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 9PM EST

De Waag Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date January 29

Trauma Conference Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date January 30

Trauma Workshop Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date February 2

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