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  • HLO honors two departing SOTB members
    At the Aug. 7, 2015, Sex Offender Treatment Board meeting, the Health Licensing Office and the Board recognized two departing members.

    Dr. William Davis has served on the Board since its inception in 2007. Dr. Davis has a long history as a private practice counselor, a psychologist and in the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders. He is a past president of the Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and former member of that organization’s Board of Trustees. He currently practices in Salem, Oregon at Mid-Valley Counseling Center. Dr. Davis holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University, as well as Master's and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) degrees in Clinical Psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.

    Debra Patterson was also recognized for her time on the Board, serving since it began in 2007. She has worked in the juvenile justice field for 30 years. The first 10 years she served as a probation counselor, carrying a caseload of felony and misdemeanor probationers, as well as assisting in protective service investigations and handling dependency cases.  Since 1987, Ms. Patterson has served as the director of the Crook County Juvenile Department. In 2003, she participated on the steering committees for two sex offender management grants to the Oregon Youth Authority/ODDA and to Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.  She is a member of the Crook County Commission on Children and Family; Oregon Juvenile Department Director’s Association Treasurer; Past Chair of The Central and Eastern Oregon Juvenile Justice Consortium; member of the Governor’s Public Safety Committee; and a board member of Juvenile Court Resources. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.

    Photo: The HLO presented Dr. Davis with a plaque in honor of his years of service to the SOTB, including as long time chairman.
  • Upcoming HLO closures for state holidays

    Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

    • Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents' Day
    • Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
    • Monday, July 4 for Independence Day
    • Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
    • Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving
    • Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas

    Examinations will not be offered, and licenses will not be issued on these days.

    Our regular office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Feel free to call 503-378-8667; calls will be returned the next business day. You can also email hlo.info@state.or.us.

  • Therapists specialize in treating sex offenders

    Certified sex offender therapists provide services for the treatment and rehabilitation of sex offenders. There are two certification levels of therapists:

    Clinical sex offender therapists must have a minimum of a master's degree in the behavioral sciences and an active Oregon mental health professional license.

    Associate sex offender therapists must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and be under the direct supervision of a clinical sex offender therapist to be certified in Oregon.

    Only state-certified professionals may represent themselves as a certified clinical sex offender therapist or certified associate sex offender therapist.

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