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!
I've been invited to speak at LAHN and am excited to meet a new group of negotiators!
I've already been invited back to speak! Looking forward to being back . . . such a great group when I spoke there in 2017.
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
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 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/