Family Trauma Institute

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

Next Free Monthly Webinar


Addiction in the Family: 
Family Trauma Solutions

November 17
12 – 1 pm EST

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: Addicts in the Family

November 17, 2021


CONFERENCE: NFFCMH

November 4, 2021


MASTER CLASS: Treating the Traumatized Child

November 9, 2021


WEBINAR: Addicts in the Family

November 17, 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.