High Conflict Legal Dispute Resolver Certification

Course Description

This certification course is an advanced training taught by high-conflict expert, Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., co-founder and CINO of the High Conflict Institute, that describes the surprising and predictable patterns of behavior of five high conflict personality disorders, with effective methods for ethically managing them in legal disputes, both in and out of court. Several skills are provided for managing legal clients, opposing parties, and the negative advocates they often persuade to join them in their disputes. Many predictable problems are discussed and numerous tools for managing and resolving them, including:

  • calming upset clients
  • assisting them in decision-making
  • presenting their cases in court
  • structuring the case, and
  • setting limits on their behavior


  • attorneys/lawyers
  • judges
  • paralegals
  • others who assist in legal dispute resolution

What You Get

  • 10-session online course to learn new skills to influence high-conflict disputes

  • 2-hour Live Lab™ sessions via Zoom to practice the new skills 1:1 with an HCI Coach 

  • Post-Certification Integration Q&A Laboratory to discuss what’s working, what’s not, and learn from the experience of others

  • Email support throughout the certification process to keep you on track as you develop the skills

  • Bonus materials:

    • BIFF Response Prep Worksheet to save time on spoken communication with high conflict individuals
    • EAR Statement Examples so that you can save time on written communication with high conflict individuals

    • Decisions and Dilemma Checklist to give you certainty on how to handle high conflict situations


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, author, and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute. For fifteen years he was a Family Law Specialist Certified by the State Bar of 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, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with over 12 years of experience.

Bill 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 35 U.S. states and 13 countries. Having written 20+ books and developing several methods for handling high-conflict disputes, Bill’s expertise is unmatched. He has a blog on Psychology Today with over 6 million views and a popular podcast called It’s All Your Fault.

Continuing Education

This course is equal to 10.0 hours. 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

After registration and payment, you can log into the course immediately.

Save the link and your login credentials to come back at your convenience as often as you wish. 

$1,997.00 USD


Last updated on January 18, 2024, 2023

  1. Neither High Conflict Institute nor its speakers or trainers are providing legal services or advice, nor therapy services or advice, but rather informing and educating Certification participants on understanding the theories and skills that may be considered in high-conflict disputes.
  2. HCI encourages Certification  participants to seek ongoing consultation with local professionals for handling high-conflict cases.
  3. HCI and its speakers and trainers will not be held liable for any actions and decisions made by Certification course participants in relation to cases or situations of any kind.
  4. Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis and will be assessed an administrative fee.

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