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Benefits of Membership

ATSA Membership Provides Exclusive Resources & Benefits


Become a part of the ATSA community!

Stand proudly and boldly in your truth—you are part of the solution in ending sexual violence!

Every day, those who work treating and managing those who have caused sexual harm walk the fine line of being proud of the work they do and keeping it quiet so they don’t end up a social pariah. So, how do you talk about it in your community? When getting a haircut? Or at the dinner table? When someone asks you what you do for work, you can accurately and confidently say, “I prevent sexual violence.” And we hope the next question you receive will be “Oh, that’s great, it’s such a huge problem … how do you do that?” To which you can respond, “I teach people how not to cause sexual harm.”


The Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA) is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, effective practice, informed public policy, and comprehensive prevention strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse. ATSA has approximately 3,000 members from more than 20 countries, many of whom are the leading researchers and practitioners in their fields.

As a voluntary membership organization, ATSA does not credential its members or certify any individual's fitness to provide services. ATSA recommends that questions about a member's credentials be directed to the appropriate professional licensing department or agency in the member's state or region.


Benefits of membership in ATSA include:

  • Affiliation with an international association which strives to improve techniques for the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders
  • Opportunities to access and exchange ideas with other researchers, treatment specialists, and allied professionals
  • Opportunities to participate in the ATSA chapter in your jurisdiction
  • Registration discounts for ATSA’s Annual Research and Treatment Conference
  • Subscription to the bi-weekly newsletter, Catalyst
  • Participation in ATSA’s standing and/or ad hoc committees
  • Involvement in clinical discussions, case consults, and networking through the members-only email discussion group*
  • Subscription to ATSA’s official journal, Sexual Abuse as well as access to more than 30 years of journal archives*
  • Access to SAGE’s online criminology journal collection, which contains twenty-five journals, including the top ranking Child MaltreatmentCrime & DelinquencyCriminal Justice and BehaviorJournal of Interpersonal ViolenceJournal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Trauma, Violence, & Abuse*

*These membership benefits are not available to Associate Members.

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