FST Community Retreat 2021

September 23-25

This will be our 1st Annual FST Community Retreat. See our short welcome video. This retreat is for you. Rejuvenate your soul in beautiful Livingston, Montana (after such a stressful year), have fun, hike to a waterfall or read a book by the Yellowstone River, have s’mores at the Sells cabin under the stars, and be part of a Masterclass with Dr. Sells (6 CE Units included). There is something for everyone. But best of all, we will have fun as an FST Community.

We are limiting the attendance to the first 30 people to make this experience extra special and unique. And the cost to register will be $50 this year only because it is our kickoff retreat.

Agenda Overview

Thursday, Sept 23rd

  • Fly into Bozeman MT – Stay in Livingston, MT
  • Stay at the brand new Marriott Fairfield Hotel or the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Hotel
    Group Rates available

Friday, Sept 24th

  • Short Hike to Pine Creek Falls or Relax at the Yellowstone River
  • Lunch afterward at the Pine Creek Lodge

Saturday, Sept 25th

  • FST Masterclass with Dr. Sells 9am-4pm
    6 CE Units Included
  • Dinner and Campfire at the Sells Cabin 5pm-??

Thursday, September 23rd

Fly into Bozeman MT and Stay in Livingston, MT. Book your room in advanced at the new Marriott Fairfield Hotel (rooms limited to first 15) or the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Hotel and our group rate at you register with us. Once you register, we will contact you with how to access the group rates at the hotels. And be sure to visit our private Facebook FST Community Retreat page to connect with other people going to the retreat and for exciting up to the minute news.

Once you arrive, mosey on down to 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.

Founded in 1882, Livingston is one of the few historical landmark towns left to retain most of its old buildings. It was the main set for the movie, A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford and is currently one of the main filming locations for the television series, Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner.

Friday, September 24th

We will meet in your hotel lobby (both the Marriott and Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge) at 10am (breakfast on your own) and carpool nearby to the beautiful Pine Creek Falls. A comfortable and easy hike to a spectacular waterfall.

If hiking is not your thing, grab a book and lounge by the stream at nearby Pine Creek Lodge.  After the hike, we will all meet at the Pine Creek Lodge for lunch (on your own).

Afterward, enjoy free time on your own in Livingston. Or if you rented a car, see the town of Bozeman or drive on to Yellowstone Park and see the wildlife and geysers.


  • 10 am: Meet at Lobby of Marriott or Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge
  • 10:15 am: Carpool to Pine Creek Trail Head and Pine Creek Lodge
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch at Pine Creek Lodge (on your own)
  • 2:00 pm: Free Time on Own: Livingston, Bozeman, or Drive to Yellowstone Park

Saturday, September 25th

Masterclass with Dr. Sells:

Advanced Question and Answer Application of the Family Systems Trauma Model (6.0 CE Units Included)

AND Dinner at the Sells Cabin in the Mountains with Campfire, S’mores, and Fun

See a Brief Description of the Masterclass

Even after completing the FST Advanced Training Course, becoming FST Certified, or reading the Treating the Traumatized Child, you can still have questions on the timing and application of the FST Model. Or “what will I do if?” case scenarios when your child or family throws you unexpected curveballs with special treatment challenges (i.e., difficult divorces, anxiety disorders, self-harm, aggression, etc.). Imagine being able to leave this masterclass with your challenges answered from Dr. Sells and the help of your FST Community.

When you attend this masterclass, you will be divided into small breakout groups. Your small group will come up with your top question or case application challenge using the FST Model. Then using an inner/outer circle format, each group will present their question or “what will I do if?” curveball challenge in the inner circle, while Dr. Sells personally walks you through potential concrete solutions. The outer circle with be your FST community. They will also add to the discussion. In this way, you and your small group get the benefit of both Dr. Sells and the FST community in a powerful one-two combination of brain power and group input as we have fun and help one another better master the FST Model.

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

At 5:30 pm, we will carpool up to the Sells Cabin in the Mountains. There we will enjoy dinner (on us), music, a campfire with S’mores (weather permitting), fun, and fellowship. 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.


  • 8:30 am-9 am: Check In and Meet at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Conference Room Lobby of Marriott
  • 9 am-4 pm: Masterclass with Dr. Sells
  • 12 pm-1 pm: Lunch on Own
  • 5 pm-??: Dinner, Music and Fun at the Sells Cabin
  • Sunday, September 26th: Fly Home or Stay on Your Own for an Extended Vacation

Register Now: Limited to the first 30 Participants

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