Family Trauma Institute

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

Monthly Webinar


How to Engage the Extended Family in Trauma Treatment

June 24, 2022
12 -1 pm EDT

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.

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Upcoming Conferences and Webinars


WEBINAR: How to Engage the Extended Family in Trauma Treatment

June 24, 2022


CONFERENCE: ACRC Annual Conference

July 11 – 14, 2022


CONFERENCE: Florida Children’s Coalition Conference

July 11 – 13, 2022


WEBINAR: Stopping Extreme Disrespect: Family Trauma Solutions

July 20, 2022


WEBINAR: Technology Addiction: Family Trauma Solutions

September 14, 2022


CONFERENCE: FST Community Retreat

September 23 – 24, 2022


CONFERENCE: ATTACh Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2022


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

October 19, 2022


CONFERENCE: NFFCMH Conference

November 3 – 5, 2022


WEBINAR: Addiction in the Family: Family Trauma Solutions

November 16, 2022


WEBINAR: How to Heal Trauma Through a Child’s Love Language

December 21, 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

  • 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.