Excerpted from Bill Eddy’s New Book: The Future of Family Court

May 3, 2012


The Future of Family Court
STRUCTURE, SKILLS AND LESS STRESS
Bill Eddy, LCSW, CFLS
Author of Managing High Conflict People in Court

Disorders in the Court

THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED FOR family court judicial officers, although I realize it may be read by other professionals and individuals involved in family court themselves. It’s written from my perspective as a family lawyer and mental health professional, and as a trainer of judges in managing high-conflict people in court. I am not a judge and I do not presume to know how to do the difficult work judges do day in and day out. Yet I have represented clients in family courts for 15 years and I have heard many of the concerns of judges in my seminars and private conversations.

The emphasis of this book is to apply lessons learned from the field of mental health to the family court system, especially in regard to working with parents with personality disorders or traits. Prior to my legal career, I was a therapist working with children and their parents in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. This background has given me a different perspective on today’s families in family court. Yet my emphasis here is on what individual judges can do, rather than recommending sweeping changes in the court system or creating new players in the decision-making process.

To read more: Please visit highconflictinstitute.com. This book is available in hardcover and as an ebook.

High Conflict Institute provides training and consultations, as well and books, DVDs and CDs regarding dealing with High Conflict People (HCPs) in legal, workplace, educational, and healthcare disputes. Bill Eddy is the President of the High Conflict Institute and the author of It’s All Your Fault!, Splitting, BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Hostile Emails, Personal Attacks and Social Media Meltdowns and Don’t Alienate the Kids! He is an author, attorney, mediator, and therapist. Bill has presented seminars to attorneys, judges, mediators, ombudspersons, human resource professionals, employee assistance professionals, managers, and administrators in 25 states, several provinces in Canada, France, Sweden, and Australia. For more information about High Conflict Institute, our seminars and consultations, Bill Eddy or to purchase a book, CD or DVD, visit: www.highconflictinstitute.com

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