EMDR Basic Training    -  2021-  Now Offered Online!

Our EMDR basic train Part 2 groups are currenrly being finished before the 2020 holidays

2021 training dates are listed below.

In the mean time, persons registred for the trainings can immediately begin study using

my learning management system with online courses in preparation for the clinical training.

(EARLY 2021 trainings: Note while training dates are scheduled for Spring and Fall 2021 - a possible training will be offered in January/February 2021 - please send email if you are interested)

               Due to the pandemic, all EMDR basic trainings are offered as
               virtual ONLINE trainings. 
               The current 2021 trainings are:


                   Winter/Spring 2021:   Part 1 - February 26-28; Part 2 - April 23-25
                   Fall 2021:    Part 1 - August 6-8; Part 2 - Oct 1-2, 2021

E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, was trained as an EMDR trainer by Dr. Francine Shapiro, PhD, the founder of EMDR therapy.  He is dedicated to providing quality trainings which focus on maintaining fidelity to the EMDR standard protocol - the same protocol which is taught by EMDR Approvied trainers world-wide.  Dr. Hurley is an approved EMDR Institute Regional Trainer and an EMDRIA Approved Provider.

Training includes 40 hours CEUs and 10 hours of group phone/Zoom consultation to assist you in applying the EMDR treatment approach to your practice.  The effective use of EMDR therapy in telehealth applications is included in the training.

Treating Military Sexual Trauma with EMDR Therapy - chater in the book "Treating Military Sexual Trauma" by L. Katz.

A Clinicians Guidle for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR Therapy, published by Springer Publications.  366 pages

Newly released

Available in hard copy and ebook.

Available from:

Springer Publishing



Effective Treatment of Veterans with PTSD: Comparisoin between

Intensive Daily and Weekly EMDR Approaches,

Frontiers in Psychology, Aug 18, 2018

Chapter 9: "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for PTSD" in Casebook to the APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of PTSD (2020).  Maxfield, Solomon & Hurley.

Special price for limited number of participants  -  Register early!!!
 $1025 for entire EMDR basic training (including 10 hours consultation)

10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice
Identify 3 components of the EMDR approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
Identify the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
List 3 important existing research studies
List 3 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
Identify the parameters treatable with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement EMDR therapy with clients
Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment
Describe 3 criteria for client selection
Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy
Identify when you would apply the Future Template
Distinguish between direct questioning and the Floatback technique
Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy
Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
Identify the reprocessing phases involved in memory reprocessing
Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm Place utilization
Identify when the Recent Events Protocol would be appropriate as an intervention
Distinguish the difference between avoidance and hypo-activity
Identify 3 differences in applying EMDR therapy to working with children

10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve clinical problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
Identify 2 internal and external resources that clients need to have in place
Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate as an intervention
Distinguish between EMDR and the EMDR standard protocol
Distinguish between adult-onset trauma and developmental trauma
Identify when you would target an adult-onset trauma versus applying the standard protocol
Describe 2 clinical symptoms that may indicate the need to assess for dissociation
Describe the 3 different categories of resources
Describe 3 examples of specific resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
Describe the procedural steps for closing down incomplete sessions
Describe the protocol to initiate an incomplete session for processing to resolution
Describe one therapy-interfering behavior that may need to be addressed in order for treatment to proceed
Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
Describe 3 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
Describe 3 strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms
Distinguish between a simple phobia and a process phobia
Describe 3 cautions for using EMDR therapy with addictions and compulsions
Identify one category of memory appropriate for targeting with combat veterans
Describe 3 strategies to treat complex trauma-related disorders
Describe 3 ways that EMDR therapy demonstrates cultural competence as an intervention

EMDR Publications by the trainer

E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD - COL, USA (Ret)