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Seminar Title:  
Hostage Negotiations with the Empathy Impaired and Psychopaths-3-day

DATES:  3/20/2023 through 3/22/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Andrew Young

LOCATION:  Novi Police Department Training Center - 45125 W. Ten Mile Rd., Novi, MI  48375

HOTEL:   - ,   

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $475.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Departmentís SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD'sVictim Services Unit and is the director of the departmentís Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on the negotiating team at the Lubbock County Sheriffís Office since 2008, and is on the team at the Texas Departmentof Public Safety (Texas Rangers, Special Operations, Region 5). He is the author of, "Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline" and "When Every Word Counts: An Insiderís View of Crisis Negotiations", which contain mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD (see He was added as a third author for the 6th Edition of "Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections".  Since 2014 he has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous hostage negotiator conferences, as well as other professional and academic conferences on crisis intervention and hostage negotiating.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

This advanced negotiation class is for police crisis (hostage)negotiators who have already passed a 40-hour basic certification course. Dayone will review basic (active listening) and advanced (influence andpersuasion) negotiator skills, and will use callout debriefings from theinstructorís past experience as examples. Day two will cover the advancedtopics of negotiating with different psychiatric conditions, and will focus onnegotiating with those who are personality disordered and/or empathy impaired.A 15-hour hostage standoff debriefing from the instructorís past experiencewill serve as an example.  Day 3 of this course willcover how Incident Command, SWAT, and negotiators can work better together,negotiating via text, kidnap negotiations and other advanced topics as timeallows.

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