High Conflict People In Legal Disputes: Third Printing

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Using over two dozen compelling case examples, Bill Eddy explains the dynamics and strange logic of four types of Personality Disorders that appear in legal disputes. With thirty years of dispute resolution experience in three professions, Bill provides practical advice that anyone can use to manage high conflict people - and to resolve their emotionally draining and costly disputes.

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William A. ("Bill") Eddy is President of the High Conflict Institute, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego, California. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California with 15 years' experience representing clients in family court and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years' experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. Since 1983, Bill has also been a part-time mediator with the National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly San Diego Mediation Center), at first as a volunteer and then as a paid mediator. He has mediated neighbor disputes, workplace disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, small business and consumer disputes,school disputes, business disputes, and personal injury cases. He taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years. He provides seminars on mental health issues for judges,attorneys, and mediators, and seminars on law and ethics for mental health professionals. His articles have appeared in national law and counseling journals. He is the author of several books, including "It's All Your Fault!" - 12 Tips For Managing People Who Blame Others For Everything, and SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or Narcissist. Bill is a co-founder of the High Conflict Institute and has been a speaker in 20 states, 4 provinces in Canada, and France and Australia. He has become an authority and consultant on the subject of high conflict personalities for legal professionals, employee assistance professionals, human resource professionals, ombudspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners associations, and others. Bill obtained his law degree in 1992 from the University 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. Bill Eddy's website is www.HighConflictInstitute.com.

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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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