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Delaware Valley Association of Hostage Negotiators Conference

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.