February 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable announces Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. as the 2017 speaker for the annual Train the Trainer event. Mr. Eddy will present Training Trainers with High-Conflict Mediation Skills. This four-hour training will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest Medical Center (conveniently located seven miles from the Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa where the Texas Association of Mediators will hold its annual conference on February 24 & 25).
UPDATE: Location Change
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest Medical Center
9806 Interstate Hwy 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
Traveling East on I-10: Take Exit 561 for Wurzbach Rd and stay on Access Rd.
Traveling South on I-35: Take I-410 W to I-10 W. Exit onto Wurzbach Rd and turn left. The hotel is on the right.
Traveling from San Antonio International Airport: Go toward the airport exit on Airport Blvd/Airport Exit. Turn right onto NE I-410-Loop and take the I-410 West Ramp. Take the I-10 West/US-87 North Exit toward El Paso/San Angelo (16b). Take the Medical Dr/Wurzbach Rd Exit (561) and turn left onto Wurzbach Rd. The hotel is on the right.
Training Trainers with High-Conflict Mediation Skills
This session will focus on trainers teaching seven skills for managing high-conflict mediation. There will be brief explanations (some with video clips), role-play practice exercises and discussion. Practice is important, especially for dealing with high-conflict client resistance and demands. Three of these specific skills are applied repeatedly by the mediator: CONNECTING with Empathy, Attention and Respect (EAR Statements); STRUCTURING the process to limit storytelling and focus on the future; and EDUCATING the parties about their options. Four skills for clients involve: asking more questions, making agendas, making and responding to proposals, and making (and revising) their decisions.
About Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the “High Conflict Personality”
theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France and Sweden.
As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College.
He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:
- High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
- It’s All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything
- SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns
He is also the developer of the “New Ways for Families” method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court. He is currently developing a method for managing potentially high conflict employees titled “New Ways for Work.”
Registration and Membership Renewal
Cost for the program will be:
- Early bird: $125 for TMTR members registered before February 1, 2017
- $150 for TMTR members
- $175 for non-TMTR members.
Membership dues for TMTR are $25. Renewing members and new members may register by including their membership dues and form with their workshop registration fee and form.
All forms should be mailed along with checks made payable to “TMTR” to:
Robert Otey, Treasurer
Post Office Box 376
Kingsland, Texas 78639