Friday September 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday September 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM EDT

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St. Petersburg Yacht Club 
11 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Driving Directions 

Family Law Contact (Main contact)

Joryn Jenkins  -  Next Generation Divorce
813-870-3839, ext. 122 

Mental Health Contact

Dr. Monica Epstein - Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce

CIvil Law Contact

Guilene Theodore - Florida Civil Collaborative Practice Group 

Financial Contact

Monica Ospina, CPA 

List of Local Hotels


The Birchwood Inn:  

 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-896-1080 / sample room rate $280

Marriott Courtyard:  

300 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-450-6200 / sample room rate $135

Hilton St. Pete Bayfront:

333 1st St S. St. Petersburg, FL  33701

 855-901-0002 / sample room rate $125

Hollander Boutique Hotel:

421 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

800-992-2694 / sample room rate $104

Hotel Indigo:

234 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-822-4814 / sample room rate $150

Ponce De Leon Boutique Hotel:

95 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

866-460-7466 / sample room rate $101

Vinoy Renaissance Hotel:

 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-894-1000 / sample room rate $229


Introductory Collaborative Practice Training 


the forerunners of the Neutral MHP Collaborative model:

Lone Star Collaborative Trainers

                                                   Linda Solomon, LMFT            Scott D. Clarke, CFP, CDFA                 Melinda Eitzen, Esq.

Click here for more information about the trainers


You are invited to a unique opportunity to join in blazing the trail with Lone Star Trainers by attending their 2-Day Introductory Collaborative Practice Training in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.

The upcoming Basic Training is the first to include both civil and family law professional trainers.  In attendance will be the forefunners in collaborative training, Lone Star Trainers Linda Solomon, L.M.F.T., Scott Clarke, C.F.P., C.D.F.A., and Melinda Eitzen, Esq. who will be joined in person by Sherrie Abney, Esq. and remotely Mark Sheridan, Esq. and Michael Zeytoonian, Esq.

Trainer, Sherrie Abney, author of Civil Collaborative Law: The Road Less
Travelled, will be leading break-out groups with Civil Collaborative Role Play exercises and will participate in a lunch panel discussion on Friday with remote appearance by Mark Sheridan, Esq. and Michael Zeytoonian, Esq. with highlights of
 actual civil collaborative cases.

Geared towards both Civil and Family Law attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and mediators, the training will take place at the beautiful St. Petersburg Yacht Club, overlooking the sparkling waterfront of Tampa Bay. 

You do not want to miss this special event hosted by Next Generation Divorce, Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group, and Florida Civil Collaborative Practice Group.  Be a part of history as Collaborative practice takes a step forward.

Civil Attorneys:

Sherri Abney, Esq.

Mark Sheridan, Esq.
Michael Zeytoonian Esq


Conference Times / Cost:  

Friday:   Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Training:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Training: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Register now: $655.00

*Payments are non-refundable after August 21, 2015.

*(A full refund less any processing fees incurred)


Friday Evening Colleague Dinner

Come join your training colleagues for a celebration of collaborative practice. The dinner will commence after the cocktail party on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.  Each participant will pay their own bill.  See you there!


Continuing Education Credit Hours

Sixteen continuing education credit hours have been approved for lawyers, C.P.A.'s, and mental health professionals. Certificates will be provided at the close of the training.  This training is co-sponsored with The Center For Human Potential of America, Inc. The Center for Human Potential of American, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Human Potential of America, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Space is limited and registration will be first come, first served.   Register below.  Completion of the online registration form below is required regardless of payment type to reserve your seat. 

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and the 

Florida Civil Collaborative Practice Group