Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Welcome to the WATSA website! 

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.

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 06, 2015 • Suncadia Lodge, Cle Elum, WA
Fri, April 17, 2015 1:00 PM • at Northwest Treatment Associates
Fri, May 15, 2015 1:00 PM • Olympia, Washington
Fri, June 12, 2015 2:00 PM • Chelan, Washington

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Treatment Program, Monroe, WA (Psychologist 4)

Chapter Announcements

  • The 2015 Annual Conference will be held at Suncadia Resort from March 6th to March 8th  Registration will be open by 12/12/14. 
  •  Space is limited, so register as soon as you can after we open registration.  Check back soon
  • Interested in the WA State Sex Offender Policy Board's review of SSOSA? View the recent power point summary of the results of the SSOSA Survey and the Summary of SSOSA changes recommended by survey participants. For a more detailed review of the results of the survey, see links on our SSODA/SSOSA page.
  • Would you like to share your knowledge at a WATSA general meeting? Or do you have an idea for a presentation topic?  Let us know!
  • Need to renew your membership or want to join WATSA? Fill out an application!
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