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About TBRI® Practitioner Training:

TBRI® Practitioner Training is for professionals 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, families, and in systems of care impacted by trauma. After successful completion of the TBRI® Practitioner Training, all TBRI® Practitioners may train within their organization using the TBRI® Caregiver Training Package.

Training Design:

TBRI® Practitioner Training includes two phases of coursework:

Phase 1: Conducted asynchronously through our Institute’s online platform, participants will complete nine units coursework and an interpersonal interview in the ten weeks prior to the live portion of TBRI® Practitioner Training (Phase 2). Phase I is designed to introduce participants to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® and establish a knowledge-base for further instruction in Phase 2.

Phase 2: After successful completion of Phase 1, participants complete five days of intensive training that focus on application and implementation of TBRI®. Phase 2 features live, synchronous sessions that occur either in person or online, depending on the training session.

Successful completion of all components of Phase 1 and Phase 2 are required to be recognized as a TBRI® Practitioner.

Tuition and Award Opportunities

TBRI® Practitioner Training Tuition is $3,500 USD*

Limited award opportunities are available for most trainings, and those opportunities become available upon acceptance into the program. 

*For information about tuition and awards for international trainings, please click here.

The TBRI® Caregiver Training:

TBRI® Practitioners may apply TBRI® principles and strategies within their organization and may use the TBRI® Caregiver Package to train their staff. TBRI® Practitioners must adhere to the rights and responsibilities that come with the title. The links below provide an overview of the TBRI® Practitioner Rights and Responsibilities and the entire agreement.

TBRI® Rights & Responsibilities Agreement 

If you attended TBRI® Practitioner Training prior to 2017 and do not have the TBRI® Caregiver Package, you may access it by e-mailing child@tcu.edu. 

Continuing Education Credits

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

  • Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Provider #361
  • Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Provider #3263
  • Texas Education Agency Professional Education Provider #501865