Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers



Upcoming events

    • Fri, November 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Seattle, WA

    Topic: ATSA Wrap Up - what did we learn at the national conference

    Discussant: Various 


    NewHolly Learning Center on Beacon Hill in Seattle

    7058 32nd Avenue S.,
    2nd Floor

    Seattle, WA 98118 

    There is plenty of free parking - Directions below

    Address and Phone:
    NewHolly Learning Center
    7058 32nd Avenue S. - 2nd floor of the Learners Building
    Seattle, WA 98118

    Bus route - 
    Bus Route 106 stops right in front of NewHolly. 
    Route 36 stops at the corner of Beacon Ave S. and S. Myrtle St.

    You can call METRO (206-553-3000) or check the METRO Trip Planner for bus route schedules and times.

    NewHolly is also served by Link Light Rail's Othello Station. Transfer to Bus 106 or walk west 4 blocks up the hill on Othello/Myrtle St. to the NewHolly campus.

    Driving from I-5 Southbound

    1.      Take the Albro/Swift Exit (#161)

    2.      Go to light and turn left on Albro Place

    3.      Turn right on Swift Ave. S

    4.      Follow Swift Ave. S until it turns into Myrtle St.

    5.      Cross Beacon Ave. S. and turn left on 32nd Ave. S.

    Driving from I-5 Northbound

    1.      Take the Albro/Swift Exit (#161).

    2.      Turn right at the light onto Swift Ave. S. (See directions from #4 above)

    • Fri, December 01, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Olympia WA
    • 29

    WATSA 12/1/17 VRAG-R Training

    Participants in this workshop will learn how to score and interpret the VRAG-R. We will discuss the applicability of the VRAG-R to assessment of risk in sex offenders, effective risk communication techniques, and recommendations regarding release conditions based on the risk assessment. Participants will also learn prorating techniques and adjustment of risk estimates based upon time at liberty in the community. Recent cross-validation studies conducted in Europe and Canada with independent samples of sex offenders will also be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1)    Scoring and interpreting the VRAG-R.
    • 2)    Prorating the VRAG-R and adjustment of risk estimates based upon time at liberty in the community
    • 3)    Applicability of the VRAG-R to assessment of sex offenders.
    • 4)    Effective risk communication strategies.
    • 5)    Use of the VRAG-R for establishing release conditions.
    • 6)    Review of recent cross validation studies conducted in Europe and Canada.

    Workshop Leader:  Dr. Brian Judd Ph.D.

    Dr. Judd graduated in 1989 with his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Judd specialized in and published in the area of neuropsychology throughout his graduate career and during the early years of his professional career, then began private practice with an emphasis on the application of neuropsychology in forensic settings. Since 1993, Dr. Judd's practice has predominantly focused on risk assessment and treatment of sex offenders, and the evaluation of both high-risk violent offenders and those adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity. He has given multiple presentations to professional organizations on the application of actuarial assessment techniques in assessing risk for future violence and has extensive experience testifying in court.  Dr. Judd is an ATSA member, a former board member of the Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) and a state certified sex offender treatment provider. At the present time approximately 60% of his clinical practice is devoted to the assessment and treatment of high risk sexual offenders. He currently practices and resides in Olympia, WA. 


    This one day workshop will be at the Doubletree Inn in Olympia Washington.

    415 Capitol Way North Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 570 0555

    The Doubletree Inn is offering a 10% discount on rooms if you mention that you are part of WATSA.   Please email Dan Knoepfler  dan@dkno.net for information on how to get the discounted room rate.


    December 1, 2017 from 8 - 5p.m.  (lunch not included)

    Registration starts at 7:30

    Please note that this is an EIGHT hour training.   There will be an hour break for lunch, with short informal breaks throughout the day.  Please make sure you are at the hotel at 8 sharp because the training will start promptly.


    The cost of the training is $160.   Space is limited to 30 people.   You will be expected to pay within 5 days of registering or your registration will be canceled.  This is because space is limited, and we want to ensure that we cover our costs, and that we provide this training to the most people we possibly can.  

    The fee for attending is non-refundable but it is transferable.    If the workshop sells out we will  be keeping a wait list.   We will assist in filling your spot if possible, if you can't make it, but make no guarantees that we can or will do this.

    • Fri, January 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Steilacoom, WA

    WATSA holds our annual elections at the January general meeting.  The positions open this year are:

    Two general board positions

    Eastern WA rep


    The Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) presents Bob Shilling. Bob is a 36.5 year veteran of the Seattle Police Department where he led the Sex and Kidnapping Offender Detail for 21 years. He served on the Board of Directors of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) for 5 years, and he is an ATSA Fellow. Bob spent the last three years of his career as the Head of Crimes against Children for INTERPOL in Lyon, France. Under Bob's leadership, his team and network of investigators physically rescued 5,420 victims of sexual abuse through victim identification techniques on child abuse images circulated on the Internet and Darknet. That was more victims rescued in three years than the previous nine years combined. Bob is a 2017 recipient of the ATSA Significant Contribution Award. He is now retired.

    Discussion Leader:  Det. Bob Shilling (Retired)


    Steilacoom Town Hall Building

    1717 Lafayette Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388

    Directions I-5 South:

    Follow I-5 S to Gravelly Lake Dr SW in Lakewood.

    Take exit 124 (Gravelly Lake Dr SW.) from I-5 S

    Turn right onto Gravelly Lake Dr SW 

    Turn left onto Washington Blvd SW 

    Continue straight onto Military Rd SW

    Continue onto Old Military Rd

    Continue onto Stevens St

    Turn left onto Worthington St

    Continue onto Garfield St

    Continue onto Main St

    Turn left onto Lafayette St

    Destination will be on the right

    Directions I-5 North:

    Take exit 119 for Steilacoom toward Dupont Rd

    Turn left onto Dupont-Steilacoom Rd  

    Turn right to stay on Dupont-Steilacoom Rd

    Continue onto Union Ave

    Turn right onto Lafayette St

    Destination will be on the left



    2 hr Off street parking available along Lafeyette St.


    You may park in our visitor paid Visitor Parking to the left of the Ferry Dock on Union Ave.

    Cost: $8

Past events

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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