High Conflict Personalities: Understanding and Resolving Their Costly Disputes

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9780972953603: High Conflict Personalities: Understanding and Resolving Their Costly Disputes

Using over two dozen compelling case examples, the author explains the dynamics and strange logic of four types of Personality Disorders which appear in disputes as High Conflict Personalities. Drawing on 30 years of dispute resolution experience in three professions, he provides a 4-Step Method anyone can use to manage High Conflict Personalities -- and to resolve their emotionally-draining and costly disputes. With High Conflict Personalities on the rise, anyone can be a target.

A book for:
ADVOCATES (attorneys, mental health professionals, support persons, students in the helping professions, family and friends assisting those in high conflict disputes);

DISPUTE RESOLVERS (mediators, managers, administrators, judges, evaluators, ombudspersons, family and friends who get stuck in the middle); and

TARGETS OF BLAME (spouses, co-workers, neighbors, businesses, agencies, officials, professionals, family and (former) friends who become the focus of blame for a person with a High Conflict Personality).

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About the Author:

William Eddy is a Mediator and Family Law Attorney in San Diego, California. He teaches Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law, and provides seminars for attorneys, mediators, and therapists. Prior to practicing law, he was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. His articles have appeared in national law and counseling journals.

He obtained his law degree in 1992 from the Univerity of San Diego, a Master of Social Work degree in 1981 from San Diego State University, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 1970 from Case Western Reserve University. He began his career as a youth social worker in a changing neighborhood in New York City and first became involved in mediation in 1975 in San Diego. He considers conflict resolution the theme of his varied career.


An essential resource for all family law attorneys and mental health professionals working with high-conflict divorce cases. -- Steven N. Sparta, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD Medical School

I found this book to be extremely useful. I took comfort from Bill Eddy's obvious compassion and specific techniques. -- Barbara Filner, Director San Diego Mediation Center Training Institute, March 2003

I loved it. This book is very intriguing. A godsend for handling difficult personalities who won't stop fighting. -- Dennis Sharp, JAMS and ACR, March 2003

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Bill Eddy
Published by William A. Eddy (2003)
ISBN 10: 0972953604 ISBN 13: 9780972953603
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