2017 Conference

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WI-ATSA) 2017 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 8 & 9, 2017

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Promega Biopharmaceutical Technology Center

5445 East Cheryl Parkway Madison, WI 53711


Registration Fee: $149

Student Registration Fee: $50

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

Register Online


The annual WI-ATSA Happy Hour and Annual Meeting will be held on June 8th following the conference from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at The Thirsty Goat, 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711.  All conference attendees and 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.


2017 WI-ATSA Conference Information

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Featured Topics and Speakers

Healthy Adolescent Sexuality

Michael Miner, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Director
Program in Human Sexuality
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Minnesota
President, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers


Healthy Adult Sexuality

Luck Subramanian, Ph.D.
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Chapter 980 Evaluation Unit Supervisor


Relation between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Psychopathy, and Risk for Sexual Recidivism in Males Committed or Detained as Sexually Violent Persons

Krystine Jackson, Psy.D.
Rachel Kahn, Ph.D.
Kerry Keiser


Applying Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Principles to the Treatment and Management of Sexual Offenders

Ernie Marshall, LCSW


Empirically Assessing Individuals with Sex Offenses and Major Mental Illness

Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.
Ryan Mattek, Ph.D.
Letitia Johnson, Ph.D.
David Thornton, Ph.D.


Evaluator struggles: Risk Aversion, Impotence, and Decision Making

Agreement between court decisions and evaluator opinions in SVP trials

Evaluator struggles: Risk aversion, impotence, and decision making

How Do Professionals Assess Risk? An Updated Survey of Practices

Rachel Kahn, Ph.D.
Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.