Dr. Amador addresses group

CONNECTICUT ALLIANCE TO BENEFIT LAW ENFORCEMENT  

6th ANNUAL STATEWIDE CIT SYMPOSIUM

OCTOBER 14, 2009

 

Successful De-escalation and Negotiation Strategies:

A Fresh Perspective

 The Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement, Inc. (CABLE) brings community and law enforcement resources together to address common issues related to mental health.

CABLE is a grassroots, non-profit, 501 (C)(3) research and training collaborative who’s mission is to serve as an interdisciplinary resource and catalyst for law enforcement and community collaboration, support and education.

This unique organization is comprised of a cross-section of stakeholders:

  • municipal and state law enforcement personnel
  • mental health professionals
  • families and persons with mental illness
  • educational institutions

CABLE’s strength is its ability to bring together people from diverse perspectives who are committed to work collaboratively for the common good.

“L.E.A.P.”  FOR  SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS

Dr. Xavier Amador’s expertise has made him a regular contributor to the Today Show and a featured guest on ABC Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, 60Minutes, CNN, Dateline, ABC’s World News Tonight, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others.

During his 25 years as a psychologist ,Dr. Amador has been an international consultant to companies and government agencies. His forensic cases include the Unabomber, PFC Lynndie England, Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping, and Zacarias Moussaoui trials. 

LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) shows clinicians, family members, and law enforcement how to quickly gain the trust of someone who is angry or paranoid. It gives you the tools you need to persuade someone in "denial" about mental illness to accept treatment and services. 

Dr. Amador is a family member of a person with schizophrenia.

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Dr. Xavier Amador, Columbia University


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