High-Conflict Divorce Part 1:
From Good People Behaving Badly to Personality Disorders
Early in your coaching relationship, it will be important to assess what level of conflict your client is facing, make sure it is within your comfort zone, and understand how a high-conflict spouse might affect your client’s divorce process.
In Part 1 of this series on High-Conflict Divorce, Debra Doak, DCA Master Educator and author of High-Conflict Divorce for Women, will present:
1. Signs that indicate conflict is escalating beyond the “normal” range
2. How to identify where your own conflict comfort zone is
3. Types of clients and specific coaching goals
4. Impact of high-conflict personalities in divorce
5. The importance of screening for Intimate Partner Violence
As a divorce coach, you have the unique ability to help your client focus on resolution rather than escalation. As they learn to regulate their emotions, set realistic expectations, and be open to settlement solutions, they can de-escalate conflict as well as protect themselves from the fallout of a high-conflict spouse.