I've been invited to speak at LAHN and am excited to meet a new group of negotiators!
This will be a panel discussion I am sponsoring, and will be focused on how counselors can serve and assist elected officials and public servants.
WSHNA is the first hostage negotiator conference I got to speak to in 2014. And, growing up in Washington State also makes this an important and special conference for me. I’m excited to get to come back and speak again in 2019!
Here’s a link to their 2019 conference page: http://wshna.com/2019_training_seminar_our_33rd_annual
I will get to assist with the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiator’s regional Basic Negotiator School.
I get to return to New York and speak at the state hostage negotiator conference in Buffalo, New York!
Sgt. Brandon Pierpoint and I will be traveling to Amarillo to speak with negotiators from all around that area. We will be presenting our training/research findings on police officer response to armed suicidal subjects. We will also be presenting a debrief from a SWAT callout we responded to in 2014.
I’ll be speaking on Crisis Intervention, psychiatric conditions, response and intervention skills, suicide intervention, and other related topics.
I’ll be heading back to the National Sheriff’s Conference with the Falcon (Inc.) group to speak about crisis intervention in a correctional setting.
Once again I will get to lead and coordinate an area-wide training for negotiators and counselors in basic active listening skills. This is a great training in that it brings together mental health professionals and hostage negotiators and helps everyone practice the basics.
I get to speak to the National Organization for Victim Assistance Conference about our Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department. I will also speak about crisis intervention skills and self-care.
I get to return to RMHNA for a 4-hour block and speak on Negotiating with the Empathy Impaired.
I’ll also be speaking on Negotiating with Different Personality Types with Det. David Schreiber (we are on the Lubbock Police Department’s negotiating team together).
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Crisis Intervention for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals
I get to speak to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma about law enforcement and mental health professionals working together in crisis intervention. I will focus on crisis intervention techniques and skills while speaking at this conference.
I've already been invited back to speak! Looking forward to being back . . . such a great group when I spoke there in 2017.
Details to follow, but it looks like I’ll be speaking about De-escalation skills.
I’ve been invited to be a guest lecturer for a class in negotiations at the Seton Hall Law School.
I’ll be speaking about crisis negotiation skills, the use of mental health professionals in the field of negotiations, and telling some war stories. This should be fun!
I get to serve as a speaker and judge again this year for the 29th annual negotiator training and seminar at Texas State University put on as always by the gracious Dr. Wayman Mullins.
Here’s a link about the event: https://www.cj.txstate.edu/special/hostage.html
This is one of the best trainings in the nation for hostage negotiating teams. One of the reasons for this is the judges for this event are from the Mt. Rushmore of hostage negotiating. It is always an honor to attend and work with such a great group of negotiators who have been doing this work for a long time . . .
Another reason this is such a great training is teams are given a difficult, live scenario to work for 8 hours!
For this symposium I get to serve on a panel with Lubbock Police Department Chief Greg Stevens and Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe. The three of us will answer questions specific to the law enforcement response to those with mental illness. Our panel discussion will be moderated by Judge Drue Farmer. Looking forward to this!
Jack Cambria (NYPD retired), Michael Yansick (FBI CNU), and I will be the US speakers at the negotiator conference in Niagara Falls (Canada)!
Just got word I'll be speaking at NTOA! Sgt. Brandon Pierpoint and I will get to speak on our training and research on responding to armed suicidal subjects. I'll also get to present a few of my debriefs and my research on SWAT operators and negotiators.
Sgt. Brandon Pierpoint and I will get to speak about our in-service training for officers. We'll speak on Tuesday November 30th in the afternoon breakout sessions. In our in-service training we have officers work out their response to an armed suicidal subject. While conducting this in-service we've also been gathering some interesting data and will share the applications of what we've found. Thank you to Derek Gaunt for his article that inspired this training.
I've been invited to speak at the South Carolina Association of Hostage Negotiators Conference in October. Not quite sure of the dates, nor my speaking topics yet, but should know soon!
I get to speak at the West Texas Mental Health Conference about our Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department! This conference will bring together professionals from all components of the mental health system in our area in an effort to educate and improve all that we are doing!
I'm headed back to CAHN to speak about response to armed suicidal subjects. Sgt. Brandon Pierpoint and I will review our training and research conducted with officers and negotiators, and how to respond to armed suicidal subject calls.
I've been invited to speak at the Delaware Valley conference on Sept. 21st!
My presentation summary: This presentation will review the role of a Psychological Consultant on a Hostage (Crisis) Negotiating team, with callout examples as illustration. This presentation will also cover negotiating with the empathy impaired, and includes a callout debrief from 2003 with a hostage taker who was likely a psychopath. Finally, a callout review of an incident in which the presenter was the primary negotiator with a man high on meth. and committed to suicide-by-cop will be given. This callout review illustrates some negotiator skills and techniques, and is also an opportunity to discuss negotiator self-care after an incident ends in the subject's death.
I'll be speaking at the American Mental Health Counselors Association conference in Orlando, Florida. I'll be speaking on our Victims Services Crisis Team program at the Lubbock Police Department, and reviewing some basic crisis intervention skills. We'll also debrief one of my negotiator callouts as an example of the intervention skills in action under extreme circumstances.
I'm excited to be invited back to speak at MAHN! I'll be speaking on negotiating with the Empathy Impaired on the last day of the conference.
I'm excited to speak at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in Tulsa Oklahoma. In the morning I'll be speaking to civilians about working with police departments, crisis intervention skills, and our programs at the Lubbock Police Department that provide mental health assistance to citizens and officers.
In the afternoon I'll be speaking with negotiators and SWAT operators about callout dynamics. I'll also reference my national survey's of negotiators and operators and provide some callout debriefs with lessons learned.
South Plains Hostage Negotiator Training - Sponsored by the Lubbock Police Department and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
Once again I'll get to lead negotiator training for negotiators from across our area. I'll be inviting my counseling and psychology students to attend and assist.
I'll be speaking about the role of a psychological consultant on a hostage negotiating team, the results of my national survey of hostage negotiator and SWAT operators, and will debrief a callout with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. Looking forward to it!
This years conference will be in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts. I'll be debriefing a 15-hour hostage situation we negotiated in 2003. For more information see:
The American Counseling Association National Conference is in Atlanta this year! I'll be speaking Sunday morning the 29th about being a counselor, crisis counselor, and hostage negotiator. For more see:
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. For more information see:
And here is the conference agenda: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/689316_f351423fff7a40ac8588eeb64f98a9f4.pdf
International Association of Hostage Negotiators (Public Agency Training Council) - Hostage Negotiator Conference
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 get to speak about my research on the personality, experience, and decision-making styles of negotiators and SWAT operators, and its application on SWAT callouts. I'll include a debrief of a callout I had with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office as an example.
For more see: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=15311
Lubbock Christian University will be honoring first responders in chapel and I'll get to speak about what it is like for first responders.
I get to take part in an LCU author book festival during homecoming at LCU
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