CDT ‘s goal is to make collaborative divorce the preferred method of divorce in Texas. How does credentialing support this goal? To become the preferred method of divorce, the public has to know what collaborative divorce is, why it is the preferred method, and how to get it, and ultimately, the client (aka the public) must have a positive experience with the process. When clients have a positive experience, in what is one of the most difficult times of their lives, they understand why collaborative divorce is the preferred method and will recommend it to their friends and family. This positive feedback improves the collaborative divorce brand.
When highly trained and experienced collaborative professionals assist clients in their divorce, clients are more likely to feel a high level of satisfaction with the process. Greater client satisfaction should lead to greater the demand for collaborative divorce. Greater demand for the process should lead to a need for more collaborative professionals to meet that demand.
How do clients find a highly skilled collaborative professional? A key part of CDT’s marketing strategy is to drive traffic to our website where we provide a neutral reference for potential clients to find highly skilled collaborative professionals in their area. What it takes to be credentialed will be set out on the public side of the web site. Potential clients will have the information they need to hire professionals who are trained and experienced, and they will be better able to review professional websites to figure out which professionals are truly focused on collaboration rather than those who just give lip service to collaboration.
The goal of credentialing is to expand the market for collaborative divorce by improving the client’s experience which will increase demand for collaborative divorce and thereby increase the demand for more collaborative professionals. The goal of credentialing is not to limit collaborative practice to a select few insiders who are credentialed professionals. Our aim is to create a virtuous cycle of more informed potential clients who have better experiences, who say positive things about the process to their friends and family, thereby increasing demand for collaborative divorce which will open the doors for more collaborative professionals to get the experience they want.
Credentialing requires a high level of training and supports continuing education to ensure we are all maintaining a very high standard of service. It sets out a clear path for those who want to improve their skills and it gives potential clients information about the type of training and education that dedicated and skilled collaborative professionals should have.
Be a part of making collaborative divorce the preferred method of divorce in Texas. Apply today. The application fee is $50. The Application form on the website is a fillable pdf. Hand written applications will not be considered. The fee and application should be sent to:
Collaborative Divorce Texas
c/o Ronda Robinson
Two Lincoln Center
5420 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240.
Any application submitted after that date will NOT be considered this year. Applications received after August 31 of this year will be considered for credentialing the following year.