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TBRI® Practitioner Training is intended for practitioners who want to learn about Trust-Based Relational Intervention® and use it within their professional capacity (e.g., therapists, caseworkers, foster and adoption care specialists, occupational therapists, medical professionals, counselors, CASA representatives, early childhood & development specialists). This core training experience is designed to prepare practitioners for working with children from hard places and their families. After successful completion of the TBRI® Practitioner Training, all TBRI® Practitioners may train within their organization using the TBRI® Caregiver Training Package.

Beginning in 2018, all TBRI® Practitioners will receive the TBRI® Caregiver Package upon completion of Phase I and Phase II of the TBRI® Practitioner Training. The rights and responsibilities associated with the TBRI® Caregiver Package still apply.

If you attended TBRI® Practitioner Training prior to 2017 and do not have the TBRI® Caregiver Package, you may purchase it for $200. Please send an e-mail to child@tcu.edu to purchase the TBRI Caregiver Package.

The cost of TBRI® Practitioner Training for 2019 is $3,500 per person. 

Phase 1: Nine units of online coursework (in the ten weeks prior to on-site training) designed to establish a knowledge-base for the on-site training (Phase 2), and completion of an interpersonal interview.

Phase 2: After successful completion of Phase 1, participants complete five days of on-site, intensive training that focuses on application and implementation of TBRI® .

After successful completion of all components of Phase 1 and Phase 2, participants are TBRI® Practitioners. This level of training allows TBRI® Practitioners to apply TBRI® principles and strategies within their organization and with their clients or to train their staff using the TBRI® Caregiver Package. TBRI® Practitioners must adhere to the rights and responsibilities that come with the title. You can find an overview of the TBRI® Practitioner Rights and Responsibilities or the entire agreement through the links below:

TBRI® Rights & Responsibilities Quick Reference Guide/FAQ

TBRI® Rights & Responsibilities Agreement 

Continuing Education Credits

The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development offers CE awards for the following licensure boards:

  • The National Association of Social Workers for Clinical Social Work- currently pending approval from the NASW CE Approval Program for Practitioner Trainings from October 2019 – 2020.
  • Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Provider #361
  • Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Provider #3263
  • Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners Provider #4701
  • Texas Education Agency Professional Education Provider #501865

Additional TBRI® Training Opportunities

  • TBRI®& Trauma-Informed Classroom Training
  • TBRI® Overview (1 day; typically offered in Spring and Fall)

Please check our upcoming events page for the most up-to-date information regarding training dates.