The FST Stress Chart Technique: How to Quickly Diagnose and Assess Your Complex Trauma Cases
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm
If direct questions around trauma are asked too early, it can scare your clients away or paralyze them with anxiety. To prevent this common problem, the FST (Family Systems Trauma) Model developed what is called a “stress chart”. Instead, of more traditional questions such as “What is the problem?” (which often generate immediate finger-pointing). the “stress chart” disrupts this pattern by asking everyone to disclose individually how stressful home life is in relation to one another (a couple) or their child on a difficult week using a scale of 0% to 100% (0% = no stress; 100% = maximum stress).
This technique slows down or bypasses the normal conflict and confrontation. It also allows the trauma specialist to ask their client’s to breakdown their percentage into the top three stressors or problem symptoms. This key information will then allow the trauma therapist to quickly diagnosis and assess their clients key pain points even with the most complex trauma cases.
Join Scott Sells, PhD, Camea Peca, and Crystal Kruger from the Family Trauma Institute, in this cutting-edge webinar as they teach how to:
• Ask and apply key transition question, “Would you agree all families, individuals, or couples have stress?” to set-up the FST Stress Chart technique.
• Use the Stress Chart to quickly disarm your most agitated or resistant clients
• Obtain an overall stress rating from the individual, couple, family, or extended family participant.
• Convert your client’s overall stress into top three problems.
• Locate safety stressors (i.e., self-harm, family secrets, technology addition, substance abuse, bullying, suicidal ideation, etc.) that your clients might not otherwise reveal on their own
• Use this technique to accurately diagnosis and assess your most complex trauma cases using video excepts from real cases
Live Q & A with the instructors will be encouraged
Arizona Trauma Institute is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to grant Continuing education credit for live workshops. ACEP number is 6677. CE Hours Awarded: 1