CP Cal Newsletter
Dear Collaborative Colleague,
are pleased to bring you the CP Cal Newsletter, the electronic newsletter of
Collaborative Practice California.
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by Fred Glassman, JD
Dear Collaborative Practitioners:
The final performance of Broadways newest and greatest hit show,
better known as CELEBRATION 8, took place at the Manhattan Beach Marriott
theatre over the weekend of April 26-28, 2013. Following record-breaking
curtain calls by the entire cast of presenters, a resounding standing ovation
from the audience (attendees) took place. The rave reviews are now in!
Let me share with you a few comments from those who were fortunate enough
to have attended our CP Cal show:
of the participants and quality of the presentations were helpful to
re-energize me and make me want to improve my skills further and work to
support the movement
learned new things to increase my skills, to fulfill my continuing
education needs and vision, and to recharge professional enthusiasm
knowledge and skills, reconnected with respected colleagues, renewed
commitment, got inspired
conference, as always!
programs were well presented
enjoyed the opportunity to network, build relationships, share the spirit
of peace building
liked the manner of presentation and the materials and personalities of
trainings were of a very high quality
valued the experiences with my colleagues and seeing the spread and
development of the movement
conference! Thank you!
Although this show has closed, the revival is coming back next year as CELEBRATION 9 in April of 2014 at the San Francisco Airport Westin. Tickets are not on sale yet. Just stay tuned for future announcements, including cast members, song and dance numbers (workshops and plenaries).
Your enthusiastic and hardworking Board of Directors is gearing up for its annual CP Cal retreat in July when we will consider your suggestions generated from Celebration 8. We will also put together ideas to not only maintain the momentum for Collaborative Practice but also embrace innovative thoughts before testing the waters in the Collaborative community. We will keep you posted!
Remember my door is always open to talk. So feel free to call me.
Update on the CP Cal Board
Heartfelt thanks to the Board members/officers whose terms have expired: Karen Heller Berdy, David Kuroda and Kathleen OConnor.
Welcome to new Board members: Jay Bray, Natalie Leininger, Charles Spiegel, and Shawn Weber.
Welcome also to those delegates and members of practice groups who have stepped forward to volunteer service on a committee or tas force. There is more than enough work to go around!
The newly elected officers for CP Cal 2013-2014 are:
President Fred Glassman
President-Elect Suzan Barrie Aiken
Vice President Stephanie Maloney
Secretary Dawn Strachan
Treasurer Warren Sacks
Past President Board members: Randy Cheek and David Fink
Report on Celebration 8
The Board was treated to a rollicking report on Celebration 8. We had 160 paid registrants. Our fundraising committee broke its prior records, and collected more than $41,000 from sponsors, the silent auction, and raffle. Thanks to the social media committee, many of us are now official tweeters!
The evaluation forms were
overwhelmingly positive about the facility, the programming, the valuable
content of the workshops and pre-conference institutes, and most of all, the
networking and fun we all had over the weekend. Among the comments were...
- I was able to connect with colleagues I do not see on a regular basis,
and was able to learn from some interesting seminars.
- The speakers and venue were excellent as well as mingling with
- The enthusiasm of the participants and quality of the presentations
were helpful to re-energize me and make me want to improve my skills further and
work to support the movement.
For any of you who were unable to attend this year, audio recordings are available (please contact Paula Jackson), and please be sure to attend Celebration 9, scheduled for April 25-27, 2014 at the Westin San Francisco Airport. Co-chairs of that event will be Natalie Leininger and Lisa Zonder. Put this event on your clendars now and join us for the fun and learning!
2013 Eureka Awards
The Eureka Award recognizes and
honors those who "have made significant contributions and demonstrated an
abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in
The Eureka Award is not limited
to those in any particular practice or career. Previous honorees include
members of the core disciplines - mental health, financial, and legal - as well
as those who are not licensed in these professions.
The 2013 Eureka Awardees are Brian Don Levy, JD; Ann
Buscho, PhD; Steven Garelick, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA; Debra
Bellings-Kee, MFT, JD; and Lisa Schneider, CDFA, CFP, RFC.