Course Developer and Instructor

Scott Sells holds a Ph.D. in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work from Florida State University. He has over 20 publications and has authored three books entitled: Treating the Traumatized Child:  A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer Publishing, 2017), Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide (Guilford Press, 1998) and Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love (St. Martin’s Press, 2001). Scott was a former Professor of Social Work at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA and Associate Professor at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV.

Course Bibliography

Sells, S.P. & Souder, E. (2018). Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing

Course Content Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

This webinar is offered at no cost to subscribers of the Family Trauma Institute FST Digital Advanced Training Course. To register, login to your account on

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To request accommodations, please contact SFI at 800 735 9525 or by email at [email protected]

This course is provided by Savannah Family Institute, Inc. (SFI). The Family Trauma Institute is a division of Savannah Family Institute.  SFI is responsible for all aspects of this program.


Psychologists • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychotherapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Mental Health Professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field or graduate level coursework at an accredited school

CE Approval and Process Information

On-Demand Webinar Attendance

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): Savannah Family Institute (SFI) DBA The Family Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.5854.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SFI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Association of Social Work Boards: Savannah Family Institute, Inc. (SFI) (Provider #1725) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.  SFI maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/11/2020-2/11/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. 

CE Process Information: A continuing education certificate for the event will be sent upon completion of requirements. Participants requesting continuing education credit must watch the entire webinar, pass the post-test, and complete the course evaluation to earn CE credit.  After completion of the course requirements, you will receive a continuing education certificate by email within 2 days completion.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE process, please contact SFI at 800 735 9525 or by email at [email protected]


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