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  • Sat, September 28, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Olympia, WA


WATSA is pleased to offer


Location, Date, & Time:

The Double Tree by Hilton: Double Tree Olympia website

415 Capitol Way North, Olympia,Washington, 98501

(360) 570-0555

Saturday September 28th, 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Capitol Room

Training Description:

How to Score and Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS)

(half-day morning)

This half-day workshop focuses on using case studies to learn how to score and use the SOTIPS. The SOTIPS is a 16 item, provider-administered, dynamic measure designed to aid clinicians and probation and parole officers in assessing risk, treatment and supervision needs, and progress among adult males who have been convicted of committing a sexual offense. The theory and research support for the scale will be reviewed briefly as well. The workshop will include how to use the scale with a static risk measure such as the Static-99R and VASOR-2. 

Conducting Child Contact Assessments Using the Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC)

(half-day afternoon)

Mental health, probation and parole, corrections, and child protective services professionals are commonly asked to assess the risk a sexual abuser poses to a particular child and under what circumstances, if any, the abuser might safely be allowed contact with the child. The Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC) uses a Structured Professional Judgment model for conducting these types of risk of sexual harm assessments. The ROSAC is composed of 30 items that are grouped into three categories; factors concerning the abuser, child at potential risk, and primary caregiver. This half-day workshop will review the theory and research basis for the ROSAC and focus on using case studies to assist participants in understanding how the instrument is used for making risk determinations and developing safety plans.


Robert McGrath, M.A.

Bob McGrath is President of McGrath Psychological Services, a training and consulting practice, and was Clinical Director of the Vermont DOC network of prison and community sex offender treatment programs. He has served on the treatment advisory boards of several programs in the U.S. and the national sex offender treatment programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. He was co-chair committee that wrote ATSA’s 2014 Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers, and he received ATSA’s Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Among his over 50 publications, he is co-developer of the ROSAC, VASOR-2, and SOTIPS.
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