ATSA Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers (2014)
ATSA Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Intervention with Adolescents Who Have Engaged in Sexually Abusive Behavior (2017)

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Practice Guidelines are designed to assist practitioners to provide quality treatment services by recommending clinical practices that reflect the best available knowledge. In acknowledgement of that ongoing research is necessary to support definitive standards or mandates, these guidelines are offered as recommended "best practices" and are designed as a companion resource to the ATSA Professional Code of Ethics (2017). The empirical framework of these documents are based on the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles as follows:

  • Risk: Treatment services are provided at a level of service and security that is commensurate with the client's assessed risk of recidivism.
  • Need: Treatment inventions are focused primarily on research supported dynamic risk factors that are linked to recidivism. community.
  • Responsivity: Treatment interventions are based on models with empirical support for change and are delivered in a manner that takes into account the client's individual factors (such as personal strengths, developmental stage, education and motivation.

The ATSA Practice Guidelines are offered to ATSA members to assist them in performing their professional duties to help client's lead satisfying and law biding lives and contribute to community safety. The guidelines will help practitioners protect their clients and the public against unethical, incompetent or unprofessional practices.

The ATSA Practice Guidelines for adults and for adolescents and the companion document, the ATSA Code of Ethics, are available for purchase.

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