Treating the Traumatized Child

A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach

Scott P. Sells, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LMFT

Ellen Souder, MA, LPCC-S

Co-written by family therapists who created the Parenting with Love and Limits® (PLL) model, it delivers a research-based, step-by-step family therapy approach that incorporates the child’s immediate family along with their extended family to treat the traumatized child or adolescent.

Key Features:

  • Provides a step-by-step, research-based, time-limited model
  • Uses a family systems approach for addressing child and adolescent trauma
  • Includes useful tools such as checklists, client handouts, and evaluation forms

Attend a Core Intensive Training

The FST Core Intensive Training will consist of a small group of participants that want to go beyond a one-day workshop to learn and master the core skills essential to Family Systems Trauma as outlined in Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer Publications, 2017).


  • In-Depth Application of All Five Phases of the FST Model
  • Live Session Observation of Dr. Sells’ Application of FST
  • Intensive Supervision of Participant Cases through FST Lens
  • Video Analysis of Case Examples
  • Special FST Treatment Issues (e.g. complex trauma, foster care, reactive attachment, couples therapy, combat trauma, anxiety, etc.)
  • Qualified to Attend Future Advanced FST Trainings (Participants present a video-taped case and receive direct supervision from Dr. Sells and learn from other trainees)
  • A CE certificate for 15 CEU’s will be issued upon completion

Attend a Webinar or Family Systems Trauma (FST) Workshop

Register below for an upcoming free webinar or attend a FST Workshop in your area:


The Top 3 Tools to Help You Diagnose and Assess the Traumatized Child and Family

Date January 9, 2018 9PM EST

De Waag Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date January 29, 2018

Trauma Conference Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date January 30, 2018

Trauma Workshop Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date February 2, 2018

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