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Chaperone Training

  • Fri, April 06, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Renton WA
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  • Chaperone Training

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WATSA 4/6/18 Chaperone Training

This training is designed to assist treatment providers in determining who is an appropriate chaperone for their client and training the chaperone on the rules set forth by the court and DOC. 

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the duties of a chaperone

  • Liability of becoming a chaperone (RCWs)

  • Who is eligible/ appropriate to be a chaperone

  • Familiarize with the DOC and Probation rules for chaperones

  • The Finkelhor model of sexual offending and how this can help chaperones understand the dynamics of offending

Workshop Leaders:  

Michael O'Connell, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW, CSOTP

Michael O’Connell’s introduction to social service work began in 1974, when he served as director of a Navy Correctional Center – i.e. the brig. He got his MSW from the University of Washington, intending to continue his career in correctional administration, but lost his way and ended up as a therapist doing inpatient substance abuse treatment. He began a private practice in 1980. In 1981, desperate for referrals, he began to work with sex offenders. He continues that work, today. Along the way, he earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Washington, including doing research on using polygraph testing with sex offenders. He co-authored a book, Working With Sex Offenders that outlines standards of practice for community-based treatment of sex offenders. He is a former president of the Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) and a current member of the WATSA Board. He is the WATSA representative to the Washington State Sex Offender Policy Board. 

Lisa Trifiletti, PsyD, CSOTP

Dr. Lisa Trifiletti is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (Male/Female)(CSOTP). Earning her Bachelor's degree (B.A.) at Boston University, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Trifiletti has worked in multiple settings including community mental health and corrections. Her practice emphasizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients work toward change and growth.  She offers individual and couples treatment and Psychosexual Evaluation services.She currently serves as the state Board Secretary of the Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA).


This one day workshop will be at Friends of Youth in Renton Washington.

2500 Lake Washington Blvd N

Renton, WA 98056

(425) 228-5776

Feel free to park anywhere. There is additional parking at the top of the driveway. Look for signs that will direct you to the bottom of Howard House where the conference room is located. 


Friday April 6th from 10:00am - 1:00pm.


The cost of the training is $60.   Space is limited to 20 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.

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