Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers



Upcoming events

    • Fri, March 20, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Sun, March 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Suncadia Resort
    • 20

    2020 WATSA Spring Conference at Suncadia


    Friday March 20th 1:15PM - 5:30PM

    Michael F. Caldwell, Psy.D

    Advances in Risk Assessment of Individuals Adjudicated for Sexual Offenses as an Adolescent.


    This session will discuss the purpose and methods of sexual recidivism risk assessment for adolescents.  The research evidence related to what contributes to the onset of sexual misconduct in teens will be reviewed.  The evidence related to recidivism risk will be discussed.  A protocol for assessing risk relevant issues in adolescents; including treatment needs and potential for responsiveness will be discussed, along with tools that can be used to conduct risk relevant assessments.

    Learning Objectives

    1.     Participants will learn the current information on juvenile recidivism base rates.

    2.     Participants will learn the domains that contribute to adolescent sexual misconduct.

    3.     Participants will learn 3 instruments related to risk assessment with adolescents

    Saturday March 21st 9:00AM - 5:30PM

    Kevin Creeden, MA, LMHC.

    Adjusting the Lens: A Neuro-developmental Perspective on Treating Sexual Behavior Problems in Adolescence.


    Research has shown a connection between experiences of maltreatment, attachment difficulties and disrupted neurological development in children.  The effect of these early developmental experiences can have a significant impact on specific brain functions such as emotional and behavioral regulation, language processing, and adaptive decision- making. Given that many of the youth that we treat come from backgrounds with histories of abuse, neglect, and/or family dysfunction; this research is particularly pertinent to how we understand and intervene in our client’s behavior.

    This training looks at the connections between adverse childhood events and problematic sexual behavior by examining what we know about the neurological impact of early trauma and insecure attachment relationships on children and adolescents. We will present a treatment approach that seeks to integrate the brain based research on trauma and attachment and our understanding of “healthy” childhood development with an emphasis placed on interventions that help adolescents achieve developmental progress rather than those that “solely” look to find a means for stopping negative behavior.

    Sunday March 22nd  9:00AM - 10:25AM

    Solving Ethical Problems in Sex Offender Evaluation, Treatment, and Management.

    Panel Members: Amy Muth, Jedd Pelander, Bob Schilling, Robert Beattey

    10:35AM - Noon

    Jacob Bezanson, ESRC Chair & Jedd Pelander, Juvenile Rehabilitation Program Administrator for Youth Who Sexually Offend

    The 30th Anniversary of the Community Protection Act and the ESRC


    How did we get here and what are we doing now?  30 years ago the Community Protection Act was unanimously passed and signed into law creating sex offender registration, notification, and civil commitment for sexually violent predators.  As a result, the End of Sentence Review Committee (ESRC) was established to review individuals releasing from state institutions in order to recommend notification levels and make appropriate referrals, to include sexually violent predator referrals.  This session will provide information on the Community Protection Act and current practices of the ESRC and ESRC Juvenile Subcommittee, to include process changes as a result of Senate Bill 6160.   The session will be presented by the current chairs of the ESRC and ESRC Juvenile Subcommittee.

    13.5 CEUs in total will be offered, 1.5 will be law and ethics

    WATSA 2020 Speaker bios

    Agenda 2020

    WATSA prefers that you register and pay on-line.   We have provided a copy of the REGISTRATION FORM if you want to register by mail or fax and then pay by check.  If you want to register  using the paper form and pay with a credit card please contact Maureen Saylor for details regarding how to do this.

    Registration Fees Include:  Admission to all sessions; access to all handouts; dinner on Friday night; lunch on Saturday and a Continental Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, as well as the opportunity to network with colleagues! Coffee, tea & other beverages will be provided for scheduled breaks for all conference attendees.



    This year we will continue to offer a special rate for WATSA/ ORATSA members.

    BEFORE February 14, 2020:                

    WATSA/OATSA Members:  $330.00     

    ATSA Members: $340.00                      

    Non-members  $350.00

    AFTER  February 14, 2020:                  

    WATSA/OATSA Members:  $370.00     

    ATSA Members: $380.00                      

    Non-members  $390.00


    SUNCADIA RESORT: You are responsible for obtaining your own room registration.  Call as soon as possible, there are a limited number of rooms available at Suncadia Resort  

    Call the reservation number (866-904-6300) during business hours:

    Mon – Fri            8am – 6pm

    Sat – Sun           9am – 5pm

    If you call outside of the business hours you may not be able to book with the special rate. Be sure to identify you are reserving for the WATSA conference.  (Please call us if you have problems obtaining a room.)

    Room Rates: 

    Deluxe guest room - $149.00    One bedroom suites - $189.00

    Cancellation Policy

    There will be a $50.00 fee charged for each cancellation. There will be no refunds after February 18, 2019 or for “no shows”.  Substitutions will be allowed.

    Want to Register as a Group?  

    Single agencies registering three or more participants will receive a $10.00 per person discount. All group registrants must submit paper registration forms and make a payment in the same envelope (or in one electronic payment) and  provide registration forms together to be eligible for this group discount.  Please use a separate  registration form for each person.

    WATSA is continuing to be green this year, and will email conference handouts to registrants within 1-2  weeks prior to the conference.


    For further information, contact conference co-chairs:

    Robert Beattey, JD, MA, Ph.D.                                                

    The Beattey Group, pllc.                                                            

    212 Broadway E., #22351                                                  

    Seattle, WA 98122                                                                     

    T: (206) 714-6268                                                                       

    Email: rb1@beattey.org


    Maureen Saylor RNMA

    3516 So. 47th St., Suite 201
    Tacoma WA 98409

    T: (253) 312-3961

    Email: msaylor@msn.com

Past events

Fri, February 21, 2020 February 2020 General WATSA Meeting
Thu, January 30, 2020 Static-99R & STABLE 2007 Training
Fri, October 18, 2019 October 2019 General WATSA Meeting
Sat, September 28, 2019 SOTIPS/ ROSAC/ VASOR-2 Training
Fri, September 20, 2019 September 2019 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, May 31, 2019 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat 2019
Fri, April 19, 2019 April 2019 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, March 01, 2019 2019 Annual WATSA Conference
Fri, February 15, 2019 February 2019 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, January 18, 2019 January 2019 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, November 16, 2018 November 2018 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, September 21, 2018 September 2018 General WATSA Meeting
Mon, August 13, 2018 Static-99R Booster Session: Changes in Coding Rules and Summary of Recent Research
Fri, June 08, 2018 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat 2018
Fri, May 18, 2018 May General Meeting
Tue, May 08, 2018 Sex Offender Management Conference
Wed, April 11, 2018 Static-99R/Stable-2007/Acute-2007 Training
Fri, April 06, 2018 Chaperone Training
Fri, March 16, 2018 March 2018 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, February 23, 2018 2018 Annual WATSA Conference
Fri, January 19, 2018 January 2018 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, December 01, 2017 VRAG 2.0 Training
Fri, November 17, 2017 November 2017 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, September 15, 2017 September 2017 WATSA Monthly Meeting
Fri, May 19, 2017 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat 2017
Fri, April 21, 2017 April 2017 General Meeting - Canceled
Fri, March 17, 2017 March 2017 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, January 20, 2017 January 2017 General Meeting & ELECTION!!
Fri, October 21, 2016 October 2016 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, October 14, 2016 One day training - Incorporating DBT Skills Training into SO Treatment
Fri, September 16, 2016 September 2016 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, June 03, 2016 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat 2016
Fri, May 20, 2016 May 2016 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, April 15, 2016 April 2016 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, March 04, 2016 2016 Annual WATSA Conference
Fri, February 19, 2016 February 2016 General WATSA Meeting
Fri, January 15, 2016 January 2016 General Meeting & ELECTION!!
Fri, November 20, 2015 November 2015 General Meeting
Fri, September 18, 2015 September 2015 WATSA Monthly Meeting
Fri, June 12, 2015 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat 2015
Fri, May 15, 2015 May 2015 WATSA Monthly Meeting
Fri, April 17, 2015 April 2015 WATSA Monthly Meeting
Fri, March 06, 2015 2015 Annual WATSA Conference
Fri, February 20, 2015 February 2015 WATSA Monthly Meeting
Fri, January 16, 2015 January General Meeting & ELECTION!!
Fri, October 03, 2014 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat
Fri, September 19, 2014 WATSA General Monthly Meeting
Fri, June 20, 2014 June General Meeting
Fri, May 16, 2014 May General Meeting
Mon, May 12, 2014 One-Day training by Michael Seto, Ph.D.
Fri, April 18, 2014 April General Meeting
Fri, March 21, 2014 March General Meeting
Fri, January 17, 2014 January General Meeting
Fri, January 17, 2014 WATSA General Elections
Fri, December 20, 2013 NO December Meeting
Fri, November 15, 2013 November General Meeting
Fri, October 18, 2013 NO October Meeting
Fri, October 04, 2013 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat
Fri, September 20, 2013 September General Meeting
Wed, July 24, 2013 Idaho Chapter Annual Conference
Fri, June 21, 2013 June General Meeting
Fri, May 17, 2013 May General Meeting
Wed, May 01, 2013 Static-99R/Stable-2007/Acute-2007 Training
Fri, April 19, 2013 April General Meeting
Sun, April 14, 2013 NOFSW Annual Conference
Fri, March 15, 2013 March General Meeting
Fri, March 08, 2013 KCSARC Spring 2013 Professional Development Series
Sat, February 23, 2013 Alternative Lodging Options for 2013 Conference
Fri, February 22, 2013 2013 Annual WATSA Conference
Fri, January 18, 2013 January General Meeting
Fri, December 21, 2012 December Holiday Break
Fri, November 16, 2012 November General Meeting
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