What is the difference between the Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation tactics we see on TV and in movies versus what actually happens in real life? Adam sits down (via phone) with Dr. Young to discuss what Crisis Negotiation is and how it affects everyone responding to the call, not just the negotiator on the phone. They discuss current training developed by Dr. Young for officers and SWAT members, as well as a look at his new book.
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 Department's SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD's Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department's Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has written a book, mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD called Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline, and has been published in numerous academic and professional publications.
More detailed information can be found on our show notes page: thebreakdown.ca/005.
Check out Dr. Andy Young on his website HERE.