Treating the Traumatized Child and Family
Time & Location
About The Event
It’s not easy when a therapist who’s meeting an entire traumatized family only possesses the tools to treat an individual child. Unfortunately, until now, treatment for the traumatized family has been very limited. In this workshop, you’ll gain the step-by-step tools needed to work effectively with both child and family. Each participant will receive the just released book entitled:
Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer Publications, 2017).
Workshop Benefits Include:
• In-Depth Application of the Tools and Model Phases in the Book
• Special Treatment Issues (e.g. complex trauma, foster care, reactive attachment, couples therapy, combat trauma,
• Family Systems approaches to cases involving cultural differences, inner city youth, complex grief, domestic violence, and
• Handouts and assessment tools to quickly diagnose and treat trauma in both the child and family
• Structural and strategic directives called “wound playbooks” to help families clarify their roles in dysfunctional sequences
and develop a clear, collaborative plan of action
• Step-by-step techniques such as the “stress chart” and “seed/tree diagram” to treat the child and the family that include
video case examples with families on how these techniques are applied.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Sells holds a doctorate in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work from Florida State University. He has over 20 publications and has authored three books entitled: Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide (Guilford Press, 1998), Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love (St. Martin’s Press, 2001) and Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer Publications, 2017). Dr. Sells is a retired Professor of Social Work at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA and the model developer of Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL), an evidence-based system of care being utilized in over 13 states.