AFCC Conference in Orlando, Florida
© 2011 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
On June 2, I was a speaker at the annual international conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). It was held in Orlando, Florida, and my session about the “New Ways for Families®” method had approximately 100 family law professionals, including judges, lawyers, counselors and court staff.
There was a great deal of interest in this method, which helps manage potentially high-conflict parents who are preparing to fight over their children, by teaching and reinforcing basic conflict resolution skills. Particularly encouraging was the interest from judges, who are looking for new ways of managing high-conflict families.
I also got to show off our new book BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns.(See photo)
I enjoyed seeing many old friends at this conference from all over the United States and Canada. It was a real energy boost - which you need in this kind of work!
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, and mediator. He is the co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute, a training and consultation firm that trains professionals to deal with high conflict people and situations. He is the author of several books and methods for handling high conflict personalities and high conflict disputes with the most difficult people.