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May General Meeting

  • Fri, May 18, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Olympia, WA


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WATSA 5/18/18 General Meeting

Topic: When should a general mental health practitioner refer a client to a specialist regarding sexual issues?

  • This will be a panel discussion with clinicians representing sex addiction treatment and sex offender treatment providers.


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. 

Bill Stoner, LMHC, CSAT

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and my private practice started in 2006 ( I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Clinical Supervisor for licensed and pre-licensure therapists. I see adults 21+ that includes civilians, military (veterans, active duty), first responders (police, fire) working professionals (doctors, attorneys). I work with individuals and partners/couples, and I run groups for men and women. My main clinical focus includes addictions/compulsions to sex, porn, spending, gambling, exercising, alcohol, or anger/rage. I also have expertise treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), moral injuries (moral incongruence), trauma and or abuse. I wrote Journaling the InnerLenz Way to teach innovative ways to journal that helps people make lasting and profound changes in their life ( I have two Master’s Degrees: Public Administration (UW 2007) and Counseling Psychology (St. Martins University 2006). I worked as a midlevel project manager WA State for 23 years, and before that I worked as a Registered Nurse and a United Auto Worker, Aerospace. Limitations on treatment. I do not work with sex offenders or those who have acted out with children. I do not conduct court ordered (legal) assessments or anger management/domestic violence classes. 

Lisa Trifiletti, Psy.D., 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).


St. Martin's University



Cebula Hall (#22 on the map), 3rd Floor

Parking: Permits will not be required. People should first try to park in the Harned Hall parking lot. If there is overflow, then people can park in the student parking lot by the Grand Staircase by Old Main. 


*Parking lots are labeled in RED letters


Friday May 18th from 12:00pm to 2:30pm


There is no cost for attendance

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