2016 Conference

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WI-ATSA) 2016 Conference

The Wisconsin Chapter of ATSA invites you to an affordable training opportunity covering a variety of innovative research, treatment, and public policy topics.

June 2 – 3, 2016

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Promega Biopharmaceutical Technology Center

5445 East Cheryl Parkway Madison, WI 53711


Registration Fee: $250

Student Registration Fee: $50

Fee includes registration for both days, training materials, and 12 CEUs.

Register Online


The annual WI-ATSA Member Meeting will be held on June 2nd following the conference from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., 2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711.  All current members of ATSA who reside or practice in Wisconsin are invited to attend this opportunity to stay abreast of WI-ATSA functions and to network with other professionals working in the field.  The event is free with appetizers and a cash bar available.


Conference Information and Registration Flyer

Featured Topics and Speakers

Wisconsin SVPs on Supervised Release: Residency Restrictions, Community Notification, and Revocation and Recidivism Outcomes 

WI SVPs on SR – Residency Restrictions, Community Notification, & Outcomes

Jason Cram, MPA, Supervised Release Program Manager
Gina Ambroziak, BS, Research Analyst
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Is the Base Rate of Sexual Recidivism Dropping? Evidence from Recent Studies

Is the Base Rate of Sexul Recidivism Dropping

Michael Caldwell, Psy.D.
Lecturer; University of Wisconsin – Madison
Senior Staff Psychologist – MJTC

Public Policy:  What Does the Research Tell Us and Why Don’t We Listen?

Patti Coffey, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate, UW Madison Psychology Department
Forensic Psychology private practice

Developments in Assessing Psychological Risk Factors Relevant to Sexual Offending

VRS-SO Logistic Regression Calculator

Developments in Psychological Risk Assessment

David Thornton, Ph.D., Director of Research
James Mundt, Ph.D., Research Analyst
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

STATIC – Developments: Sexual Offenders Crossing the Redemption Thresholds

Crossing the Redemption Threshold

Reaching the Redemption Threshold

Rachel Kahn, Ph.D., Psychological Associate
David Thornton, Ph.D., Director of Research
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Shame, Resilience and Wholehearted Living

Shame Resilience and Wholehearted Living

Brook Seume, LMFT
Treatment Provider
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Standards

WI DOC Sex Offender Treatment Standards

Jonathan Dickey, Psy.D., Psychologist Chief
Bruce Erdmann, Ph.D., Psychologist Chief
Valerie Gonsalves, Ph.D., Psychologist Manager
Department of Corrections