Family Trauma Institute

Training Mental Health Professionals to become
Family Trauma Experts
through the
Family Systems Trauma Model (FST)

Next Free Monthly Webinar


Difficult Divorces and the Child in the Middle: 
Family Trauma Solutions

October 13
12 – 1 pm EDT

Enrollment Open

FST | Family Systems Trauma Advanced Training

How to Become a Family Trauma Expert

Step 1: FST Monthly Webinar

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

Step 2: FST Advanced Training

Offered twice a year, this self-paced course teaches professionals the 12 Core Techniques of the FST model.

Step 3: FST Certification

After completing the FST Advanced 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 Conferences or Webinars

WEBINAR: Treating the WHOLE Traumatized Family

September 14, 2021


CONFERENCE: ATTACh

September 30, 2021


WEBINAR:  Difficult Divorces and the Child in the Middle

October 13, 2021


CONFERENCE: Texas NASW Virtual Conference

October 21, 2021


CONFERENCE: NFFCMH

November 4, 2021


MASTER CLASS: Treating the Traumatized Child

November 9, 2021

FST Advanced Training

Offered twice a year, this self-paced course teaches professionals the 12 Core Techniques of the FST model.


Special Treatment Issues
3.0 CE Hours

  • Stopping Extreme Disrespect: Family Trauma Solutions
  • Anxious Kids and Anxious Parents Webinar: 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.