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.

Review EMDR telehealth applications for effective treatment delivery

Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve clinical problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
Discuss introducing EMDR therapy to chronic, long-term patients such as seen in community mental health programs
   in comparision to acute care treatment such as short-term treatments in private practice, military clinics.and
   EAP programs.

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 EMD 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 3-prong approach
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 consultation intregrated into each day's training.

EMDR Publications by the trainer

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

Persons applying for this training are expected to be actively engaged in treating clients/patients.  You will need to maintain a minimum of 3+ clients eligible for EMDR therapy during the training.  Clinical skills are developed through applying the material learned throughout the training as well as the 10 hours EMDR consultation provided.

EMDR Basic Training Learning Objectives

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

Integrate EMDR consultation into each day of training

                  EMDR Basic Training    -  2021-  Now Offered Online                                             

               Now, you  can complete EMDR basic training online from your personal location via computer

    Winter/Spring 2021 – Live Virtual Training

    Part 1 February 26-28, 2021
    Part 2 April 23-25, 2021


    Spring/Summer 2021 – Live Virtual Training

    Part 1: April 9-11, 2021
    Part 2: May 1-2 
    Part 3: June 5-6, 2021                                                    


    Fall 2021 – Live Virtual Training

    Part 1: August 6-8, 2021 
    Part 2: Sep 11-12   
    Part 3: Oct 2-3    

   Registration form for 2021 Trainings    

   E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, was trained as an EMDR trainer by Dr. Francine Shapiro, PhD, the founder of EMDR

   therapy.    He is committed 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.

   Beginning March 2021 the training will consist of Part 1 offered during 3-day weekend (Friday - Sunday), 8:30 am - 4:30
   pm Central time.  Part 2 EMDR basic training is offered over two 2-day weekends:

        Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Central time.
        Sundays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central time.

   Training includes 40 hours CEUs.  The required 10 hours of consultation is integrated into the training at part 1 and 2
   levels and follow-up.  The effective use of EMDR therapy in telehealth
applications is included in Part 2 of the



Participants registering for my EMDR Basic Training

have access to our Learning Management System which introduces you to videos of the inital coure topice before the training.