Managing High Conflict People in Court

Managing High Conflict People in Court

by Bill Eddy


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Managing High Conflict People in Court by Bill Eddy

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981509044
Publisher: Janis Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 9.01(w) x 5.98(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1. An Increase in Personality Disorders
2. An Attraction to Court Processes
3. Unconscious Behavior
4. Difficulty Regulating Emotions
5. Cognitive Distortions
6. What Can Be Done?
7. Conclusion
Appendix 1 Tips for Judicial Officers Managing the High Conflict Case
Appendix 2 Three Stages of High Conflict Cases
Appendix 3 Before You Go To Court
Curriculum Vitae

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