Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe

©2018 Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D. The Problem After 9/11, our lives changed, and our innocence was tainted. Individual freedoms which we previously took for granted were hijacked from us; we were scanned and patted-down at airports— eventually our belts and shoes had to come off. We felt afraid and lost our trust that we could […]

California Judges and Mediators – Los Angeles Conference

© 2013 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Last week I spoke to over 100 California Family Court judges and mediators in Los Angeles. My topic was “Managing Challenging Personalities in Family Law.” It’s been five years since I spoke to them and I focused less on personality disorders this time and more on what to […]

What Does Splitting Have to Do With Politics?

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. [Excerpted from Splitting America by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek] We have come to realize that splitting in politics is driven by the same high-conflict behaviors as in family court. And, the result is also the same! “If you are willing to engage in splitting, you can get very far – […]