Dr. Scott Sells
Family Trauma Institute
Dr. Scott Sells, creator of the Family Systems Trauma (FST) model, has been training professionals and serving children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems for over 20 years. He specializes in working with impossible or stuck cases whose families have not been successful with other counselors.

Scott received his Doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Scott was a former professor of social work at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia, and associate professor at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the developer of the Parenting with Love and Limits® evidence-based treatment model, which is used throughout the United States and Europe.

Scott 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).
Scott Sells