Vol. XXVII, No. 2
Spring 2015
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In This Issue
Regular Features
Editor's Note
President's Message
Featured Articles
Applying the Self-Regulation Model to Community Supervision
How to develop good public understanding of child sexual abuse and its management.
International Membership Survey Results
Protective Factors for Sexually Violent Offending
Students' Voice
Online Sexual Offenders’ Implicit Theories
Book Review
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy
ATSA Forum Survey
ATSA Forum Newsletter Readership Survey
Call for Board Nominees
Awards & Grants
Ethics Violation
New ATSA Members
Safer Society Press
Have you ever considered joining the ATSA Board?
Nominate yourself or a colleague for the ATSA Board of Directors.
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David Prescott
Book Review Editor

Sarah Gorter
Production Editor

Forum Editor
Contact the editor or submit articles to:

Heather M. Moulden, Ph.D.
Forensic Program
St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
E: hmoulden@stjoes.ca
P: (905) 522-1155 ext. 35539
Call for Board Nominees

ATSA is currently seeking members with a clinical, research, and/or academic background in the field of sexual violence to serve in leadership positions on the Board of Directors.  This Call for Nominations is one of the ways you, as a member of ATSA, can influence the policy and direction of our organization.  Nominations are being accepted for Research Representative and for Public Policy Representative elected positions.  In addition to the two elected positions, we are also accepting nominations for one appointed Board position: Treasurer.

If you are interested in serving on the Board or know of potential candidates for the identified positions, please take a moment to complete the nomination form at the bottom of this page. 

Nominations for all positions must be received by
midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.



Public Policy Representative

Research Representative

Treasurer Position (appointed)

 *click the position titles above to download the position descriptions



Each term begins January 1st of the year following the election.



The Executive Board of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is responsible for overseeing the mission and purpose of the organization. Its duties include participation in strategic planning and making policy decisions, then securing the financing of them and the monitoring of their execution. Members must be willing to attend the requisite meetings*, follow through on commitments, and participate fully in the decision-making process. The board also presents the organization’s image to the community and solicits support in achieving ATSA’s goals.

*Board Meetings:  There are two in-person board meetings a year; spring and autumn.  Meetings are generally held at that year’s conference site.  The spring meeting is scheduled for members to travel on Friday, the board meets for a full day on Saturday and the morning of Sunday.  The Fall Board meeting takes place the Tuesday before the ATSA conference opens.  Two telephonic conferences are held during the year in January and June or July.  If necessary other telephonic conferences may be scheduled throughout the year if there is pressing business.


  • Participate in strategic planning and the setting of long-term goals;
  • Attend and fully participate in the Board of Directors meetings and decision making;
  • Attend and contribute to the organization’s annual conference;
  • Assure the financial stability of the organization by reviewing revenues and expenses on an annual basis (or as determined);
  • Support and participate in marketing, fund raising, development planning, and continuous sustaining activities;
  • Act on behalf of the organization and its interests, putting aside personal concerns, affiliations, or constituencies;
  • Set procedures and policies to ensure that any affiliate or chapter is organized and administered in a manner that is in compliance with applicable law;
  • Promote ATSA’s mission, generating good will for the organization, and encouraging support for the association’s strategic goals;
  • Make introductions to new communities, corporate sponsors, foundations, and helpful individuals;
  • Actively recruit new members and encourage appropriate non-Board members to serve on committees in order to develop more people who are committed to and knowledgeable about the Association; and
  • Ensure accountability to ATSA’s membership, the people to whom ATSA members provides services and to people affected and concerned with sexual violence.


The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an international, multi-disciplinary not for profit organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.



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