FLPN Events

Managing High Conflict People

Mackay-Whitsunday | Workshop

About the event

People People experiencing Family Law matters are trying to manage the stresses and high emotions associated with:


·         Relationship breakdown / Family breakdown

·         Separation / Divorce

·         Post Separation parenting decisions

·         Property / Asset division and financial matters


They are all experiencing major life changes, major losses, and varying degrees of conflict. Lawyers, FDRPs, therapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and other practitioners who work with people during this stressful time need to be skilled in relationship transitioning; managing communication and negotiation between the parties; managing the resolution of their conflicts and are increasingly being confronted with managing parties engaged in what we term ‘high conflict’; that is, high conflict people.

The aims of this workshop are to assist practitioners from a varying range of disciplines to:


·         Understand ‘normal’ conflict and how this is different to ‘high’ conflict and how this impacts our work and our roles

·         Understand the emotional and behavioural reactions of High Conflict People, why they are behaving as they do and why our normal professional skills seem insufficient in managing them

·         Understand how to differentiate family domestic violence to identify the power and control dynamics in these relationships and how these need to be managed

·         Learn additional skills to manage High Conflict People to enhance our skill set

·         Understand how working with high conflict people affects us and what self- protection strategies could assist our self-care

Event Presenter

Global Professional Development - Robyn Hooworth and Bobbi Reilly




Date:               Tuesday, 8th December 2020

Start:               9:00am (registration from 8:30am)

Finish:            4:00pm

Venue:            Ocean International, 1 Bridge Road, Mackay

Cost:               $40 (includes Morning, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)

RSVP:            Friday 27th November 2020

Detailed Information

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Event Cost
Ocean International
1 Bridge Road
Mackay, QLD 4740