I'll be leading a training for the Crisis Response Team at the Lubbock Independent School District. We'll cover the basics and looks at response to specific crises (e.g. student suicide, death, active shooter, etc.).
I'll be a head judge at the competition again this year and am excited that our team at the Lubbock Police Department will get to compete again! I hope we'll do better than last year's 7th place showing.
I'll also get to co-present with Sgt. Brandon Pierpoint at the conference held on the first day. We'll be speaking about how it is easy for negotiators to neglect officer-safety when responding to suicidal subjects.
This competition/training is the best anywhere and I highly recommend competing. For details see: http://www.cj.txstate.edu/special/hostage.html
I'll be speaking at the Public Agency Training Council (PATC) Hostage Negotiator Conference in Las Vegas! Lt. Jack Cambria (NYPD, Ret.) will also be speaking. I'm looking forward to attending!
I'll be speaking about the results of my national survey of hostage negotiators and the comparison of negotiator personality, experience, and decision-making style with that of SWAT operators. I'll then present a callout debriefing as an example of the applications of these findings and recommendations for how Negotiators, SWAT, and command staff can work better together on callouts.
I'll be speaking about crisis intervention, our Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department, how to respond to a suicide and what to do in the immediate aftermath when assisting loved ones.
I'll be speaking about our response to the Texas Tech University police officer's murder.
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'll be speaking about Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention, and also about general crisis intervention. I'll play a recording of my negotiation with a man who was suicidal and high on meth., held at gun point by patrol officers.
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.
I'll get to speak briefly on a few callouts we've worked, and then present the findings of my national survey of hostage negotiators and SWAT operators, with emphasis on how these two groups can work better together on callouts.
Conference Link: https://cahn.us/default.aspx?menuitemid=177&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
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'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'm excited to head to Indianapolis for Indiana's Hostage Negotiator Association conference.
I'll get to speak about a callout I worked with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office a couple years ago, about my work with the Lubbock Police Department as the Psychological Consultant on their negotiator team, and I'll get to present the findings of my national surveys of Hostage Negotiators and SWAT Operators, with recommendations on how these two groups can work best together on callouts.
Looking forward to this!
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 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!!
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