Free Trauma Webinar: In-Depth Case Analysis - FST Motivational Phone Call

Engaging parents in trauma treatment is difficult. No show rates are often high. Both parents and children enter treatment defensive and resistant to change. Treatment should begin with the first phone call. But unfortunately, this call is only used to set up the initial intake appointment or provide reminder calls.

In sharp contrast, the Motivational Phone Call Technique is a manualized 15 to 20 minute, 7-question script that uses strength-based questions to quickly build rapport between the therapist and client before the first session. Using this technique, parents and children will experience what is called a “soft start-up” and enter trauma treatment with higher show rates and greater readiness to change. Join Scott Sells, PhD, from the Family Trauma Institute, in this cutting-edge webinar as he teaches participants the techniques of “stick and move” and “closing statements” to enhance the MI telephone call.


   Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

   Time: 1:00-2:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time

   Cost: Free

   To register, Click here today!

In this webinar you will learn about:

• The MI Phone Call Technique to their clients through a manualized seven-question script.

• The differences between what is termed a soft start-up vs. a harsh start-up.

• Understand how and why traumatized parents and children who suffer symptoms of PTSD are especially vulnerable to burn out, mistrust, and defensiveness.

• Prochaska's Readiness of Change of Theory.

NOTE: At Dr. Sells request, attendees must use the telephone call-in number for audio. There will be no computer audio available.

Live attendance of this course has been approved for 1.5 CE credits from NBCC upon return of program evaluation.

Savannah Family Institute (SFI) DBA The Family Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.5854. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SFI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Scott P. Sells, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, is the author of three 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 (2017).

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I just opened my email and found a the registration information for the webinar. I missed it by a couple of hours. In-Depth Case Analysis - FST Motivational Phone Call. Was this Webinar recorded so that I could get access? Are their materials I could review? 

Thank you! Lori Mack