Stackable Credentials Program
A step-by-step framework to become a Family Trauma Expert
Where to get started
Attend 3 or more free webinars each year. Gain access to on demand library.Get Access
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FST Advanced Trained
On-site 2-day advanced training to qualify for FST Certification.Sign Up Today
FST Advanced Training practitioners become FST Certified with 10 hours post-training consultation.Sign Up Today
Stackable Professional Development Designations
1. FST Informed
Therapists, counselors, social workers and other mental health practitioners who attend a minimum of three live technique webinars receive annual access to the FST Informed on-demand technique webinar library.
2. FST Member
Mental health professionals seeking intensive skill development in using in the FST Model can join the Institute’s membership program.
3. FST Advanced Trained
Practitioners with a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field, or graduate level coursework at an accredited school, are eligible to attend FST Advanced Training workshops. Upon completion of the introductory online course, the 2-day onsite workshop and successful demonstration of skill mastery via post-course test, attendees receive 16 CEUs and designation as a FST Advanced Trained trauma treatment practitioner.
4. FST Certified
Following completion of FST Advanced Training, practitioners can become FST Certified in using the FST Model. Certification includes 21 CE hours of post-training case consultation and yearly re-certification. FST Certified Practitioners will be recognized on the Family Trauma Institute website and can place this certification status on their company website, business cards, and letterhead.
5. FST Consultant
Onsite Training and Workshops
A professor and engaging instructor, Dr. Sells teaches the FST model at onsite one-day and weekend trainings. Workshop attendees enjoy his hands-on format that includes an overview of the 18 core FST Techniques, case studies and experiential group activities demonstrating how and when to use the techniques.
It’s not unusual for individual practitioners to experience stuck cases. Dr. Sells consults with practitioners to help unstick their most challenging trauma cases.