The EMDR Military Specialist certificate is earned by EMDR therapists who demonstrate both knowledge in their understanding of active military personnel, veterans and their families while also demonstrating advanced clinical skills in treating some of the most challenging clinical presentations.
Participants are required to complete the following webinars or on-demand videos:
- Treating Acute Stress, PTSD and Complex PTSD with EMDR Therapy
- Treating Veterans with Shame, Guilt and Moral Injury
- Addressing Dissociation and Suicidality with EMDR Therapy
- Treating Adults Abused as Children
- Part 1: A Clinicians Guide for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR
therapy: Clinical Applications
- Part 2: A Clinicians Guide for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR
therapy: Special topics (military sexual trauma, treating PTSD with TBI, EMDR early
interventions in military and civic operations)
- Attachment in War: the bonding of soldiers in combat
- The Veteran Family and PTSD
CLINICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
This training program was developed to enhance the quality of treatment provided to
military, veterans and their families. After listening to new clients report they were previously
treated in EMDR therapy and it didn't work, Dr. Hurley developed this program to improve EMDR
clinicians' effectiveness. In fact, Hurley states he has never had a case when EMDR therapy did not
work when the EMDR therapist was faithful to the protocol and selected clients in accordance with
the standard EMDR selection criteria.
Participants in the Certificate program participate in a two-hour monthly clinic for 12 months with Dr. Hurley
and other EMDRIA Approved Consultants who are seasoned in treating military and veteran populations.
This will include review of the staff video cases and participant's written case studies. The final session will
include and evaluation in which participants are presented cases and asked to identify possible treatment
options using the EMDR protocol.
COMPETENCY: the EMDR Military/Veteran Specialist designation requires the participating therapist
demonstrate an advanced level of clinical competency for completion of the program. Selection
into the program recognizes the participant has both potential and motivation for achieving
advanced clinical status. Development of clinical competency is not based on a specific number of
consultation hours but the ability to demonstrate advanced levels of clinical competency.
Cost for participating in the EMDR clinic is based on Soldier Center's the group consultation fee.