FST | Family Systems Trauma Masterclass 

Learn step-by-step techniques to treat the whole traumatized family

Who Should Attend?

Therapists, social workers, case managers, and family support professionals

Date: May 22 - 24, 2024

Time: 9 am-4:30 pm CDT daily (1 hr lunch)

18.0 CE Hours from NBCC and ASWB

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Learn directly from Dr. Scott Sells, author of Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach and founder of the Family Systems Trauma (FST) Model.  Dr. Sells uses video examples from real families to show how to treat child(ren) and their traumatized family using FST techniques.

In this three-day training, you will learn:

FST| Family Systems Trauma Techniques to work with families:

  • Phase I – High Rapport and Locate the Top Problems

    • #1 FST Motivation and Strength Building
    • #2 FST Stress Chart
  • Phase II – FST Treatment Goals and Extended Family

    • #3 FST Apple Tree Diagram and Undercurrents
    • #4 FST Seed and Undercurrent Picks
    • #5 FST Stabilization or Trauma Work First
    • #6 FST Extended Family
  • Phase III – Implement Treatment Solutions and Prevent Relapse

    • #7 Safety First Issues
    • #8 FST Feedback Loops with Written Plans/Playbooks
    • #9 FST Dress Rehearsals and Troubleshooting
    • #10 FST Relapse Prevention

    • FST Structural-Strategic Family Therapy
    • FST Nutrition

Training includes easy to follow handouts and resources to help you facilitate change, along with an electronic copy of the course manual, Treating the Traumatized Child.


FST | Family Systems Trauma Masterclass



Instructor Bio

Dr. Scott Sells, creator of the Family Systems Trauma (FST) model, has been treating children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems for over 20 years.

The FST model, along with Parenting with Love and Limits® is an evidence-based treatment approach.

Dr. Sells is the author of three best-selling books, Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer, 2017), Parenting Your Out-of- Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love (St. Martin’s Press, 2001), and Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide (Guilford, 1998).

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