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Primary Area of Expertise

Police Psychology

Expert Witness Profile

Police hostage negotiations; Crisis Intervention; Police Psychology; Police practices and policy; Police training; Alternate dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration; Workplace violence. Extensive experience with plaintiff and defendant cases in multiple areas of expertise. Ten years, Director of Psychological Services, Fort Worth Police Department, Fort Worth, Texas, Supervisor, Peer Counseling Team and Critical Incident Stress Management Program. Hostage and Crisis Negotiations Team member and mental health consultant. Fifty-two years private practice. Forty years police and hostage negotiations experience. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations (an international journal published by Haworth Press, Inc.). Formerly, Editor-in-Chief, Emotional First Aid: Journal of Crisis Intervention. Author, The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations, and On Policing: From Swords into Plowshares.

Education & Licenses

BA, Psychology; MS, Clinical Psychology; EdD, Education and Psychology; AAS, Criminal Justice; BSL, Law; JD, Law; Internship in Clinical Psychology, Devereux Foundation; Emergency Medical Technician, Basic and Tactical; Advanced Training, Harvard Law School