Bill Eddy

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He is an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders in court. He is author of several books and developed the New Ways for Families, New Ways for Work and New Ways for Mediation methods for handling divorce, workplace and mediation disputes.

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Benjamin Garber, PhD is a licensed psychologist, a former Guardian ad litem and a Parenting Coordinator. He is a nationally renowned speaker, researcher and an award winning freelance journalist, writing in the areas of child and family development for popular press publications appearing around the world and in juried professional publications in both law and psychology.

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Debra K. Carter, PhD is a licensed psychologist and recognized expert in parenting coordination, a specialty in the area of family law. She is author, co-founder of the National Cooperative Parenting Center and founder of Carter Psychology Center. She is a frequent keynote speaker across the U.S., Italy, and Singapore and has worked with the Italian government to advance family law in that country.

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Georgi DiStefano, LCSW, is a California-based, award-winning social worker who has served as a clinician, program director, trainer, and consultant throughout her career. She has worked as a trainer for NASW on alcohol/substance dependency and has been invited to speak on her work in the United States and abroad. She resides in southern California. She is co-author of It's All Your Fault at Work and New Ways for Work.

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Megan Hunter, MBA, is an expert on complicated relationships, high-conflict disputes. She is CEO of Unhooked Media focusing on relationship and conflict revolution through print, digital and the spoken word. She is publisher at High Conflict Institute Press and its imprint Unhooked Books, and co-editor of the digital magazine, Healthy Parents Happy Kids. She is co-founder of the High Conflict Institute along with Bill Eddy. 

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Lynne Kenney, PsyD, is a mother of two and a practicing pediatric psychologist. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from MA General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She speaks about enhancing executive function, social & academic skills with motor movement and is co-author of BLOOM.

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Jessica Nicely is a dedicated advocate for child abuse prevention, awareness and treatment. Jessica’s career in helping children spans over 17 years and includes her assistance of numerous charitable child abuse prevention organizations. She founded Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to child abuse and domestic violence prevention, awareness and treatment.

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Savannah J. Sanders is a leading advocate in the effort to stop child sex trafficking in the U.S. In addition to her position as Trafficking Coordinator with Sojourner Center in Arizona, she is involved in several non-profit organizations, including Well Founded Hope, Mending the Soul, and a large network of survivor advocates. She speaks on the topic of human trafficking and sex trafficking prevention across the U.S.

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Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the mom of three, an award-winning child and family therapist and an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. She is Clinical Director of Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting. Her writing has appeared in magazines and featured in several books. She is recognized world-wide as a thought leader in early childhood and adolescent mental health.Wendy is co-author of BLOOM.

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MICHÈLE HUFF, JD,  author of The Transformative Negotiator is an attorney who has negotiated on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Canal+ and start-up companies. She has also negotiated on behalf of hundreds of individual clients and manages the Archer Law Group, a firm specializing in protecting and licensing creative properties. 

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allan koritzinsky, jD,  co-author of Game Theory & the Transformation of Family Law is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP in Wisconsin. Mr. Koritzinsky has focused on divorce law, alternative dispute resolution has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books and lectured in lawyer and judicial continuing education seminars throughout his career. 

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KENNETH WALDRON, PHD,  co-author of Game Theory & the Transformation of Family Law is a clinical psychologist in Monona, WI. Dr. Waldron has published research on topics related to children of divorce and provides training to judges, lawyers and mental health providers in the U.S. and internationally. He provides forensic services, including custody evaluations and expert testimony on divorce-related issues.

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Amanda L. Smith, LCSW

Amanda l. smith, lcsw,  author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner and the founder of Hope for BPD where she provides treatment consultation and case management for clients around the world. She also publishes My Dialectical Life--a daily email dedicated to DBT skills. Amanda received her MSW at Baylor University and is currently working as a DBT therapist in Waco, Texas. Amanda's website is

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LAUREL STARKS,  author of The House Matters in Divorce is a divorce real estate specialist. She speaks frequently on real estate and divorce issues to legal, collaborative divorce, and mediation organizations. A former host of the talk radio program Real Estate Matters, Starks also serves as an expert witness in real estate matters related to divorce cases. She was named on the prestigious list of Inman's Real Estate Influencers of 2017.  

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Specialty areas

  • High-conflict Personalities in the Workplace
  • High Conflict Personalities in Family Law and other Legal Disputes
  • High Conflict Mediation
  • Parenting Skills
  • Parenting Anxious and Angry Kids
  • Co-parenting After Divorce
  • Parenting Coordination
  • Workplace Disputes
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Dealing with Personality Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Antisocial and Histrionic
  • Sex Trafficking Prevention