Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Welcome to the WATSA website! 


Static/Stable/ Acute Training:

WATSA will be offering the updated Static/Stable/Acute training.  It will occur April 11-13, 2018 and is limited to 30 people.  More info on the event page.

Chaperon Training Training

WATSA is offering training regarding training chaperons.   This will occur on the first Friday in April in Renton at Friends of Youth.   Please see the event page for more information.

WATSA will not be having a monthly meeting in April due to many training opportunities we have coming up during that time.   We look forward to seeing you at the May meeting in the south sound.

Sex Offender Management  Conference

The Washington State SOPB will be holding their conference again this year.  It will occur May 8-10, 2018.  This year's  conference will be held in Yakima.    Here is a link to the registration page

WATSA Retreat

The WATSA retreat will be returning to Mountain View Lodge in Manson again this year.  The retreat will be the weekend of June 8-10, 2018.   We look forward to seeing you there.   If you have an idea for a retreat discussion topic please email Dan Knoepfler  - dan@dkno.net  

ATSA Researcher talks about sexual interest in someone of a different age as a possible sexual orientation:  Michael Seto's article about the topic.

The Passing of a Colleague and Friend of WATSA

WATSA is sad to announce the passing of one of the original forensic psychologists in our area that worked with people convicted of sexual offenses; Dr. Irwin Dreiblatt passed away in late September..    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.   The link to the obituary for our colleague and friend is below.   We'll miss you Irv!

Dr. Dreiblatt's Obituary

Spring Conference 2017 Handouts

Delmonico and Griffin page of links

Useful FACTS SHEETS  from the Washington State Sex Offender Policy Board:   Fact Sheets

Upcoming Events

Fri, April 06, 2018 10:00 AM • Renton WA
Wed, April 11, 2018 • Renton, WA
Fri, May 18, 2018 12:00 PM • Olympia, WA
Fri, June 08, 2018 2:00 PM • Manson (Chelan), Washington

Who We Are:

The Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) is a state chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Incorporated in 1984, ATSA is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization. ATSA was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offense management.


Our Goals

ATSA is an international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of persons who commit sex offenses. As a state chapter of ATSA, we similarly strive to:

  • Elimination of sexual victimization;
  • The protection of our communities through responsible and ethical treatment commit persons who who commit sexual offenses;
  • The prevention of sexual assault through commit management of persons who commit sexual offenses;
  • The maintenance of high standards of professionalism and integrity within its membership.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software