Handling Family Law Cases Involving Narcissistic High Conflict People

Course Description

Narcissists have a drive to be superior to others and to feel powerful. They charm professionals on a regular basis, including in family law cases, which requires professionals to learn how to identify, understand and manage them. The first half of this course provides basic information about narcissistic personality disorder, as well as common ways that narcissists manipulate professionals and blame them for their own failures. They often have predictable parenting behavior problems. Their common court and negotiation behaviors will be addressed, as well as ways to spot them early in a case.

The second half of the course addresses ways of managing narcissists as clients and as opposing parties, in family court and in negotiations. The problem of dealing with narcissistic professionals is included. Case examples are provided of dealing with narcissists in and out of court.


  • Legal focused but applicable to all family law professionals


  • Part 1: Understanding Narcissistic Personalities in Divorce
  • Part 2: Dealing with Narcissistic Personalities in Divorce


  • Dynamics and behavior of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Handling false allegations - Managing and dealing with narcissistic traits
  • Dealing with it in clients and the opposing party

What You Get

  • 2-hour 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 2.0 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).


The information is this video is meant for educational purposes only and is not legal or therapeutic advice.

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