I've been invited to speak about my book!
I'll be speaking about our Victims Services Crisis Team program at the Lubbock Police Department at NOVA's national conference in San Diego.
Here's a link to their conference page: http://www.trynova.org/nova-training-event/overview/
I'll be speaking to the Lion's Club about our victims services program at the Lubbock Police Department, and talking some about Fight or Flight!
I'm excited to return to the California Association of Hostage Negotiators conference! I get to be the speaker to kick off the conference on September 18th, 2017.
Conference Link: https://cahn.us/default.aspx?menuitemid=177&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
This year's conference is in Traverse City, MI and it looks like I get to speak on both days of the conference! I'll be speaking about our callouts and my work on the negotiating team as a Psychological Consultant on the SWAT Negotiating team at the Lubbock Police Department.
Here's a link to their website: http://www.miahn.com/
I've been invited to speak at NYAHN's conference in Niagara Falls, Canada! Details forthcoming.
Here's a link to their website: http://www.nyahn.net/
I'm not sure of the date and time yet, but I've been asked to lead a 1-day training for negotiators in the Seattle area.
I've reached out to graduate counseling students in the area to see if I can find enough counseling students to do a training like I am doing in Lubbock on July 5th. I've already gotten some responses, so maybe we can pull this off!
I'll be leading another FREE negotiator training for hostage negotiators from all around this area. Last year teams from Amarillo PD, Potter County SO, DPS, and Plainview PD joined the Lubbock Police Department's negotiating team and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office team for a 1-Day training. We had 75 people, including counseling and psychology students from Lubbock Christian University, attend. As of June 24th I have about 40 negotiators from around the area attending, and 25 counseling types. I expect to hear from others, so we could have over 75 people this year.
This year we've reached out to teams to our south and in Oklahoma as well, including TDCJ, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene and Big Spring, and it looks like some will be able to join us.
Max Howard (FBI, retired) and Brandon Pierpoint (Past president of TAHN) will be helping me out and speaking this year. Max Howard will speak about the Rigsby Daycare Callout. It'll be a great, practical training involving LCU counseling students again, and it was really good to gather so many teams from around this area just so we can all meet.
Training will be held in the new Nursing Building on the Lubbock Christian University campus (5601 19th St.). The Nursing Building is on the west side of campus and can be accessed from Frankford Ave. just south of 19th St, or behind the Arby's on 19th St.
I'll be speaking to the staff at The Cottages about Crisis Intervention and Suicide Intervention.
I'll be speaking about Overcoming Negotiator Problems and Dealing with Difficult Negotiating Situations
It'll be great to see some familiar faces there too!
The conference schedule can be found here: https://fahn.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Conference%20Related/2017%20conference%20schedule.pdf
Sgt. Quijada and I will be talking to the Citizens Police Academy about the Hostage Negotiating Team at the Lubbock Police Department and what we do!
Some of the LPD Negotiators and I will be training LPD dispatchers in suicide intervention and assessment.
I'll be speaking to this support group for ICU and ER Nursing staff at J and B Coffee. We'll be discussing Compassion Fatigue, empathy, and coping.
I'll be speaking at the International Cultural Center on Texas Tech University's campus. I'll be speaking about our Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department and what our unit does for our community and for officers.
The Crisis Negotiators of Oklahoma are having their 2nd annual conference in Stillwater. See http://www.crisisnegotiatorsok.com/ for details.
I'll be speaking in the morning, and then again in the afternoon about some of the SWAT callouts I've worked, and about the role of a Psychological Consultant on a Hostage Negotiating Team.
Heading back to Colorado! Been graciously invited to speak to members of the Rocky Mountain Association of Hostage Negotiators at their quarterly training. I'll be bringing some callout debriefings, some information on best practices, and we'll review the findings and recommendations of my national SWAT and Negotiator surveys and research including some things to consider addition to the selection process for new negotiators and SWAT operators.
I'll be speaking about the role our Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department has in assisting people in crisis, assisting officers, and aiding the community of Lubbock.
I will be presenting "Crisis Counseling Through Police Departments: Assisting Communities in Times of Need" at a break-out session.
Looks like I will get to serve as a judge one day and our team at the Lubbock Police Department will get to compete on the other day!
On day 1 I'll be presenting "SWAT Operators and Negotiators Are Different? How These Groups Can Work Better Together." An article along these lines was just published online on The International Association of Police Chief's website: http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/police-hostage-crisis-negotiators-in-the-us-result-highlights-from-a-national-survey/
I got to compete with LPD's team and we finished in 7th place!!
I'm looking forward to seeing some friends in Amarillo!
I'll be speaking about deescalation skills for law enforcement and mental health professionals working with those in crisis.
San Antonio, Texas
I'll be speaking on intervention and prediction of violent behavior.
Texas Counseling Association, But That's Not My Job! Responsibilities of University Counselors Before, During, and After a Campus Crisis
I'll be co-presenting with Dr. John Delony about response to crisis on college a campus.
I'll be speaking about my work with the Lubbock Police Department as a crisis counselor and Psychological Consultant with the SWAT Negotiating Team
Texas Tech University, Behind the Perspective: Better Water, More Jobs: Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Equity, Justice, and Sustainability in Underserved Communities
I'll be speaking about the law enforcement community as a population underserved by the mental health community.
I'll be guest speaking about crisis intervention and Traumatic Brain Injuries
I'll be presenting in a break out session about my book, Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Front Line.
I will be speaking during a 4 - hour block about the use of mental health professionals on SWAT callouts and within negotiating teams, callout debriefings, lessons learned, and best practices.
I'll be a plenary session speaker and talk about my work doing crisis intervention at the Lubbock Police department, and will talk about and share the recording of my negotiation with a man intent on suicide by cop.
I'll be bringing my tactical gear and doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble!
I'll be assisting Dr. Wayman Mulling and Max Howard with this 40-Hour Basic School by lecturing on psychiatric conditions, suicidal subjects, and how to intervene.
I'll be teaching the Mental Health Police Officer course again at the Lubbock Police Academy from 8:00 - 5:00 for 5 days.
I'll be speaking during a 4-hour block about a SWAT Callout and lessons learned. I'll also be speaking about my negotiations with a man high on meth. bent on suicide by cop.
Looks like negotiating teams from Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Plainview Police Department, Amarillo Police Department, Potty County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will all be attending! That should be about 50 negotiators from all over west Texas!
I'll be leading training and bringing together counseling students and negotiators to practice active listening skills.
I'll be speaking with their staff about crisis intervention with those in family crisis.
This course will be offered at the Lubbock Police Department's Academy and is an 8-hour course beginning at 0900 on June 10th, 2016. The purpose of the course is to give officers and other attendees more information about basic negotiating skills, psychiatric conditions, and how SWAT callouts are conducted (with consideration given to how departments like NYPD work).
See the Texas Tactical Police Officer Association's (TTPOA) website for more information: TTPOA.org/Training and look down the list for this class on June 10th, 2016. There is a course fee for this class.