About me

Vicki James, Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Collaborative Communications Facilitator

 

Vicki M. James is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Vicki’s work with individuals and families includes relationship issues, improving communication, and life changes after complicated loss.

 

Vicki works as a team member with Collaborative Law as a communication facilitator.  She is also trained as a Parent Coordinator, Parent Facilitator and Family Mediation.  She is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas as well asTexas Association of Family and Conciliation.

 

Publications

 

Divorce, the Collaborative Way

by Melinda Eitzen, JD, Scott Clarke, CFP & Vicki James, LPC, LMFT

 

An introduction to the Collaborative Method as explained by professionals from the three disciplines which comprise the team approach to dispute resolution.

 

Melinda Eitzen is a family law attorney and a partner in McClure Duffee & Eitzen LLP, a Dallas and Collin County based law firm. Melinda was president of the Plano Bar Association from 2007-2008, has served as a director of the Association since 2005, and was Chairman of the Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County in 2007.

 

Scott Clarke is a Certified FInancial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who is in private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He currently series on the Board of Trustees of the Collaborative Law Institute of Teas and provides training to other financial professionals on the role of the financial neutral in collaborative divorce in Texas and throughout the country.

 

Communication Playbook 

by Vicki James, LPC, LMFT

 

Tips on how you can communicate more effectively when discussions are difficult.

 

A sixteen page pocket sized pamphlet, a great resource and handy reference for keeping communications on track.

 

When you enter into a difficult discussion you can easily become overwhelmed. Communication becomes ineffective and instead of coming to an acceptable resolution, an argument may begin. This playbook does not address the complex reasons for miscommunication but instead refers to ways to address and focus on the discussion at hand.

 

Laid out in handy tab format for fast reference, this guide can quickly save communications at any critical moment. Here are the topics of each tab:

 

  • Introduction

  • Prepare

  • No One Listening

  • Always Interrupting

  • Stepping Over the Line

  • When to take a Break

  • Proceeding Without Fear & Drama

  • Ending

  • Evaluation

  • An effective, invaluable tool for anyone who sees the value of effective communication.

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