Published in AAMFT-CA (American Association for Marital and Family Therapy- California Division) Newsletter: "Division News" Cover page, June 2004
A wonderful new movement is afoot which AAMFT members would be wise to know about -- called Collaborative Divorce.
When clients are entering into Collaborative Divorce processes, they may wonder about how the coaching process will differ from psychotherapy. There are several elements of how coaching will have a different focus from and will be experienced differently from therapy.
Divorce doesn't have to be ugly. It doesn't need to leave you feeling bitter and resentful. It is in the Collaborative Divorce model that upholds the divorce as a process of interest-based negotiations, settlements revolving around your needs as well as your children's while maximizing mutual regard for each of your concerns.