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Dr. Casey Call

Texas Christian University


Dr. Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD). She serves in various capacities at the Purvis Institute including research, training, and outreach connected to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Dr. Call also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the Child Development undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Call is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and is a registered Circle of Security® parent educator. Dr. Call earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of North Texas in 1997 and then worked as a milieu therapist in the in-patient psychiatric unit at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas before returning to school. She earned a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from TCU and worked as an elementary school teacher in Coppell and Ft. Worth. After teaching for several years, Dr. Call returned to TCU to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling and then worked as a middle school and high school counselor in Birdville I.S.D. Captivated by the work of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, Dr. Call returned to TCU once again and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology under the direction of Drs. David Cross and Karyn Purvis. Through her work at the KP ICD, Dr. Call combines her passions of serving children and families from hard places and bringing trauma-informed interventions into systems of care.