Family Trauma Institute

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

Free Monthly Webinar


How to Get Parents to Show Up and Cooperate

February 16, 2022
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: How to Get Parents to Show Up and Cooperate

February 16, 2022


FST | Family Systems Trauma Advanced Training

Starts March 30, 2022


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.