New Ways for Families® Counselor Training for the Counseling Method

FOR: counselors, therapists, attorneys, and other professionals

FOCUS: learning a structured, skills-focused method for using the New Ways for Families Counseling method with divorcing or separating parents


IMPORTANT NOTE: This training is for licensed counselors or therapists. 


New Ways for Families® Counselor Training


Instructor: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Space is limited. Pick your date and save your spot. A limited number of scholarships are available, and we offer group rates. Ask us here.

Would you like to help parents learn the necessary skills to manage a high conflict co-parenting situation?

New Ways for Families® is a program for high-conflict family law cases that you can utilize in your court, practice, or agency.

It is designed to save courts time, to save parents money, and to protect children as their families re-organize in new ways. It is a positive option for family law professionals who are ready for helping families in a new way that gives parents a chance to change before big decisions are made.

Developed by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., New Ways for Families® is a structured parenting skills method that focuses on teaching parents 4 Big Skills™ to:

  • help them make BIG decisions

  • reduce conflict

  • contain conflict

  • avoid alienation

  • reduce alienation

  • reduce refusal and resistance

  • reduce violence

  • reduce harm to the children

Goals and Benefits

  • IMMUNIZE families against becoming high conflict families

  • STRENGTHEN both parents’ abilities to make parenting decisions

  • HELP parents rely less on experts and the courts to make decisions for them

  • ASSIST professionals and the courts assess parents’ potential to learn new, positive ways of problem-solving

  • HELP professionals and the courts avoid creating an “all-bad parent” and an “all-good parent”

  • HELP parents teach their children skills for resilience in this time of huge and rapid change

  • GIVE parents a chance to change in court cases of abuse or alienation before making long-term court orders

  • DOES NOT require changes in laws or court rules

  • DOES NOT require extensive training for judges.


Training includes:

  • PowerPoint presentations/lecture

  • Video clips

  • Role-play practice exercises

  • Opportunity for questions and discussion of difficult situations throughout the training

  • Monthly Q & A session with Bill Eddy (via Zoom) after the training

  • Licensure to provide New Ways for Families (first year license included in the training fee; $25 each year thereafter for an individual, $100 for an agency)

  • Certificate of completion

  • Membership in and immediate access to New Ways for Families Network (a forum for New Ways providers)

  • Discounts on other HCI training

  • Unlimited BONUS content and access to Decision Skills Class and Pre-Mediation Coaching On-Demand (Certificates of Completion provided)


Intended Audience

Primary: counselors, therapists,

Other family law professionals such as attorneys, parenting coordinators, and others are welcome to register and attend.


12 training hours + breaks, which includes:

  • 4 hours Video On Demand

  • 8 hours (4 hours/day over 2 days) of “live” training via Zoom

Dates & Times


2022 DATES

SEPTEMBER 13 & 14, 2022, 3pm - 7pm Pacific-North America (Australia 14 & 15 SEPT, 2022 (8am - midday, AEST)

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Dates and times are subject to change at any time.


About Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Bill Eddy is a therapist (12 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker), lawyer (15 years as a Certified Family Law Specialist), and mediator (15 years as the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego). He is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute based in San Diego, California. Mr. Eddy provides training worldwide on the subject of high-conflict personalities to lawyers, mediators, judges, mental health professionals, human resources, and others. He has presented in over 35 states and 10 countries.

Mr. Eddy is the author of several books, including Mediating High Conflict Disputes; High Conflict People in Legal Disputes; Don't Alienate the Kids; Calming Upset People with EAR; and BIFF for CoParent Communication. 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 several countries. 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.


After You Register

You will have instant and unlimited access to view all of the following:

Part 1 On-Demand - Understanding and Managing High Conflict People (recommended viewing prior to livestream part 2 and 3.)

PLUS in your own time view BONUS material:

  • New Ways for Families® Pre-Mediation Coaching
  • New Ways for Families® Decision Skills Class

We will provide you with everything needed for the training approximately 1 week prior:

  • Materials (PowerPoint PDF; articles, exercises)
  • Zoom link for Part 2 and Part 3 Livestream training
  • BONUS BOOKS hard copies of New Ways for Families® Professional Guidebook and Parent Workbook. (Author Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.)

Certificate of Completion - emailed upon completion of Part 1, 2 and 3.

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4. Pay
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