CLE– Neuroscience in Law Practice: Understanding the ICCM
Neuroscience in Law Practice: Understanding and Applying the Integrative Client Counseling Model (ICCM)
(9 CLE credits (including 1 ethics) – approval pending.)
This CLE is presented by the Integrative Client Counseling Institute (ICCI) in the ICCI Ed-Ment 6 Family format, an intensive 6-person, 6-session, family-law-focused program, combining traditional CLE-based education with small group and individual mentoring. Class sessions will be held every other Saturday starting on March 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The program will include up to 14 hours of mentoring. Half of the class sessions will be in CLE format, and the other half will be group mentoring where we will apply the ICCM techniques learned to your specific cases. Individual inter-session mentoring will also be provided. The program will include a section on the use of a Targeted Integrative Parenting Strategies Coach™. This program is targeted at lawyers who offer at least some low bono services, and costs $150 (attendees must certify they do at least some low bono work). 9 CLE credits (including 1 for ethics) have been applied for this program. The program will be taught by Mark Baumann, J.D., ICCI director. Classes will be held in the Seattle area.
To register for attendance, please email us at: Info@ICC.Institute
2015 Session schedule (all sessions 9:00 a.m. to noon):
The program will introduce you the Integrative Client-Centered Model (ICCM), a science-based counseling model providing a foundation for understanding why people do what they do in the midst of conflict, why communication can be hard, and what you can do to improve your counseling, communication, negotiation, and litigation skills.
We will cover neuroscience basics, including the Polyvagal Theory, which is the most important neuroscience theory you have never heard of. It explains why people engage in a fight-flight-freeze (FFF) response, and more. We will look at what adult attachment theory is and why it is important for lawyers. One concept from attachment theory explains why adults have a core need to seek and find protection from danger. Since a lawyer’s job is to protect clients from danger, we can gain a deeper understanding of where this need comes from, and how to most effectively provide protection from danger.
We will quickly move into techniques informed by science. In the mentoring portion of the program, in addition to offering basic legal advice, we will apply these techniques to cases you are working on. This facilitates practical application of the information you gain from the sessions to your everyday practice.
A variety of ICCM techniques will be covered, including Integrative Listening, a lawyer-specific model for listening, communicating, and gaining insight. The 4-Step Change Process Model, identifies a common impediment to counseling and clarifies how to help clients move from a less-than-optimal demand to a more optimal choice. The Hierarchy of Needs in Conflict Model helps us to understand the deep needs of all clients and to focus our thinking around needs instead of demands or wishes. The Conflict Model of personality gives us an effective 2-pattern model to understand why clients make choices they do and how approach working with your client within their information processing style and needs.
Equipoise helps us think about how to balance caring for a client and maintaining professional distance. We will cover emotions and feelings, grounding skills, narrative analysis, and several ethical issues. We will look at what Targeted Integrative Parenting Strategies Coaching™ and how to use coaches effectively and ethically in family law cases. We will use examples, and your cases, to show you how to use the techniques for client counseling and motivation, negotiating with unrepresented opposing parties, and for litigation needs such as cross-examination. These techniques and skill sets are all concerned with ultimately improving your ability to assist your clients to achieve the most optimal outcome in their cases.
We hope you’ll join us!