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 training:   Our colleagues at HCSATS are offering a free training.   All professionals in the field are welcome to attend.   See below for details:


Teaching Consent to Clients (It's more than "Yes Means Yes"

WHEN: Monday, 5/4/15 from 11:30a.m. - 1p.m.

WHO: Dan Knoepfler, LMHC, CSOTP

WHERE: 

YES

999 164th Ave NE

Bellevue WA  98008


Upcoming Events

Fri, May 15, 2015 1:00 PM • Olympia, Washington
Fri, June 12, 2015 2:00 PM • Chelan, Washington
Fri, September 18, 2015 1:00 PM • Monroe, Washington

Chapter Announcements

  • The 2015 Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat is happening in the spring this year over  the second weekend in June.   We hope you can make it and join us for the weekend in Manson.  More details coming soon.
  • 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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