Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 


July 23, 2021 (CLOSED) | August 20, 2021

Cost: $45.00 Single Day - $80.00 Both Days

3.5 Credit Hours Will Be Awarded

Registration begins at 8:00AM 

Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM


Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a holistic approach that is multi‐disciplinary, flexible, attachment‐centered, and challenging. It is an evidence‐based, trauma‐informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles.  This training is designed to equip parents, counselors, teachers and others who care for children from hard places.


The methods of instruction for the training are Powerpoint, lecture, video, and group discussion.


  • To lay the foundation for deep insight about the impact of a child’s history on their long-term development

  • To create a framework for practical intervention and application

  • To enhance understanding about how to interpret behavior and to respond appropriately


  • To create a framework for practical intervention and application of TBRI

  • To enhance understanding about how to interpret behavior and to reason appropriately

  • To gain knowledge and insight about what secure attachment looks like between children and caregivers

  • To learn appropriate practice strategies to empower children with behavioral tools

  • To enhance understanding about the physiological/internal roots of children’s behavior

  • To provide tools for making the environment feel safe and predictable for children

  • To lay foundation for understanding how to balance structure and nurture during

       interactions with children

  • To enhance understanding of the TBRI IDEAL. Response and levels of response

Meet The Presenters

Michelle Cox

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She received her Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy with an Emphasis in Play Therapy from John Brown University. Michelle works in private practice, specializing in trauma and attachment. She has worked and volunteered in the foster care field for more than eight years. Michelle completed her TBRI Practitioner training in 2018. She is also trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Theraplay Level 1 and is pursuing certification in TraumaPlay. Michelle is passionate about supporting caregivers and holding hard stories for children and families from hard places. 

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Christa Campbell

Christa Campbell is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. She completed her Masters degree at John Brown University. Christa works in private practice, specializing in attachment. She has worked with foster and adopted children, as well as children from other “hard places,” for the past 5 years. She completed TBRI training in 2015 and is also an Intermediate Level Theraplay Practitioner.  She has also provided training related to attachment and working with children from hard places for several organizations. Christa loves working with families to help them find hope and healing.


Please see below a list of hotels that are within close proximity to our training area. We have also provided a list of different restaurants that are close to the area. Please feel free to ask our staff about any other activities to do or restaurants to visit. We hope you enjoy your time in Northwest Arkansas!