Designed for judicial officers with an emphasis on applying lessons learned from the mental health field to the family court system, especially when working with high-conflict parents. Lawyer, therapist and trainer of judges, Bill Eddy, provides tips on what individual judges can do, rather than recommending sweeping changes in the court system or creating new players in the decision-making process.
|Publisher:||High Conflict Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)|
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
CHAPTER ONE Disorders in the Court 1
CHAPTER TWO Setting Limits 17
CHAPTER THREE Structure and Accountability 25
CHAPTER FOUR The Trouble with Making Decisions 29
CHAPTER FIVE Eliminating the Parent Contest 37
CHAPTER SIX Managing High-Conflict Emotions 43
CHAPTER SEVEN Children’s Testimony 49
CHAPTER EIGHT Parenting Coordinators 57
CHAPTER NINE New Ways for Families 61
CHAPTER TEN Pattern Analysis 69
CHAPTER ELEVEN Training 77
CHAPTER TWELVE Conclusion 83
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 87