AR-ATSA Membership

The Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that strives
to promote research, develop guidelines for practice, facilitate information exchange, further professional education
and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sexual offender evaluation and
treatment. Benefits of joining AR-ATSA include:

  • Affiliation with an organization that strives to maintain best practice standards for evaluation, treatment and
    supervision of sexual abusers.

  • Opportunity to participate in state chapter meetings and network with other professionals in the field.

  • Increased opportunity to access and exchange ideas with other treatment specialists and allied professionals.

  • Receive a discounted rate at the annual AR-ATSA conference.

Joining AR-ATSA
To become a member of Arkansas ATSA you must be a member of the national chapter of ATSA. To apply for
membership to the national chapter click
here. Once you have been confirmed for the national chapter, you will be
contacted by one of your state chapter officers to invite you to join AR-ATSA.
Arkansas ATSA Membership Application.
AR-ATSA Dues $20.00


Joining the National Chapter of ATSA
Below are the ATSA membership categories. For a full description of the application process please visit www.atsa.com
and go the membership section. The information below is current as of 10/5/09. Please see the ATSA website for full
details and final disposition on membership and prices.

MEMBER:

1) Clinical Member: A person who holds a Master's Degree or above in the Behavioral or Social Sciences and has
engaged in a minimum of 2000 hours providing direct clinical services (assessment, individual and/or group treatment)
to individuals who have engaged in sexual offending behavior.

2) Research Member: A person who holds a Master's Degree or above in the Behavioral or Social Sciences and has
engaged in a minimum 2000 hours of conducting research specific to investigating issues related to sexual offending
behavior.

3) Research and Clinical Member: A person who holds a Master's Degree or above in the Behavioral or Social
Sciences and has engaged in a minimum of 2000 hours of conducting research specific to investigating issues related
to sexual offending behavior and 2000 hours providing direct clinical service to individuals who have engaged in sexual
offending behavior.

4) Professional Member: A person who has engaged in a minimum of 2000 hours of work specifically related to
sexual abuse prevention or to the management of individuals who have engaged in sexual offending behaviors.(

ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

1) Clinical Associate Member: (i) A person who holds a Master's Degree or above in the Behavioral or Social
Sciences and has engaged in less than  2000 hours providing direct clinical services (assessment, individual and/or
group treatment) to individuals who have engaged in sexual offending behavior. (ii) A person who has Bachelors
Degree or equivalent in the Behavioral or Social Sciences and has engaged in direct research of and/or provided
direct clinical services to individuals who have engaged in sexual offending behavior. (iii) A person who is employed on
a full time basis of at least 40 hours per week in a position that provides direct clinical services to individuals who have
engaged in sexual offending behavior.

2) Research Associate Member: A person who has engaged in research on sexual offending behavior, but has
done so for less than 2000 hours.

AFFILIATE MEMBER

Affiliate Member: A person who is currently working on a full-time basis for at least 40 hours per week in a related
area (such as the treatment of sexually abused children, adult victim/survivors of sexual abuse, or non-offending
spouses) or in a non clinical capacity such as the criminal justice system. Individuals involved in clinical practice,
providing assessment and treatment services, and/or those individuals involved in conducting research related to
sexually offending behavior, who qualify for the associate or member categories, eligible for membership in the affiliate
member category.
*Affiliate members do not receive the journal or the listserve and are not eligible for committee participation.

Student Member: A person who is currently registered at least as a half-time student, enrolled in a program pursuing
an advanced degree, or its equivalent, in an accredited college or university in pursuit of a career related to the study
or treatment of sexually offending behavior. Verification is required from the school in which the student is enrolled at
least as half-time student studying a curriculum designed for earning an advanced degree. (35.00)
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