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Sexual Offense Treatment Board - Practitioner Information

Overview

Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapists provide services for the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual abusers. They must have a minimum of a master's degree in the behavioral sciences and an active Oregon mental health professional license, or equivalent, to be certified in Oregon. Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapists may supervise Certified Secondary Clinical Sexual Offense Therapists, Certified Associate Sexual Offense Therapists and Certified Sexual Offense Therapist Interns.

Certified Secondary Clinical Sexual Offense Therapists provide services for the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual abusers. They must have a minimum of a master's degree in the behavioral sciences, an active mental health professional license, or equivalent, and be under the direct supervision of a Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapist to be certified in Oregon.

Certified Associate Sexual Offense Therapists provide services for the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual abusers. They must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and be under the direct supervision of a Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapist to be certified in Oregon.

Certified Sexual Offense Therapist Interns provide services for the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual abusers. They must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and be under the direct supervision of a Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapist to be certified in Oregon.

What You Need to Know

Scope of Practice Questions

Do you have a question about how a law or rule impacts your practice?

The Health Licensing Office (HLO) and its boards do not provide individualized advice on how the law applies to practice in the field. Here are some resources:

  • If you are looking for an attorney to provide you with legal advice about the statutes and rules governing your licensure, the Oregon State Bar has information on how to hire a lawyer.
  • If you want to make a complaint against a person for violating HLO and the board's statutes or rules, use the HLO complaint form.
  • If you want to make a public comment on the statutes and rules governing your licensure, interested party feedback is encouraged at all public meetings.
  • Guidance on how to obtain a license is available.
  • If you believe HLO and the board's rules need to be amended, you can file a rule petition with HLO for consideration. Please note that any rules must fit within HLO and the board's current statutory authority and that the board will consider your position but might not adopt your proposed rule. The statute that governs rule petitions is ORS 183.390.
  • If you think the HLO and the board's statutes need to be amended, information about the legislative process is available on the Oregon Legislature's website.

The HLO and its boards remain neutral on substantive bills proposing changes to its laws and cannot act on your behalf in any proposals to change the governing statutes.

If you have questions, please contact Board Specialist Maria Gutierrez at 503-373-1906. 

Treatment standards

Adult sexual offense treatment standards: The Sexual Offense Treatment Board has adopted the 2014 Association or the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Practice Standards and Guidelines. A copy may be purchased through the ATSA website or by contacting ATSA: 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 274, Beaverton, OR 97005; phone 503-643-1023 or fax 503-643-5084; email atsa@atsa.com. HLO has a copy on file in Salem for review upon request.

Download SOTB's guides for treating juvenile and developmentally disabled sexual abusers here:

Juvenile Sexual Abusers Treatment Standards

Developmentally Disabled Sexual Abusers Treatment Standards

Questions?

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Derek Fultz at 503-934-5009 or derek.j.fultz@state.or.us.

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or anne.p.thompson@state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@state.or.us.

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