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New Ways for Families®: Pre-Mediation Coaching

Coaches' Training: Teaching parents skills before decisions

New Ways for Families® is a new, innovative approach to managing high conflict clients in separation and divorce. This method emphasizes teaching parents skills before decisions, resulting in less defensiveness and more problem-solving – without relying on professionals to make the decisions.

This training is for lawyers, counselors and mediators who wish to provide 1-2 sessions of New Ways Pre-Mediation Coaching. This training explains how to use the Workbook and Coaches Manual to prepare a client for the most productive use of mediation – even with a potentially difficult party.

90 Minute Video


Your Instructor


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego, California. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with twelve years’ experience.

He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries.

He is the author or co-author of sixteen books and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 3.5 million views.


Course Curriculum


  Coaches' Training: Teaching parents skills before decisions
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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