Managing High Conflict People in Court

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Unhooked Books, May 1, 2008 - Law - 60 pages
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This book is designed for judicial officers to use in managing people with high conflict personalities in any courtroom, with an emphasis on family court litigants. This easy-to-read booklet provides judicial officers with accurate and authoritative information about the subject matters covered. It describes general principles and suggestions for judicial officers to immediately put into practice.

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Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high-conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners' association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France and Sweden.

As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years' experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:

&bull High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
&bull It's All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything
&bull SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
&bull BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

He is also the developer of the ?New Ways for Families” method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court, and the "New Ways for Work" method for managing potentially high conflict employees.

University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. received in May 1992 Randolph A. Read Law and Psychiatry Award
San Diego State University M.S.W., Master of Social Work, May 1981
Case Western Reserve University B.A., Psychology, May 1970

Attorney and Counselor at Law: CA Bar #163236
Licensed by Supreme Court of California (1992 to present)
Licensed by United States District Court (1992 to present)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: CA #LCS12258 (1986 to present)

Certified Family Law Specialist, CA Bar Association (2003 to present)
Advanced Mediator, Academy of Professional Family Mediators (2012)
Practitioner Member, Association of Conflict Resolution (1994 to 2010)
Credentialed Mediator by National Conflict Resolution Center
(1993 to present) (Formerly San Diego Mediation Center)

PRESIDENT, High Conflict Institute (January 2008 to Present)
SENIOR FAMILY MEDIATOR (January 2005 to Present) National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, CA

ADJUNCT FACULTY (2008 to Present)
National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada

ADJUNCT FACULTY (2009 to Present)
Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, CA
Course in Psychology of Conflict, Straus Dispute Resolution Center

Sole Practitioner, San Diego, CA (1993 to 2008)

Negotiation and Mediation Course, 7 Semesters (1997-2003)
Interviewing and Counseling Difficult Clients Course (2000)
University of San Diego School of Law

Counseling & Recovery Institute, San Diego, CA (1987 - 1992)

Mesa Vista Psychiatric Hospital, San Diego, CA (1985 - 1987)

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