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When Helping Hurts – How Professionals Become Negative Advocates – Or Not © by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Most professionals are helping professionals. We like to help our clients as lawyers, mediators, therapists, arbitrators, social workers, human resource professionals, financial … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Trump Presidency: High-Conflict on Steroids Guest By Don Saposnek, Ph.D. Trump is president. That is our current reality. While nobody would doubt that this presidential election process was extraordinary, the polarization of the political parties and of … Continue reading

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How High-Conflict Politicians Turn Peace into War [Excerpt from the 2012 book Splitting America by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek, chapter 4] High-conflict people tend to turn peace into war, regardless of the setting they are in. They naturally see … Continue reading

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High Conflict Personalities in Employment Cases © 2016 John C. Edwards, Esq. It is expected and understood by most people in the legal profession that because of the intensely personal nature of the issues that come up in family law, … Continue reading

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The CARS Method for Resolving High-Conflict Situations © 2015 by Bill Eddy and L. Georgi DiStefano The CARS Method was developed specifically to address four big areas of difficulty in high-conflict situations, which often involve one or more people with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from High Conflict Institute and Unhooked Books! We have a lot to be grateful for in looking back over the past year. But a lot more work to do in our efforts to explain high-conflict behavior and … Continue reading

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I just finished spending the past two weeks in Melbourne, Australia. It was my fifth visit to Australia and my fourth year teaching at Monash University Law Chambers. I must say I loved teaching the students and experienced lawyers, judges … Continue reading

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Do you have a surge protector for your computer? I’ll bet you do! Otherwise, you could burn out your computer during a power surge from a storm, after a power outage or other cause. But do you have a surge … Continue reading

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Each year I teach a 2-weekend course at Pepperdine University’s School of Law at their Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. It’s a chance for really great discussions with only 26 students about the Psychology of Conflict, with an emphasis on … Continue reading

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By L. Georgi DiStefano and Bill Eddy One of the most frequent questions we hear in workplace conflicts, in counseling and in mediation, is “why doesn’t the other person ‘get it?’” Clients often bitterly complain that despite the clearest of … Continue reading

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