Resources for Dealing with
High Conflict People

Legal Professionals

profsmHCI offers the following seminars for a variety of legal professionals. All seminars can be tailored to your area of law. Contact us to discuss which seminar would be the most appropriate and beneficial for your audience.


Managing High Conflict Personalities in Legal Disputes
Dealing with High Conflict Counsel
Managing High Conflict People in Court
Managing High Conflict People in Collaborative Practice

Additional topics

  • The following topics can be incorporated into any seminar:
  • Alienation
  • Ethical issues in high conflict cases
  • Child abuse
  • True and false reports of abuse
  • High conflict personalities and domestic violence
  • Managing self-represented litigants
  • Role of GALs and parenting coordinators

New Ways for Families: Managing High Conflict Clients in Separation & Divorce

New Ways for Families teaches four basic relationship and conflict resolution skills before the major decisions are made. These skills are: flexible thinking, managed emotions, moderate behaviors, and checking yourself (checking yourself by using these skills when new issues arise). These skills are essential to all successful relationships and to resolving conflicts. The New ways method can help family law professionals better manage their high conflict clients, while helping their clients learn new skills for making proposals and participating in the decision making process.

The goal is to reduce court appearances (by working with lawyers and mediators to negotiate settlements rather than relying on a judge to make all the decisions) and to reduce family conflict in the future. This method is specifically designed to address domestic violence, alienation and other issues as a “gateway” to further treatment.

Visit for more information about the program and to learn how you can use New Ways with your clients. Read more about how New Ways can help you manage the high conflict behaviors of your clients: How New Ways Helps Attorneys


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hcp130Using 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.

Everybody knows someone with a High Conflict Personality (HCP). “How can he be so unreasonable? So totally rigid and self-centered?” “Why does she keep fighting so much? Can’t she see how destructive she is?” “Can you believe they’re going to court over __________________?” (You fill in the issue).

This book helps make sense of the fears that drive conflict and drive people to file lawsuits, complaints and wreak havoc for legal professionals and the general public alike. Bill Eddy explores the characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Chart included.

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