Pre-Mediation Coaching Manual
Pre-Mediation Coaching Manual
New Ways for Families®: Pre-Mediation Coaching Set (Manual & Workbook)
This New Ways for Families® Pre-Mediation Coaching Set (Manual & Workbook) is designed for lawyers, counselors and mediators to use in coaching mediation clients – ideally before the mediation begins. This coaching can occur in one or two sessions, including use of the writing exercises contained in the Pre-Mediation Workbook for clients.
This Coaching Manual and the client’s Workbook were designed for parents dealing with separation and divorce using principles from the New Ways for Families® method; however, it can be used with any client before any mediation, even if there are no children or family issues. This model is particularly beneficial for potentially high-conflict parents or parties who would benefit from learning the skills prior to mediation, but do not require intensive counseling. Learning the skills prior to mediation should make for a more effective mediation process.
Publication date: 2013
Binding: stapled booklet
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Author: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He 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:
High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
It’s All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything
SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The CARS Method®, BIFF Response®, New Ways for Families®, New Ways for Work℠, New Ways for Mediation℠ and EAR Statement℠ are trademarks or service marks of William A. Eddy d/b/a High Conflict Institute. All rights reserved.
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