A Breakthrough Approach for Mediating High Conflict Disputes
| LCSW, Esq.
Co-Sponsored by the MCBA Family Law Section
A 3 day conference beginning Wednesday, September 22nd through Friday, September 24th, daily from 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Registration Pricing: $295 Early Bird | Ends August 15
Regular Pricing: $395
This program qualifies for 12 hours of CLE credit, which will be provided by the High Conflict Institute.
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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 over three mornings, Bill Eddy will provide a background on five high conflict personality disorders and then he will present his new approach to mediating such disputes, called New Ways for Mediation®, which 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 new method can be used with any mediation. Mr. Eddy has been developing and teaching this method over the past ten years to many lawyers and mediators around the United States and Canada, including a 2-day training in this approach to over one hundred Family Court Services counselors throughout California last year.
This training will include PowerPoint presentations, video clips, role-play practice exercises, and opportunity for questions and discussion of difficult situations throughout the training.
HIGH CONFLICT INSTITUTE (HCI) IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER #16109. AND CERTIFIES THAT THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR MINIMUM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT BY THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF 12.0 HOURS TOWARDS GENERAL MCLE. LSCLE (Family Law) is pending.
This training is being coordinated on behalf of the Marin County Bar Association by Ingrid Carbone, Kate Rockas and Liat Sadler.