Personality Disordered Parents & Alienated Children
How personality-disordered parents may pass alienating behaviors to their children
This 3-hour program provides an overview of the DSM-5 criteria for five personality disorders which appear frequently in family law and mental health practice. How personality-disordered parents may pass alienating behaviors to their children is explained.
The range of opposing legal and mental health perspectives on the issue of child alienation are presented, including a range of interventions from mild to moderate to severe.
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.