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High Conflict People in Legal Disputes


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Part I: Understanding High-Conflict Personalities
1. The Problem: Personalities Drive Conflict
2. The Pattern: An Enduring Pattern of Blame
3. Borderline Personalities: Love You, Hate You
4. Narcissistic Personalities: I'm Very Superior
5. Antisocial Personalities: Con Artists
6. Histrionic Personalities: Always Dramatic
7. Paranoid Personalities: Always Suspicious (NEW CHAPTER)
8. The Enabler: Family, Friends and Professionals

Part II: Managing and Resolving Their Disputes
9. Bonding: Providing Security and Limits
10. Structure: Containing Emotions and Focusing on Tasks
11. Reality Testing: Cognitive Distortions and Legal Standards
12. Consequences: Motivating Reflection and Behavior Change
13. Legal Decision-Making: Presenting Your Case (NEW CHAPTER)
14. A United Approach: The Key to Resolving High-Conflict Disputes



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About the Author

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to legal, business, law enforcement, mental health, and other professionals. He has been a speaker and trainer in the U.S., Canada, France, Switzerland, and Sweden. As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years' experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College. He is a frequent lecturer at Monash University in Australia.

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