Online Courses

Trust Based Relational Intervention in Play Therapy – November 18- Live/Virtual


How to Apply Trust Based Relational Intervention in Play Therapy:



This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. Through the lens of play therapy, this training will cover TBRI, a research-informed model for working with children who have experienced trauma and their caregivers. TBRI research on early risk factors and the impact on a child’s developmental trajectory will be addressed. Techniques will be focused on self-regulation and social skills to use in play therapy by meeting the internal physical needs and sensory needs of the child. TBRI strategies and responses will be shared to implement with children and their caregivers in play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the impact of a child’s history on their long-term development and how this informs play therapy practice
  2. Identify how to recognize early risk factors, types of attachment, and impact on development in play behavior
  3. Compare the foundations of Child Centered Play Therapy with TBRI Engagement Strategies, Choices, Compromises, and Life Value Terms
  4. Describe how to meet the physiological roots of behavior and sensory needs of a child in play therapy
  5. Recognize survival behaviors in the playroom
  6. Explain the Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles of TBRI and their application to play therapy theory and practice


Dr. Rhonda Johnson is and LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, who has been working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in private practice since 1999. She became a TBRI Practitioner in 2011 for her specialty of working with children who have been adopted domestically or internationally, children in state foster care, and children who have experienced trauma. Dr. Johnson is also an EMDR Consultant in Training and a Somatic Experiencing™️ Practitioner in Training. She incorporates knowledge from each of these theories and perspectives into her work with families in Family Play Therapy sessions.

Dr. Johnson is the owner of a large group private practice, the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, which was established in 2007. She is also the owner of CCFAM Training, established in 2012, specializing as a Live, Virtual, and Online CE provider with a focus on supervision, Texas Ethics, play therapy, and children who have experienced trauma. Through CCFAM Training, Dr. Johnson also provides private practice coaching and consulting for mental health professionals in leadership and supervisory roles.