FST | Family Systems Trauma Certification
Final Step in the FST Advanced Training Program Growing from Education to Application
Participants must have a Master's Degree or higher and completed FST Advanced Training. The FST Certification process requires participants to share FST work with actual family cases (without identifiable information).
Family Trauma Specialist
Mastery of FST through application is the next step after FST Advanced Training. FST Certification gives you unique expertise in treating the entire traumatized family by going beyond learned techniques into practice.
To gain confidence through practiced application, participants submit homework reviewed by an FST Consultant prior to each consultation session. Participants attend five monthly 2-hour group consultation sessions.
What is FST Certification?
✔ Applied learning of FST advanced training skills to your family cases through all 5 Phases of the FST model:
- Phase I – Diagnosis and Assessment
- Phase II – Trauma Work Introduction
- Phase III – Co-Create Trauma Playbooks
- Phase IV – Troubleshooting and Dress Rehearsals
- Phase V – Evaluate Progress and Relapse Prevention
✔ Grow in confidence as you submit and present application of the FST techniques each month using your own case family within a small group of FST students and FST Consultant. HOMEWORK REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE OF EACH CONSULTATION SESSION.
✔ Expert consultation with feedback from an FST Consultant virtually 2 hours per month for 6 consecutive months. Group consultation schedule will be sent 4 weeks in advance of program start.
✔ Participants must submit homework and attend every session to receive FST Certification.
✔Annual 3-hour Recertification Booster at end of each year to retain and sharpen skills.
Next FST Cohort beginning in January 2022.
Preview an FST Consultation Session
Click to see a short sample of the FST Consultation Experience . Dr. Sells is the consultant in this example, but you may receive consultation from another member of the FST Consultation Team.