EMDR Therapy: Ethical Considerations OnDemand Workshop


EMDR Therapy: Ethical Considerations – $169

A 3-hour EMDRIA-approved course in ethics designed by Jose Carbajal, PhD, LCSW featuring Jordan Shafer, MS., LPC that explains ethical standards for the EMDR therapeutic approach.

This is an on-demand, asynchronous workshop. You may work at your own pace.

Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours
EMDRIA Credits: 3 hours
(EMDRIA credits count only for those who have completed their EMDRIA-approved EMDR training before the start date of the workshop.)

This ethics webinar is designed for mental health practitioners at all levels of experience and practice settings. Potential ethical issues that might arise in each EMDR therapy phase will be identified. Professional and legal implications will be addressed for practicing EMDR therapy.

EMDR Therapy: Ethical Considerations is broken into 6 asynchronous video parts, followed by short quizzes.

  1. Ethical Framework
  2. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
  3. History and Preparation phases
  4. Assessment Phase
  5. Three-Pronged Protocol and Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy
  6. Court Cases and Ethics

Learning Objectives and Content

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe and distinguish how ethics apply to the eight phases of EMDR therapy.
  2. Recognize how to resolve professional and legal ethical issues in EMDR therapy.
  3. Summarize strategies presented during the lecture and integrate content into EMDR therapy practice.
Dr. Jose Carbajal attended Baylor University after his tenure in the U.S. Army, where he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work, and a master’s degree in theological studies. He completed his Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Jose has several publications and he has conducted many professional presentations and trainings. Jose’s research focus is on the interventions clinicians use to treat trauma, neuroscience, and faith. Dr. Carbajal is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant, an EMDRIA Approved Trainer in EMDR, and a CompassionWorks Lead Trainer.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.
Jose Carbajal, PhD, LCSWJordan Shafer, MS, LPC

Refund for On-Demand/Asynchronous Workshops: Refunds minus a $35 administrative fee will only be available for up to 3 days after purchase. Workshop access will only be guaranteed for 90 days after the purchase date.

Continuing Education 

CompassionWorks offers three (3) continuing education (CE) credits for LPCs, social workers, MFTs, psychologists, and other mental health professionals at no additional cost. The certificate of completion serves as your documentation for your state CE credit, if your state licensing board does not require CE program pre-approval.

Three (3) EMDRIA credits, advanced continuing education for EMDRIA members, are included.

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