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Dealing with Sociopaths: The Con Artists of Divorce

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 2

*Note: this course can be taken here as a stand-alone course, or as part of a larger course here—Dealing with High Conflict People in Family Law Cases.

Course Description

Sociopaths have a drive to dominate others, disregard for the law, lack of remorse and are skilled at lying and conning. They fool professionals on a regular basis, including in family law cases. Learn how to identify, understand and manage them in this video series.

The first half of this course provides provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of sociopaths (aka: antisocial personality disorder), why people fall in love with them, why professionals are easily conned by them, their frequent abusive behavior, and the types of false allegations they frequently make against clients and professionals.

The second half of the course addresses managing clients with antisocial traits, dealing with sociopaths as the opposing party, investigating the case, presenting such a case in family court, negotiation and mediation, and protecting yourself when necessary. Case examples will be given of dealing with sociopaths in and out of court.

Course Outline

  • Part 1:  Understanding Sociopaths (Antisocial Personalities) in Divorce
  • Part 2: Dealing with Sociopaths (Antisocial Personalities) in Divorce

What You Get

  • 2-hour video course
  • PowerPoint PDF
  • Certificate of Attendance

Instructor: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

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.

He is the author or co-author of twenty books and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 4.0 million views.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

This activity qualifies for 2.0 hours non-participatory Continuing Legal Education credits.

Our courses quality for continuing legal education in most states. We are an approved provider in California, and many states accept courses approved in other mandatory reporting states. 

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Getting Started

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