Interpersonal Interview Specialist

Maggi Richardson is an Interpersonal Interview Specialist with the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development and administers the Adult Attachment Interview for participants in the TBRI Practitioner Trainings. Maggi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana University, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. She later earned her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Evaluation with a focus on assessment in social services, also from Western Michigan University. Maggi is a Licensed MSW, and began her career in child welfare working in Children’s Protective Services and foster care. After earning her MSW, she began providing counseling services for children and then for adults involved in the child welfare system. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI ®), and the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). Maggi began working as a research/evaluation associate with the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) in Kalamazoo, MI in 2009. She developed an adult trauma assessment protocol, including administration of the Adult Attachment Interview, for adults with their own history of trauma whose children were in foster care. Maggi joined KPICD part time in March of 2021 to conduct Adult Attachment Interviews for the TBRI practitioner trainings, and moved to fulltime in 2022. Maggi has two adult children. She splits her time between Dowagiac, MI and Phoenix, AZ, and lives with her daughter, two dogs, and two cats.