ASIS International has announced that Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Human Relations Institute, UAE, will be the keynote speaker of the closing session at the 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference which will be held in Dubai, UAE on 6-8 December 2009.
Dr. Raymond H. Hamden is author of Psychology of Terrorists: Profiling and Counter Action. Dr. Hamden had practiced psychology in Washington, D.C. since 1979. In 1990, he established and expanded the professional psychology practice to the United Arab Emirates.
He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and continued post-graduate studies in Modern Psychoanalysis. Dr. Hamden consults in Clinical Psychology, Domestic Relations, Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Homeland Security (Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners International), Certified Medical Investigator – Level V and Certified in Homeland Security – Level V, Certified Forensic Consultant.
With the University of Maryland, Dr. Hamden was a 1986 Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. His research and consulting was in Political Psychology – the psychology of terrorists and hostage situations. As a keynote speaker, Dr. Hamden will discuss: “Psychology of Terrorists: 4 Types”.
Talking on the 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference Mr Hamden said: “To learn and understand the 4 types of terrorists, we shall examine the personality profile of the individual – diagnosis, psychological defence mechanisms, and how this can benefit the negotiations process.”
He continued: “The clinical information is critical in the negotiations process. Thinking as the perpetrator can be essential in developing a resolution to the conflict at hand. It is important to know the patterns of thinking, emotions, and behaviour motives of the aggressor highlighted with such individuals.”
The conference will feature more than 30 high-level educational sessions for and by international security experts that will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, loss prevention, and maritime piracy to terrorism, intellectual property rights, and more.
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