Learn More About Membership

Membership in the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan is open to attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial specialists who have received Collaborative Practice training. CPIM, formed in 2004, is at the forefront of developing Collaborative Practice across the State of Michigan. Membership is vital for anyone interested in changing Michigan’s divorce culture and working as a Collaborative professional. In addition to being able to cite membership in the organization as a Collaborative professional, membership provides the following benefits:

  • Listing in the "Find a Professional" section of the CPIM website, essential for referrals;
  • Automatic membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) at a reduced group rate;
  • Free webinars on important topics of Collaborative Practice;
  • Access to Collaborative divorce forms (such as the model Participation Agreement, ethical rules, etc.) in the "Members Only" sections of both CPIM and IACP websites;
  • Attendance at the annual Collaborative Practice advanced training seminar and the basic training seminar at a reduced rate;
  • Subscription to the quarterly newsletter, "Collaborative Chronicles";
  • Opportunities to stay connected with multi-disciplinary professionals who are active in the Collaborative field;
  • Board and Committee membership opportunities;
  • Input and influence upon pending legislature that impacts family law and/or Collaborative Practice issues;
  • Participation in mentor-mentee relationship opportunities;
  • Access to Collaborative Divorce brochures for clients;
  • Professional opportunity to expand services and options offered to clients; and
  • Optional membership certificate available for an additional $5.

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