IDFA Online Learning
When the Fighting Seems More Important Than the Settlement: Dealing with High Conflict Personalities in Divorce.
This program will address the dynamics of working with clients with high conflict personalities and personality disorders. The goal is to increase your understanding of the different types of personality disorders and types of high conflict personalities most likely to be encountered in divorce settlement discussions, how these characteristics can impact negotiations, and what you, as the professional, can do about it. Being able to recognize these dynamics and learning how to better communicate with and manage these types of clients in the divorce process will allow you to be more successful (and less frustrated) during the settlement discussions and negotiations.
Approved for one hour of CDFA Continuing Education.
Dr. Honey Sheff
Dr. Honey Sheff is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and holds a Graduate Certificate Degree in Dispute Resolution. She is a Master Credentialed Collaborative Divorce Professional. She has over 40 years of clinical experience, with expertise in family issues, divorce, and family violence. Her current clinical work is primarily focused in Collaborative Divorce, where she serves in the roles of Neutral Mental Health Professional and Child Specialist, and in Parenting Coordination, helping families during and after divorce. Her therapy practice is largely devoted to marital counseling, working with individuals who are dealing with divorce, and helping children whose parents are divorcing. She lectures and trains locally and nationally, makes radio and television appearances, and is a member of many professional organizations, including, TPA, CDT, and IACP where she often participates on working committees or serves in leadership roles. She was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and taught for 14 years at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has received many honors during the course of her career; most recently as the 2021 recipient of the Gay G. Cox Award for Excellence in Collaborative Law. She loves spending time with her family, and in her spare time she enjoys reading, knitting, working out and watching Dallas Mavericks basketball.