Billy Eddy High Conflict Mediation Training
New Ways for Mediation Training with High Conflict Expert, Bill Eddy
Trainers: Bill Eddy
November 3-4, 2022
9:00am – 1:00 pm PT
12:00pm – 4:00 pm ET
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 with a high conflict personality, 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 training in five potentially high conflict personality disorders and managing high conflict individuals. 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 simple 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. Some or all 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
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.