EMDR Therapist Training – Houston (The Woodlands) – Spring, 2020


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Houston (The Woodlands), TX  – Mar 6-8  & *May 1-3, 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 not 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

Dr. Jose Carbajal attended Baylor University,
where he received a master's degree in social work. He completed his PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently a Professor of Social Work at a major Texas University. Dr. Carbajal is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer in EMDR.
Vicki Simmons, LCSW, has been in private practice for 30 years working with complex trauma and dissociation. She is working on her PhD in sports and performance psychology. She was trained in EMDR with Francine Shapiro in 1996 and she offers individual and group consultation both online and face-to-face. She is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant, and EMDR Trainer-in-training with CompassionWorks.
Jose Carbajal, PhD, LCSWVicki Simmons, LCSW


Courtyard by Marriott
19255 David Memorial Drive
Shenandoah, TX  77385

Phone (936) 273-6600



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Dates and Times:

 March 6, 7 & 8, 2020  (Weekend 1)  – Registration begins 1/2 hr prior on the first day:

Friday  –  8:30 am – 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 it is 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 1, 2 & 3, 2020  (Weekend 2)

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

Cost for the Training:

The cost for the training includes both 3-day weekends and the 10 hours of group online consultation.

Early Bird Registration Rates (thru Friday, Feb 21, 2020):

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

Regular Rates (after Feb 21, 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.  (Payment must be paid-in-full prior to receiving a certificate of completion.)

To register: 

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

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From the Cart, press “Proceed to Checkout”

In the cart, fill in the prompts

Then pay with Credit Card or select other payment options, such as Payment Plan (+5%),  Paypal, Invoice, or Echeck with the radial buttons below.

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(*This training is closed.