AEI Trainers


Dalene Forester

DaLene Forester, PhD has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California since 1993 and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2013.  She obtained her Masters in Psychology from Chico State University and her PhD in Psychology from California Southern University. 


Redding, CA        (530) 245-9221


Ira Dressner, Ph.D., LCSW

Ira Dressner has been a LCSW- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NYC since 1992. He moved to Phoenix in 2009 and has his LCSW in Arizona.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Administration in 1977. Ira Dressner is an EMDRIA approved Consultant, Trainer and Course Provider and in 2015 he was President of EMDRIA.  He works with his wife Liana Dressner LCSW, who is a Consultant in Training, in offering the Basic EMDR Training. He also offers EMDR Bootcamp for clinicians wanting an update in EMDR, as well as a Parts workshop called the Mixed Multitude and EMDR.


Phoenix, AZ        (623) 523-9987


Stephen Weathersbee, MA

Stephen Weathersbee, MA, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been providing psychotherapy services for a number of years in Northern California, and now (since 2016) in Tyler, TX, where he is serving at Clinical Associates of East Texas.   He is a Certified EMDR therapist, engaging in EMDR work on a daily basis, as well as providing consultation to other EMDR therapists (by phone).  As an Approved Consultant and Trainer, he conducts EMDR Therapy Training in Tyler periodically (serving all of greater East Texas, Louisiana, and southern Oklahoma & Arkansas) as well as offering the EMDR Therapy Refresher Course from time to time. This is designed for clinicians who were once trained in EMDR but would like to renew their skills.


Tyler, TX        (530) 722-5212


Jordan Shafer

Jordan Shafer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with an MS in Counseling and Development. Since 1998 his private practice, CompassionWorks, has served adolescents and adults across Dallas/Fort Worth and across the United States leveraging online sessions. Mr. Shafer works with clients to resolve trauma and related issues with a focus on increasing emotional regulation and awareness using EMDR.

As a certified EMDR practitioner he is also an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant and Trainer offering EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training to mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, professional counselors and graduate students in the field of mental health (completing their internships). Additionally, for EMDR trained therapists and mental health professionals, Mr. Shafer offers an EMDR Boot Camp for professionals who have completed the EMDRIA approved basic training.

Mr. Shafer is a member of EMDRIA and is their North Texas Regional Coordinator.


Plano, TX        (972) 342-2448


Heather Boynton

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Brittne Lee, MA, LCP

Brittne Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a MA in Professional Counseling. Since 2009, Brittne has been providing psychotherapy services in various locations, including four years in The Cayman Islands. Brittne has worked with various diverse cultures and populations with a focus on resolving underlining issues and trauma. Brittne works with children, adolescents and adults and helps them live life in the present without their current symptoms or past experiences getting in the way.


Brittne is also certified in EMDR and an EMDRIA approved consultant, offering consultation to other therapists. In addition, Brittne has now partnered with CompassionWorks to assist in providing the EMDR Therapist Training throughout Texas. She specializes in working with complex trauma and dissociation and is able to provide new trainees with stabilization skills and methods to help when working with complex cases.


Spring, TX        (469) 230-0552


Lauren Day

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Carrie Ann Carr

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Jim Cole

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Kime Kenslow

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