HCI Training/Speaker Info
Georgi Di Stefano
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William A. (“Bill”) Eddy is a lawyer, therapist and mediator. He is the co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute based in San Diego, California. Bill provides training on the subject of high-conflict personalities to lawyers, mediators, judges, mental health professionals and others. He has presented in over 30 states and ten countries. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 12 years’ experience counseling children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. For the past 26 years, he has also been a lawyer, representing clients in family court (as a Certified Family Law Specialist) and providing divorce mediation services.
He is the author of over a dozen books, including: High Conflict People in Legal Disputes, 2nd Ed.; SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder; and BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People. He is the developer of the New Ways for Families® method for potentially high-conflict families, which is being implemented in several family court systems in the United States and Canada. He is also the developer of the New Ways for Mediation® method, which emphasizes more structure by the mediator and more negotiation skills for the parties.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the co-founder and Training Director 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 30 states and ten countries.
As an attorney, Bill was a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and is 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 part-time at the University of San Diego School of Law and the National Judicial College. He is currently on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. For several years he has also been a visiting lecturer at Monash University Law Chambers and Newcastle Law School in Australia.
He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:
• 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
• High Conflict People in Legal Disputes, 2nd Ed.
• 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
• So, What’s Your Proposal?
• Don’t Alienate the Kids
• Dating Radar
• It’s All Your Fault at Work
He is also the developer of the New Ways for Families method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court, and a method for managing potentially high conflict employees, New Ways for Work. He has also developed and trained hundreds of mediators with his New Ways for Mediation method. He has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over two million views.
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EQUIPMENT & A/V
Bill brings his own laptop and slide clicker/pointer and can adapt to HDMI, VGA or lighting hookups.
LCD projector & screen
Audio connection for sound (he will show videos from his laptop)
Lapel mic (hand-held or podium mic okay if lapel not available)
White board or flipchart w/ markers
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