New Ways for Mediation℠ - 75 Minute Seminar
Training for Professionals: simple skills to help keep high conflict people on track
You’ve been doing mediation for years. You’ve completed countless hours of mediation training. However, some parties just don’t seem to get it! Now what?
Potentially high-conflict cases benefit from a more tightly-structured and controlled mediation process. This approach emphasizes the role of the mediator as “guide” – much more directive about the process and much less directive about the actual decisions the parties should make. The mediator provides simple skills for the parties to repeatedly apply in more actively asking questions, gathering information and making proposals.
75 Minute Video
Also available as the New Ways for Mediation Seminar + Demonstrations
MCLE: High Conflict Institute is an approved provider of California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). This course qualifies for non-participatory "self study" MCLE for California attorneys for 1.25 general MCLE and does not count for special credit in any subject matter or required topic.
This method is also available as a set with this seminar plus a 3-hour demonstration of the method.
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.