Handling Family Law Cases Involving Antisocial High Conflict People

Course Description

Sociopaths have a drive to dominate others, disregard the law, lack remorse and are skilled at lying and conning. They fool 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 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 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 are given of dealing with sociopaths in and out of court.


  • Legal focused but applicable to all family law professional


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


  • Dynamics and behavior of Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Handling false allegations
  • Managing and dealing with antisocial 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 in this video is meant for educational purposes only and is not legal or therapeutic advice.

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