How to work with High Conflict People



Presented and developed by Frances Schopick, JD, MSW, LICSW


High Conflict People (HCP) can present with many faces and pose many challenges to counselors. High conflict dynamics may be covert, overt, coercive, or predatory. High conflict clients can be among the most difficult to work with as well as some of the most threatening to your practice.

This presentation addresses such questions as who is high conflict, whether there are signs that can help you know if the person is high conflict and, once identified, practical tips by which to manage your interactions with high conflict people.




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs


Frances Schopick, JD, MSW, LICSW


Frances Schopick, JD, MSW, is an attorney with a background in Social Work and psychiatric research. She worked for nearly 20 years as a mental health diagnostician and clinician in agency, research and private practice.  Living in Seattle, she is on the Adjunct Faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Departments of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine, and was formerly on the Faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry.  Research publications, abstracts, and presentations reflect her work in Mood and Personality Disorders including Narcissism and Psychopathy. 

Now an attorney, Fran works with mental health provider DOH Licensees of all disciplines who have received subpoenas, have to testify, or who have DOH complaints against them.  She also provides consultation on ethical and practice clallenges that put counselors at risk for DOH Complaints.  She completed her BA at Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City, a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) at the Hunter College School of Social Work in MYC and a Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of New Hampshire.  She holds Washington State licensure as both an attorney and LICSW. 




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Date: Friday, December 7th, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $159.00 USD

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