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.