Mediation in Domestic Violence Cases

Course Description

YES, You Can Mediate in Domestic Violence Cases.

Mediation in cases with domestic violence involved are complicated. Should these cases be mediated? Can they be successfully mediated? This course addresses managing domestic violence case in mediation, including:

  • Amending restraining orders to allow mediation
  • Individual screening for severity and dynamics of domestic violence
  • Protective procedures for the mediation process
  • Controlling the mediation process; developing appropriate parenting plans
  • Research demonstrating less repeat violence after mediation cases compared to court.


  • mediators who handle mediation involving domestic violence
  • attorneys who handle mediation involving domestic violence

What You Get

  • 60-minute video course
  • PowerPoint PDF
  • Certificate of Attendance


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego, California. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with twelve years’ experience.

He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia.

He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries and is the author or co-author of over 20 books, manuals, and workbooks. He is co-host of the podcast It's All Your Fault which he co-hosts with Megan Hunter, and he also has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with millions of views.

Continuing Education

This course is equal to 1.0 hour. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course, which can be submitted to your licensure board (check with your licensure board's requirements regarding online courses).

Getting Started

Please complete your purchase on this page and be sure to write down your password - you will need it to login. So go ahead and set up your credentials and you can immediately begin the course. You will receive a separate email asking you to login with your password and email address. Check your spam if you do not receive this email. 


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