How To Apply Trust Based Relational Intervention in Play Therapy

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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

Training Schedule

9:00am            Introduction

9:30-10:30      TBRI Connecting Principles: History, Developmental Trajectory

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-12:00     Attachment in the Playroom, TBRI Engagement Strategies

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30-1:45        TBRI Empowering Principles: Physiological Roots, Sensory Needs

1:45-2:00         Break

2:00-4:00        Survival Behaviors, TBRI Correcting Principles: IDEAL Response

Virtual Training Information. 

This workshop meets APT’s definition of “Live Webinar”

  • Per APT regulations your computer will need a camera for you to be visible throughout the entire training to receive the certificate.
  • A post-test will be required.
  • If you register for the Virtual Classroom training, make sure you have a good internet connection.
  • A Zoom link will be sent out the week of the training.
  • Please note that during the training we only take a short 30 min. lunch break and have a short break in the morning and the afternoon.

Dr. Rhonda Johnson

LPC-S, LMFT-S, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor™, EMDR Consultant, Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner in Training

Dr. Johnson 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 has a personal story of experiencing infertility and being an adoptive parent, which allows her to bring a multidimensional perspective to working with children and families who have adoption as part of their stories.

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, as well as supervision for LPC, LMFT, and RPT.


Approved Continuing Education Provider

CCFAM Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCFAM Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants.

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