Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 


September 27, 2019 | November 1, 2019

Cost: $45.00 Single Day - $80.00 Both Days

3.5 Credit Hours Will Be Awarded

Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Registration Begins: 8:00AM


Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a holistic approach that is a 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 DeRose

Michelle DeRose is a Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. She received her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy with an Emphasis in Play Therapy from John Brown University. She has worked in the foster care field for the past seven years including her current position at Ozark Guidance Center providing mental health therapies for children in foster care as well as working with the foster and biological families. Michelle completed her TBRI Practitioner training in September 2018. She is also trained as a Rostered Child Parent Psychotherapist and has completed Theraplay level 1. She is passionate about equipping caregivers to provide the best possible care for children from hard places.

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.

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