April 30, 2019

Mediation in High Conflict Disputes

Mediation in High Conflict Disputes

In March, 2013, I took a two-day course on using mediation as a tool to resolve high conflict disputes.

This course, which was sponsored by MediateBC, was conducted by Bill Eddy of the High Conflict Institute. It featured discussions of the traits of high conflict people and the problems which arise in dealing with them and methods by which those problems could be reduced and overcome so that solutions to their disputes might be achieved. The participants took part in role-plays approximating real life situations and thereby developed techniques to assist them in resolving the unique and often daunting obstacles that arise in high conflict situations.


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