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New Ways for Families: Basic Training DVD

The New Ways for Families Basic Training video (DVD) is a 6-hour course for family law professionals to use this method with separating and divorcing parents. New Ways for Families is intended to inoculate families from becoming high-conflict in the court process, and can also help families after court with difficult co-parenting issues.

This Basic Training video (DVD) is a 6-hour course taught by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the method. It includes:

  • Sessions 1 & 2: Fundamentals (3 hours)
  • Sessions 3 & 4: Handling Domestic Violence & Related Issues (3 hours)

How Does New Ways for Families Work?

A structured parenting skills method designed to reduce the impact of conflict on children in potentially high-conflict cases. Available in Book and DVD, New Ways for Families® can be used whenever a parent or the court believes one parent needs restricted parenting (supervised, no contact, limited time), at the start of a case or any time a parent requests restricted parenting including after the divorce or separation. This method emphasizes strengthening skills for positive future behavior (new ways), rather than focusing on past negative behavior while still acknowledging it. Contact us for more information about completing the training and receiving a Certificate of Completion.

DVD Info

Publication date: 2010
Discs: 4
Length per disk: 90 minutes hours (total 6 hours)
ISBN: 978-1-936268-08-5

Author/Presenter Info

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He is the developer of the “New Ways for Families® method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court. He is currently developing a method for managing potentially high conflict employees titled “New Ways for Work.” Bill 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. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including: