The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Hostage Negotiation

Assignment 1: The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Hostage Negotiation

Using the module’s readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research a mental health professional’s role as a member of a hostage negotiation team.

Tasks:

In a minimum of 300 words, respond to the following:

  • What are the roles of a forensic mental health professional on a hostage negotiation team?
  • What are the unique contributions of a mental health professional to the hostage negotiation team?
  • What are the potential ethical and professional implications of being involved in hostage negotiation?
  • Are the ethical standards for this kind of professional role different from those of the traditional ethical standards of a therapist?

Apply APA standards to cite the sources.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to at least two other classmates’ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

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