EMDR Therapist Training – Dallas (Allen), TX – Spring 2020


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Dallas (Allen), TX – Mar 13-15 & *May 15-17, 2020

*The 2nd weekend will be done online.  You do have the option of attending an already scheduled 2nd weekend if you prefer to complete the training in person. 

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.  

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, Ph.D., EMDR originator.  This book 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.
Sharon L. Walker, LCSW is in private practice in Arlington, TX and has been in the field of social work for nearly 40 years. She specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant in EMDR, and an EMDR Trainer-in-Training with CompassionWorks.
Jordan Shafer, MS, LPCSharon Walker, LCSW


705 Central Expressway S.
Allen, TX 75013


Dates and Times: 

March 13, 14, 15, 2020  (Weekend 1)

    • Friday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Sunday – 8:30 am to 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.

May 15, 16, 17, 2020  (Weekend 2)

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

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

Early Bird Rates (through Friday, February 28, 2020):

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

Regular Rates (after Feb 28, 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 the 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.  There is a 5% charge added to use this payment option. The payment plan is selected at the time of registration.  The registration 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”

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Begin Registration Below (This session may be closed, call Jordan for more information (972) 342 2448.)