New Ways for Families Professional Guidebook: For Therapists, Lawyers, Judicial Officers and Mediators

New Ways for Families Professional Guidebook: For Therapists, Lawyers, Judicial Officers and Mediators

by Bill Eddy

Paperback(Second Edition)

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An exciting new method for handling the growing problem of high-conflict families in court and out-of-court, including traditional, Collaborative Divorce and Parenting Coordination cases. It is designed to save courts time, save parents money, and protect children as families re-organize in new ways after divorce. This Guidebook is for mental health professionals to learn to use this method with families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936268047
Publisher: High Conflict Institute Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 919,126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

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 lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France 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.

Table of Contents

1 Structure and Goals
2 How Judges Provide the Structure
3 Model Court Case Example
4 Step 1: Getting Started
5 Step 2: Individual Parent Counseling
6 Step 3: Parent-Child Counseling
7 Step 4: Family (or Court) Decision-Making
8 Decision Skills Class
9 Collaborative Divorce and New Ways
Agreement to Use New Ways for Families™ in Collaborative Divorce
10 Parenting Coordination and New Ways
11 Research Basis for New Ways
12 Adaptations for Specific Cases and Budgets
13 Handling Abuse and Alienation in New Ways
14 Handling Domestic Violence in New Ways
15 Dealing with Resistance
16 Parent Workbooks
17 Starting a New Ways Program
Appendix I: Sample Court Order & Instructions
Appendix II: Out-of-Court Agreement
Appendix III: Sample Behavioral Declarations & Instructions
Appendix IV: New Ways Network
Appendix V: Coordination Letter & Verifications

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