Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

2020 Annual WATSA Conference

  • Fri, March 20, 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • Sun, March 22, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Suncadia Resort
  • 105

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Current ATSA Member who isn't a WATSA or OATSA member- Please note your ATSA status will be verified.
  • If you applied and received a scholarship and have a current WATSA membership.
  • If you applied and received a scholarship and do not have a current WATSA membership.
  • If you applied and received a scholarship and have a current WATSA membership.
  • If you applied and received a scholarship and do not have a current WATSA membership.
  • Upon verification of student membership to ATSA/WATSA.
  • Rate for WATSA/OATSA members

Register



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.

Description:

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.

Description:

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 - Noon

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

Panel Members TBA


SPEAKER BIO SHEET 


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.

 

Cost:

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


Accommodations:


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


   OR


Maureen Saylor RNMA

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

T: (253) 312-3961

Email: msaylor@msn.com

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