Erasing Family Documentary with Resist/Refuse Commentary from Bill Eddy

Course Description

This 3-hour video training includes dramatic scenes demonstrating issues of parental alienation from the documentary Erasing Family by filmmaker Ginger Gentile, combined with detailed commentary for family lawyers and other family law professionals (and parents) on how to handle cases of resistance and refusal. 

This course is one of our most engaging with authentic testimony from children and their parents, followed by Bill's commentary about each scenario, and the brain science behind the erasure of a parent. You won't be disappointed! The depth to which Bill goes will fill in the missing pieces and blanks in the world of erased families, and what can be done to prevent and manage it. 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the video by Ginger Gentile, creator of the Erasing Family Documentary
  • The historical context of alienation concerns
  • How children are traumatized by conflict
  • How professionals talk to children
  • How professionals should talk to parents
  • Should adult children see divorce files?
  • What if a child says "I don't want to see you!"?
  • What if a child says "I hate you" or is rude?
  • Is Parental Alienation bigger than we think?
  • Studies of effects and prevalence
  • What about giving up?
  • What if one parent wants to keep going to court?
  • Why do courts look to assign blame?
  • Confirmation bias and how to avoid it
  • Why is it harmful to ask the child where to live?
  • Can religion and ethnicity play into alienation?
  • How does social media hurt or help parents of alienated children?
  • What about Sweden and shared parenting?
  • What about mediation?
  • Final takeaways
  • Resources
  • New Ways Training for helping your clients


  • attorneys
  • judges
  • therapists
  • mediators
  • parents
  • any family law professionals

What You Get

  • 3-hour video
  • PowerPoint PDF
  • Certificate of Completion


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 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.

He 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, MBA, and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with millions of views.

Ginger Gentile, Documentarian, is the director of the Erasing Family documentary, which tells the story of adult children reuniting with their parents after parental alienation. As a child of high-conflict divorce her mission in life is to reunite families which she does via television appearances such as on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith and also working as a coach to help parents reunite. For her work reuniting families, she was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver. After graduating from Columbia University, Ginger moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she worked on many independent films and from 2007 onward was co-principal of San Telmo Productions. After returning to the U.S. in 2015, she completed the Erasing Family documentary and later served as the Executive Director of the National Parents Organization.

Ginger is HCI’s New Ways for Families Coach. In this role, she coaches parents through the New Ways for Families online course where parents learn new conflict and relationship skills to reduce conflict, including high-conflict co-parenting communication skills. She received her coaching certificate from a highly esteemed coaching program.

Continuing Education

This course is equal to 3.0 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 you complete your purchase on this page, you will be directed to a 'Thank you' page that includes 'Getting Started'. You can immediately begin the course or come back to it later and log in with your password and email address. 


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$147.00 USD