EMDR Therapist Training – Houston (Webster), TX – Spring, 2020


South Houston (Webster), TX  – Feb 27-29  & April 2-4, 2020; May 22-23 – (Fri-Sat)

Due to the Coronavirus situation the second weekend for this specific training has been cancelled; however, you have the option to complete the training online or you can do the training in person at the 2nd weekend of a different training of your choice.

The *online training options are as follows:

Option 1:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1, 2, 3.  8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Option 2:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15, 16, 17.  8:30 to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

To attend an in-person training, you can select from what is currently available: <training schedule>.

*The requirements for the online training are as follows:  You will need to be able to have a quiet space for participation with your fully functioning computer connected to the internet. Audio and video capability is required. You will need access to a Chrome or Firefox browser to run the bilateral stimulation websites.

You will receive an email with the Zoom class code and password.  

You should be contacted (called or emailed) about this and to determine how you want to proceed.  If you choose to attend an online training then we’d like to know by April 24th.  You’re also welcome to contact Jordan directly.

Become an EMDR Therapist
This is for the Complete EMDR Therapist Training, which consists of two 3-day weekends and 10 hours of online group consultation. It is an EMDRIA approved program and upon completion you are a fully trained EMDR therapist. This is the pathway to becoming certified in EMDR.

This training is for counseling interns and licensed mental health professionals. Eligibility requirements for the training are listed here.

In addition to the two weekends, which are attended in person, each trainee must attend five 2-hour group consultations. These are done by video conferencing between and after the training weekends.

Upon completion, this training provides 40 continuing education hours for Texas LPC, MFT, and Social Workers. Partial credit is unable to be given.

About the Training
This training is designed to give you the depth of understanding, practical experience, and confidence you will need to use EMDR effectively with your clients. Even after the first weekend, you will be encouraged to use it with appropriate clients and begin preparing the others who aren’t ready.

EMDR gets at the source of maladaptive behaviors by providing sub-cortical resolution to free up stuck or frozen intrusive thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. This training is focused on teaching you the basics of EMDR and the most effective way to incorporate it into your practice.

All trainees will be asked to participate in practicum exercises as part of the training. You will be encouraged to work on personal issues that are appropriate for the training environment.

There will be demonstrations with individual attendees throughout the 6 days, and you are encouraged to consider being a volunteer. In addition, all participants will be paired to practice the newly learned material. This will be done in a safe, supportive environment in which confidentially will be maintained.

Required reading: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, third edition, by Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR originator, and is not included in course materials and tuition.

Scheduled Presenters

Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor doing EMDR based trauma therapy for over 15 years in Plano, TX. He works with adults and older teens with histories of complex trauma and PTSD. He was in the last class of therapists trained by Francine Shapiro, in 2005. He is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant in EMDR and an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Trainer. Heather Dunn, LPC-S and LMFT-S, graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a Masters of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy in 2005.  Shortly after graduation she moved to Houston where she worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a non-profit setting for 15 years. Now in private practice, she specializes in working with adults with complex trauma. Heather is a supervisor for both LPC’s and LMFT’s, and a Fully Approved EMDR Consultant.
Jordan Shafer, MS, LPCHeather Dunn, LPC-S and LMFT-S

Training Location: 

Weekend 2 Location:

Hampton Inn Houston Hobby Airport
8620 Airport Blvd,
Houston, TX 77061
(713) 641-6400

Link for group room rate
(Please change dates for May dates when using this link.)


Training Dates and Times:

  Feb 27, 28, 29, 2020  (Weekend 1)

  • Thursday     8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday          8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday      8:30 am – 4:00 pm

*Group video/phone consultations:  Group calls are set-up during the first weekend and are considered an integral part of the training.  There is some flexibility regarding the video/phone consultations, so that if these days and times don’t work exactly, then accommodations and adjustments can be made.

April 2, 3, 4, 2020 May 22, 23, 2020 (Weekend 2)

  • Friday          8:30 am – 6:30 pm (working lunch)
  • Saturday      8:30 am – 6:30 pm (working lunch)


Training Cost:  (Price includes both 3-day weekends and the 10 hours of group consultation)

Early Bird: (thru Friday, Feb 14, 2020)

    • Fully Licensed Mental Health Professional $1495.00
    • Intern/Nonprofit/DoD: $1195.00

Regular Rate (after Feb 14, 2020)

    • Fully Licensed Mental Health Professional:  $1645.00
    • Intern/Nonprofit/DoD: $1345.00

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellation is more than 14 days prior to the training start date then full refund of the amount paid minus the $75 admin fee is given.
  • If cancellation is between 4-14 days before the training start date then no refund is given but we can apply the amount paid minus $75 fee to another training.
  • If cancellation is 3 days or less prior to the training start date then no refund is given but we can apply the amount minus $400 fee to another training.

Payment Plan:
A payment plan option to pay in thirds is available, 1/3 down and 1/3 due each month after registration for two months until complete.  There is a 5% charge added to this payment option.  (Payment must be paid-in-full prior to receiving a certificate of completion.)

To register: 

Select your pricing level –   “Intern/DOD/Non-profit” or “Fully Licensed Therapist”

Fill in the registration questions,

Click “Add to cart” and follow the prompts to make the payment and send the registration.

You can select the radial button to use the payment plan option (+5%), at the bottom of the cart.

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