Bill Eddy High Conflict Mediation Training
New Ways for Mediation® Training with High Conflict Expert, Bill Eddy
Trainer: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Dates for 2023 Coming Soon!
9:00am – 1:00 pm PT
12:00pm – 4:00 pm ET
8 hours Live Online Training via Zoom (Interactive)
4 hours Asynchronous Training (viewed on your own)
12 Hours Total Training
A Breakthrough Approach for Mediating High Conflict Disputes
Instructor: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Have your best mediation skills failed with some clients? Have you felt that despite your best efforts, some mediations are impossible?
It’s likely that you may have been mediating with one or more parties locked in a pattern of high conflict behavior, making it a high conflict dispute.
High conflict disputes are different. They often involve one or more individuals with a pattern of high conflict behavior characterized by all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, extreme behavior, and preoccupation with blaming others.
In this 12-hour training, Bill Eddy will provide a background on high conflict behavior and then he will present his new approach to mediating such disputes: New Ways for Mediation®. This approach includes several paradigm shifts from ordinary mediation by not relying on insight, expression of emotions or discussions of the past.
Instead, this method focuses on teaching clients four simple skills to use within a structure that keeps them focused on problem-solving solutions and away from venting, re-working the past, extreme demands, rigid positions, and other self-defeating behaviors. The skills for mediators are also simple and less stressful, so that they serve primarily as a guide and source of information throughout the process. Many of the tips and tools of this method can be used with any mediation.
After this training, you will:
- have the necessary skills for handling high conflict mediations
- experience increased confidence as you settle into the specific structure of this method
- let go of feeling responsible for the outcome
Bill Eddy is a mediator, lawyer, therapist, in-demand keynote speaker, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute. He has trained over 200,000 professionals in 10 countries on understanding and managing high conflict disputes. He is the author and co-author of twenty books, including the instant classic BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People and the newly-published Mediating High Conflict Disputes. Mr. Eddy has been developing and teaching this method over the past twelve years to many mediators, lawyers and counselors around the United States and Canada, including a 2-day training in this approach to over one hundred Family Court Services counselors throughout California in 2020.
Mosten Guthrie Academy is approved by the State Bar of California to offer 12 credit hours (8 participatory, 4 self-study) of California MCLE and Family Specialization credit (for attorneys) for this training. Mosten Guthrie Academy is also approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider 75785) to sponsor Continuing Education and this training meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Mosten Guthrie Academy maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Professionals in other states may request credit approval from their governing organizations; approval is not guaranteed.
This is a live, participatory training delivered in a supportive, dynamic, and interactive online forum. Synchronous attendance (for live online portions) and participation is required, and recordings of synchronous sessions are not available for makeup or review; see Mosten Guthrie Academy Cancellation and Attendance Policies (linked) for more information.