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EMDR Therapy for Veterans

A 5-Day Professional Training

October 19, 2014 – October 24, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
E.C. Hurley
SM14-5805-939E.C. Hurley,

This workshop has been cancelled.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based approach proven to be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTS), military sexual assault, and other veteran-related issues. EMDR therapy is one of two treatment models recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, this psychotherapy model is recognized as a “Category A” efficacious treatment for trauma in the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines (2004, 2010).

This extensive EMDR therapy training—conducted by E.C. Hurley, the founder and executive director of Soldier Center—provides you with three days of the basic EMDR training (part 1) followed by two days of advanced training in the use of EMDR in the treatment of veterans with complex trauma issues and symptoms resulting from multiple combat deployments.

The workshop is open to clinicians who are independently licensed mental health professionals or graduate level interns (under the supervision of an independently licensed mental health professional) who are actively treating clients. Follow-up consultation is also included in the training.

Upon completion of EMDR Therapy Basic (Part 1), participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the theoretical approach to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
  • Develop case conceptualization using the EMDR theoretical model
  • Develop treatment plans using the EMDR therapy approach.
  • Describe with the EMDR therapy eight phase approach
  • Identify diagnostic categories according to DSM-5 and ICD-10 which are suitable for treatment with EMDR therapy.
  • Develop self-regulation strategies as a preparation phase in EMDR therapy
  • Demonstrate the eight phase EMDR therapy approach in treating a broad range of clients

Upon completion of EMDR in Treating Military Personnel and Veterans, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify how adverse childhood experiences impact vulnerability to developing PTSD
  • Review current research and its application to treating complex/chronic posttraumatic stress
  • Identify the symptoms related to chronic/complex PTSD
  • Identify the signs of dissociation in treating complex trauma
  • Demonstrate strategies for affect regulation in treating complex trauma
  • Utilize strategies for treating complex PTSD with EMDR therapy


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors
  • ACCME - Physicians
  • NAADAC - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors
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CE and CME are available and included in the tuition.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
8:30 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:30 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
8:30 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

E.C. Hurley

E.C. Hurley, PhD, LMFT, is the founder and executive director of Soldier Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he and his staff treat active duty military, veterans, and family members. A retired Army Colonel with more than 33 years of military service in United States Army and Reserve, Hurley also serves as the EMDR trainer for the Army Medical Department.