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Motivating Even the Toughest Parents

Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools with Dr. Scott Sells: Episode #3 – Motivating Even the Toughest Parents  Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript Or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW This particular topic on how to motivate tough parents to cooperate, show up, and this could extend to couples, individuals, is by far to […]

The Best Way to Improve Trauma Outcomes…
Get Client Feedback

Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools with Dr. Scott Sells: Episode #2- Improving Trauma Outcomes By Getting Client Feedback  Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript Or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW So today’s topic or technique is called How Client’s Feedback Will Dramatically Improve Our Trauma Outcomes, and this is going to be through […]

Engaging Parents: The FST Motivational Phone Call Technique

High Parent Involvement is the Key to Your Trauma Treatment Success Without parent involvement in your trauma treatment, child relapse rates skyrocket. To prevent relapse, it is important to begin building relationships before you meet with the family. That is why the FST| Family Systems Trauma Model incorporates the Motivational Interview (MI) Call Technique. Sobering […]

Guiding Your Families to Discover
the Root Causes of their Trauma

Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools with Dr. Scott Sells: Episode #1- Guiding Your Families to Discover the Root Causes of Their Trauma  Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript Or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW Let’s find out what’s causing your stress. And to do this I’m going to draw an apple tree and together […]

How Do We Get Therapy Progress to Really Stick?

This episode of Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools covers how to get therapy progress to really stick.  Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript Or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW Today’s technique is called the FST mini scale. Are your clients at a new normal of change? This is a really interesting strategy […]

Nutrition: Sadly, It’s Often NOT Addressed

This episode of Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools covers Nutrition and Trauma   Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript Or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW Today’s technique is one of my favorites.  It is trauma nutrition, the FST nutritional strategy.  There are two points that we’re going to cover in these 15 minutes.  […]

It’s Not How You Start Treatment, It’s How You End It

This episode of Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools covers Red Flag Checklists. Other Ways to Enjoy this Post: Downloadable Video Transcript or Read the VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW Today’s technique is one of my favorites it is trauma nutrition, the FST nutritional strategy. There’s two points that we’re going to cover in these 15 minutes is one […]

The “Now What?” Question Response

When starting treatment, the focus typically starts by treating the traumatized child through individual therapy.   But this approach does not include the entire traumatized family and can lead to relapse. And if the trauma story is told over and over again, inevitably we, as clinicians, get this response… “Now what? After talking about our trauma, […]

My 2020 New Year’s Resolution to You

I’m well aware that very few people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Making any change even when we are 100% sure it will benefit us is really difficult.  Most times,  New Year’s resolutions are dead and broken by mid-January.  They do us absolutely no good. I’m stating the obvious here, right? Well this resolution of […]

Knowing Where to Tap: Using a Structural-Strategic Lens to Locate The Root Cause of a Family’s Trauma

There is an excellent story on the importance of knowing where to tap told by the late family therapist, Virginia Satir: After listening to the engineer’s description of the problems and asking a few questions, he went to the boiler room. He looked at the maze of twisting pipes, listened to the thump of the […]

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