Collaborative Divorce Texas Lunch & Learn

Understanding The Polyvagal Theory
(and how it affects your client and what to do about it)


April 6th, 2021


Melinda Eitzen JD
Jennifer Leister LPCS
Charissa Fry LPC


Melinda Eitzen JD, Jennifer Leister LPCS, and Charissa Fry LPC, will be discussing how to identify when our clients are dysregulated and have gone into fight or flight mode or shutdown mode and how to help them regulate back into a state where they can make good logical decisions.

The presentation will include specific practical application that the listener can immediately put into practice.

The training will also provide critical insight into how the MHP or Child Specialist can conceptualize interviewing children and facilitating meetings.


-Free for CDT Members
-$100 for non-members
-You do NOT need to be a lawyer to register.

Melinda Eitzen, Master in Collaborative practice, family law

Melinda Eitzen is a founding partner of the Dallas-Fort Worth area-based family law
practice of Duffee + Eitzen. Among her many recognitions are “Best Lawyers- Family
Law”, Best Lawyers- Collaborative Law”, D Magazine’s “Best Lawyer in Dallas”, “Best
Family Law Mediator in Dallas”, and “Texas Super Lawyer”. Eitzen is credentialed as a
Master in collaborative practice by Collaborative Divorce Texas, a distinction held by
only eight attorneys in Dallas. She is a mediator as well.