FST Alumni Retreat 2023

Family Trauma Institute

September 27-30

This retreat is exclusive for our FST Alumni

Anyone who has completed either FST Advanced Training or FST Certification.

See the short welcome video with my vision.

Click Here for the Agenda

FST Alumni will come together in beautiful Livingston, Montana to learn the FST Model at the highest level possible through consultation with Dr. Sells and peer-to-peer support to enhance your ability to become an FST Master Clinician and/or FST Consultant.

Highlights Include:

  • Present your most challenging cases and as a group we will help you get unstuck.
  • Watch Live FST Session with Dr. Sells on Saturday
  • 12.0 CE Units Included (a $284 value)
  • After Alumni Retreat, meet quarterly to discuss your cases, success stories, and challenges (an $800 value)
  • Fulfill your $200 yearly booster requirement if FST Certified (a $200 value included)
  • How to best market the niche of family trauma in your private practice or agency
  • How to become an FST Paid Consultant
  • Self-Care, Yellowstone Park, and Peer to Peer support

The cost to register is only $295. This covers all the benefits highlighted, CE Units, and dinner Saturday night.

Agenda Overview

Wednesday, Sept 27th

  • Arrive: Fly into Bozeman Yellowstone Airport or drive.
  • Book your group rate for Family Trauma Inst. at Fairfield Inn & Suites Livingston Yellowstone for 209 USD per night.
  • Optional get together Wednesday night to meet and greet.

Thursday, Sept 28th

  • FST Alumni with Dr. Sells 9 am-5 pm MST
    6.0 continuing education hours offered
  • Optional get together Thursday night

Friday, Sept 29th

Saturday, Sept 30th

  • FST Masterclass with Dr. Sells 8:30 am-4:30 pm MST
    Additional 6.0 continuing education hours offered
  • Dinner and Campfire 5:30 pm MST

Wednesday, September 27th

Book your room in advance at the new Marriott Fairfield Hotel (rooms limited to first 20).

Once you arrive, check out main street, Livingston. Go on your own, with your family, or meet up with an FST community member. You will feel like you stepped back in time in the Old West. Or go down a few blocks to the historic Yellowstone River and see where the Lewis and Clark Expedition set up camp in 1803.

Thursday, September 28th

FST Alumni with Dr. Sells:

Advanced Application of the Family Systems Trauma Model (FST) and Peer-to-Peer Support

See the FST Alumni Agenda


  • 8:30-9:00 am: Check In and Meet at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Conference Room
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm: FST Alumni Meeting 
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch on Own
  • 6:00 pm: Optional Dinner Together Or on Your Own

Friday, September 29th

Self-Care and Trip to Yellowstone National Park

We will meet in your hotel lobby at 8:30 am and carpool to Sage Lodge on our way to Yellowstone Park.

If hiking is not your thing, grab a book and lounge in the Yellowstone Park.

Afterward, enjoy free time on your own in Livingston or stay and explore Yellowstone Park further. Or if you rented a car, see the town of Bozeman.


  • 8:30 am: Meet at Lobby of the Marriott
  • 8:30 am: Carpool or drive on your own to Sage Lodge. We will enjoy breakfast on your own together 
  • 10:00 am: Drive to Yellowstone Park
  • 3:00 pm: Free Time on Own: Livingston, Bozeman, or Stay at Yellowstone Park

Saturday, September 30th

Masterclass and Live FST Session with Dr. Sells:

AND Dinner and Music Beside the Yellowstone River

See a Brief Description of the Masterclass

If possible, you will view a Live Session with Dr. Sells applying the FST Model with intensive Q & A afterward.

Imagine being able to leave this masterclass with your challenges answered from Dr. Sells and the help of your FST Community.

After the Masterclass, return to your hotel to freshen up.

At 5:30 pm, we will enjoy dinner (on us), music, a campfire next to the Yellowstone River. It will be an experience that you will never forget.

On Sunday, the next day, fly home or stay on your own for an extended vacation.


  • 8:00 am-8:30 am: Check In and Meet at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Conference Room Lobby of Marriott
  • 8:30 am-4:30 pm: Masterclass with Dr. Sells
  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch on Own
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner, Music and Fun at the Yellowstone River

Register Now: Limited to the first 30 Participants

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