Family Trauma Institute

Training Mental Health Communities to
Master Family Trauma Techniques

Family Trauma Solutions Webinar

No More Just Fix My Kid:

The New Parent Engagement Approach

March 20, 2024
12 – 1pm EDT

Family Trauma Solutions on YouTube

How to Become a Family Trauma Expert

FST Monthly Webinar

Attend monthly webinars live or on demand to learn how FST Techniques engage the entire traumatized family.

FST Training

Offered twice a year, this self-paced course teaches professionals the core Techniques of the FST model.

FST Certification

After completing FST Training, master’s level clinicians can advance to FST Certification post-training consultation.

Dr. Scott Sells

I’m Dr. Scott Sells, Founder of the Family Trauma Institute and developer of the FST | Family Systems Trauma model.

Following graduate school, I discovered many resources to treat the traumatized child, but a lack of concrete tools to treat the entire traumatized family.

Our mental health field was lacking step-by-step techniques to go from the individual to the family. And how to move from trauma-informed to trauma-responsive.

Learn more

Recent Articles & Resources

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars


WEBINAR: The New Parent Engagement Approach

March 20, 2024


FST Masterclass (Virtual)

March 27-29, 2024


WEBINAR: Relapse Prevention

April 10, 2024


FST Training Course

Starts April 12, 2024


WORKSHOP: ATTACh Conference

September 12 – 14, 2024


FST Training

Offered twice a year, this self-paced course teaches professionals core FST Techniques.

Special Treatment Issues
3.0 CE Hours

  • Healing Child Suicidal Threats: Four Steps to Quickly Diagnose and Treat Its Root Causes
  • Stopping Extreme Disrespect: Family Trauma Solutions
  • Anxious Kids and Anxious Parents: Family Trauma Solutions

3.0 continuing education hours from ASWB and NBCC


Agency and Group Learning

Schedule a call with Dr. Sells to discuss how he can help train your agency or organization to become experts in family trauma.

 Find a FST Certified Therapist

Locate a FST trained therapist near you.