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About The Magazine


The World of Collaborative Practice is intended to promote the growth and acceptance of Collaborative Practice by being:
• a vehicle for writings, videos, audio recordings and other media regarding Collaborative Practice in all its forms and applications;
• addressed to both a professional and a lay audience; and
• a means for direct dialogue and commentary on the articles and media it publishes.


 carl Michael rossi is an attorney admitted in Illinois and New York as well as a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, currently residing in Chicago. His professional commitment is solely to the practice and expansion of Collaborative Practice. He has offered trainings in and made presentations on Collaborative Practice and on communication skills for Collaborative practitioners and lawyers in general for the Illinois State Bar Association, Practical Ethics [of Florida], the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, Renaissance Lawyer, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and others.

carl Michael has presented at several IACP Forums. His writings have appeared in the Florida Bar Journal, the Collaborative Review, and the Cutting Edge Law magazine.  He is a past member of the Editorial Board of The Collaborative Review published by IACP

He is currently the Executive Director of the Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois.  He is ‘the moderator’ of the CollabLaw listServe, which he created in 2000.  Also a former member of the Board of Directors of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a past President of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers.



EDITOR Emeritus

 Gloria K. Vanderhorst, Ph.D. co-founded TWoCP with carl Michael rossi in 2010 and served as co-publisher / co-editor until 2016 when she chose to focus her energies and skills in other areas and her practice as a Licensed Psychologist.    Her role in imagining, creating, and maintaining this undertaking cannot be overstated.  We wish her much success!