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June 2022 WATSA Meeting

  • Fri, June 17, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom & In-Person (Narrows Brewing Company)

WATSA is having it's first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic.  You can also attend virtually on Zoom.   If you choose to attend in-person it will be occurring at:

Narrows Brewing Company

9007 South 19th Street Tacoma


WATSA will be having discussions regarding issues relating to law and ethics.   This will include discussions lead by Dr. Robert Beatty regarding:
  1.  Recent and upcoming legislative & rule changes from DOH4
  2.  WAC Community Protection Contract requirements

Sean Whalen, LMHC, ASOTP  will also lead a discussion regarding  issues relating to the "No Surprises Act".  Topics will include:

  • Practical suggestions regarding complying with the law: 
  1. With which clients do you need to worry about it?
  2. Good faith estimates and treatment duration
  3. To what extent are we already meeting the mandate?
  4. Adaptations to paperwork to meet/exceed compliance requirements

Discussion leaders this month:

Robert A. Beattey, JD, MA, PhD is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a focus on neuropsychological assessment and interventions. He currently serves as Chief of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Brain Health at Fairfax Behavioral Health in the Pacific Northwest. Also an attorney, he teaches and conducts research unified by a focus on evidence-based decision making in clinical, legal, and public policy contexts.  Dr. Beattey is the Managing Member of The Beattey Group and Adult Services Director of Park Avenue Neuropsychology.  He previously served as a full-time member of the faculty at Arizona State University's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as Legal Director for a non-profit policy organization, and as a local prosecutor.  Dr. Beattey is the author of a number of peer reviewed empirical studies that have been published in clinical and public policy journals, as well as a frequent contributor to edited volumes, professional conferences, and other professional works, including being co-editor of The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A casebook published by Oxford University Press.

Sean Whalen, MA LMHC ASOTP - 
South Sound Behavior Associates

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