Scott P. Sells

Scott P. Sells, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Savannah State University and the executive director of the Savannah Family Institute in Georgia.  Over the past fourteen years, Dr. Sells has personally treated more than three hundred difficult children and has served as a consultant for the Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition, he has spent the past three years conducting seminars in which he has spoken to over four thousand professional counselors and parents about the material found in his book Treating the Tough Adolescent:  A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide. Dr. Sells is also the author of Parenting the Out-of-Control Teenager and has launched a three-week parenting education program for parents and their teenagers, and he has developed parent support groups and counselor certification training throughout the country.


Every teenager rebels against authority at some point--talks back, breaks curfew, or disobeys. But literally millions of teens take their rebellion to a point where it disrupts their families and...