Professional Guidebook

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New Ways for Families®: Professional Guidebook

The New Ways for Families® Professional Guidebook is for mental health professionals (counselors) who want to learn more about New Ways for Families or use the method with their clients. Also helpful for judges, lawyers, mediators and collaborative divorce professionals. It is designed to be used with the New Ways for Families® Basic 6-hour Training, available on DVD, and either the Parent Workbook, Collaborative Parent Workbook, Decision Skills Class Workbook/Manual, or the Pre-Mediation Coaching Workbook.

By learning small skills in small steps, parents will learn to better communicate, manage their emotions, and make decisions that are in the best interest of their child. New Ways for Families is currently available in four models:

1. Court-Based Counseling
2. Collaborative Divorce
3. Decision Skills Class
4. Pre-Mediation Coaching
5. Online 12-hour class (can be used for parent education or high-conflict intervention)

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Book Info

Publication date: (2nd edition, 2013)
Pages: 158
Binding: softcover
Author: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
ISBN (print): 978-1-936268-73-3
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-936268-60-3

Author Info

As an attorney, Bill Eddy 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

• BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

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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Developed by Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute

saves the court time and resources
reduces court appearances
protects children as the family reorganizes


immunize families from becoming high conflict
reduce existing conflict in cases already identified as "high conflict"
increase child's well-being
encourage settlement instead of litigation
effective client engagement & client management