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2 Day Certificate Course: Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents: A Step-by-Step, Family Systems Approach to Recovery


Faculty:
Scott Sells
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC054790
Brochure Code:
PLW70578
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Trauma treatment with children and adolescents is the most intense, complex and heart-wrenching work you do each day. Too often these young clients are brought to your office by their caregiver with the expectation that you will “fix” their child’s symptoms. But it’s difficult to find lasting success when the client returns to the same deeply engrained, dysfunctional family dynamic at home, leaving you feeling frustrated and ineffective.

Trauma affects the entire family – shouldn’t treatment do the same?

Watch Dr. Scott Sells, founder of the Family Systems Trauma (FST) treatment model, for this 2-day live webcast full of innovative, evidence-based interventions that treat the traumatized child and family through a whole new lens. Using a step-by-step, practical approach, FST provides a clear roadmap for creating lasting change that simply cannot be achieved in individual therapy.

Under Dr. Sells’ expert guidance, you’ll discover how you can take your treatment of complex, deeply entrenched family trauma to the next level and overcome the most common roadblocks that can frustrate you and your clients. Rather than treating surface level symptoms, FST gets at the drivers of the problem using practical, simple tools you can use the very next day in your office including:

  • 21 core techniques for identifying and treating unhealed trauma
  • Step-by-step instructions for making the most of each session
  • Detailed handouts to guide your treatment focus
  • Checklists for relapse prevention and safety planning
  • And more!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to transform your approach to trauma work! Sign up today!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Minnesota Counselors

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 12.5 hours of credit for LPC’s. Activity #: 2019.CE.115.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists

This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 12.5 credit hours. 


Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education.

 

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Board of Psychology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

Scott Sells Related seminars and products: 1

PhD, LCSW, LMFT


Scott P. Sells, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, is former tenured professor of social work, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA and associate professor at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Sells is the author of three best-selling books, Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide (1998), Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love (2001), and Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer, 2017). He has over 20 publications in such periodicals as Psychotherapy Networker, Contemporary Corrections, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, Professional Issues in Criminal Justice, Family Process, and Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, plus book chapters in the Handbook of Family Therapy Research Methods (1996) and Social Worker’s Desk Reference, 2/E (2008.)

Dr. Sells has extensive experience as a keynote speaker for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers the Southeastern Psychological Association, and others. He was invited to be one of six expert presenters at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy’s prestigious Summer Institutes as well as the world-renowned Cape Cod Institute. Dr. Sells is the founder and model developer of an evidence-based model known as the FST | Family Systems Trauma Model that is being used by both juvenile justice and child welfare in over 14 states and in Europe.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Scott Sells is the owner of Savannah Family Institute, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Scott Sells has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Complete a comprehensive PTSD assessment with the child, family, and extended family to enable you to more effectively identify the root causes of the trauma in the marriage, the child, or family.
  2. Identify “undercurrents”, or hidden causes of trauma, that are contributing to symptomology within the family to increase the effectiveness of treatment.
  3. Establish techniques that provide clarity of roles within traumatized families to help reduce presenting issues such as self-harm, anxiety, depression, violence, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, substance abuse, and extreme disrespect.
  4. Develop a safety plan with clients and their families to effectively respond to potential crisis that may arise within the therapeutic process.
  5. Implement three “rules of thumb” for assessing whether to begin active trauma treatment or focus on safety and stabilization when working with a family in crisis.
  6. Recognize and address common ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise when actively involving the child and family in trauma treatment.
  7. Summarize how family systems treatment interventions can be interwoven with traditional individual trauma treatment approaches, such as TF-CBT, to further improve clinical outcomes.
  8. Utilize specific pre-treatment techniques that motivate the clients’ family members to engage in the therapeutic process.
  9. Assess the client’s “window of tolerance” and self-regulation skills to determine appropriate treatment interventions.
  10. Create clinical treatment plans that are designed to address the specific needs of each client/family.
  11. Articulate how to develop a comprehensive informed consent plan prior to beginning treatment with traumatized clients and families.
  12. Utilize various scaling techniques to evaluate progress in treatment and identify potential risks for relapse.

Outline

Engage Resistant Families: Powerful FST Strategies to Build Motivation and Rapport

  • The art of the 15-minute motivational phone call
  • 7 must-ask questions to quickly motivate and build rapport
  • Lower no-show rates: Get parents and kids to attend the first session and beyond
  • Why a soft startup to treatment is important
  • Tips to avoid the call becoming a therapy session
  • Video case example: “Just Fix My Kid” – Engaging the parent in a 15-minute motivational phone call

Assessment and Treatment Planning: Identify the Core Drivers of Unhealed Trauma

  • Event-based Trauma v. Interactional Trauma
  • How quickly to join with a traumatized family?
  • 3 rules of thumb: When to stabilize and when to start active trauma treatment
  • Stress Chart Technique: Diagnose the root causes of the trauma
  • Seed/Tree Diagram Technique: Identify four toxic “seeds” that maintain the problem symptoms
  • Video case example: Apology session: Healing generational trauma of abuse and neglect between father and son

Transform the Family Dynamic: FST Techniques to Heal Trauma and Create Healthier Families

  • Safety first: Develop a clear plan to lower risk
  • Shift parent mindsets from “fix the child” to “fix our family”
  • Assess window of tolerance and selfregulation skills
  • Reveal wound “undercurrents” to externalize the problem
  • Determine whether re-telling the trauma story is necessary
  • The Arrow technique: Help clients reduce shame, blame, approval addiction and the performance trap
  • Empower families to uncover strategies to heal their own trauma
  • Video case example: A self-harming teen and the stronghold of shame

Healing Trauma in the Here and Now: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating New Interactional Patterns

  • How to create a specific, written plan for healing trauma
  • Who, what, when, where and how to inject healthy undercurrents into the family
  • Dozens of unique techniques and strategies, including:
    • Opening to the Future
    • The High/Low Checkup
    • Medication Compliance Plan
    • Emotional Warm-ups: The Positive Child Report
    • Externalizing the Family Secrets for Deep Healing
    • And more!
  • Dress rehearsals for implementing the trauma contract
  • Troubleshooting checklist: Problem solve any loopholes
  • Demonstration: How to execute effective dress rehearsals with clients

Family Systems Graduation: Evaluate Progress and Relapse Prevention

  • 0-100% scaling technique: Assess overall progress of the trauma contract
  • Mini-scales technique: Reveal headway made on the key undercurrents
  • Decision tree: Clearly map out the next possible treatment steps
  • Red flags checklist: Identify any possible signs of relapse, next steps
  • Post-treatment tune-ups: Set up 30, 60, 90 day check-ins; assess when a tune-up session is needed
  • Demonstrations: Learn each of the core family systems trauma relapse prevention techniques

Ethical and Legal Considerations: Your Questions Answered

  • How to develop a solid informed consent plan for the entire family
  • Know your codes: AAMFT, ASWB/NASW, ACES/ACA, APA
  • Decision tree: Weigh the risks and benefits of revealing the trauma story
  • Risks v. benefits of involving the entire family in treatment
  • Confidentiality and HIPAA considerations Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Video case example: What would you do if…? An ethical examination of a very messy clinical case

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals Who Work with Kids

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