choices, enhancing decision making is inherently an ethical issue. A variety of techniques for how to do this are offered. CSI’s Conflict Model is reviewed, as are parts of CSI’s Integrative Client-Centered Model. This program has been approved by the Washington State Bar Association for 4 credits (1.5 ethics and 2.5 other), and is 4 hours 15 minutes long. Please bring your own coffee, water, food. CSI will hold a 1-2 hour group mentoring follow up beginning at 2:00, at which we will spend time hearing about your problem case and applying the days learning to alternative approaches for handling the case. The mentoring portion is an additional $100 and does not provide CLE credit. The location will be in Ballard or the Seattle-Lynwood area. The program is for practitioners working in the areas of family, domestic violence, juvenile, criminal, probate, and other ares where conflict is often intractable. Participants are encouraged to read CSI’s It’s legal to harm children article before the training. Email us to register or obtain more information.
Domestic violence from a relational science perspective: A deeper understanding of the causes and solutions
Fall, 2019, date TDB
Cost and time TBD, length is 4 hours 15 minutes
CLE credit from WSBA: 4 credits applied for
What people normally think of as domestic violence (DV), intimate partner violence (IPV), coercive control, etc., are actually behaviors and thinking patterns that are well described by several relational sciences. This seminar will look at the findings of some of these scientific disciplines to gain a deeper and richer understanding of DV. Coercive control will be defined with particular detail, and from those details suggestions for how to communicate and relate to offenders in a way that encourages them to reduce their need for control will be identified. A family systems perspective will be explored, as well as relevant solutions from this perspective. This program is 4 credits, 4 hours and 15 minutes. Participants are encouraged to read CSI’s article A family systems approach to addressing DV in court cases. For more information about this program send us an email.