Information regarding EMDR training for therapists serving military and veteran population can be obtained by contacting Dr. Hurley at Soldier Center (931) 553-6981, or emailing


Ten hours of phone consultation is included with the EMDR basic training provided by Dr. Hurley.  Five hours are provided following EMDR part 1 and five additional hours are provided following the EMDR part 2 training.

Additionally, Dr. Hurley provides individual and group consultation to EMDR trained clinicians who have been previously trained and seek speciality consultation in treating military and veteran populations using EMDR therapy.

Training Therapists who provide for our Veterans


EMDR Training

for Providers

of Military

& Veterans Care

E. C. Hurley, PhD, presents at the EMDR International Conference (EMDRIA), Minneapolis,  Atlanta, and Bellevue (Seattle).

A Veteran EMDR Trainer for those who serve the military and veteran population

E. C. Hurley, PhD, was selected and trained as an EMDR trainer by Francine Shapiro, PhD, the psychologist who developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  

A U.S. Army OIF veteran with PTSD, chronic depression and moral injury describes his successful treatment with  EMDR therapy

As a retired Army Colonel with over 33 years of military experience, ranging from enlistment during the Vietnam era to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), his EMDR trainings intregrate the standard EMDR basic training with his understanding of the military and veteran cultures and years of clinical experience using EMDR therapy to treat a wide range of clinical issues including combat trauma, military sexual trauma and moral injury issues.  He is the founder and executive director of SOLDIER CENTER, a psychotherapy center with a staff dedicated to providing effective treatment to military personnel, veterans and their families, assisting them to reclaim their lives.  Dr. Hurley demonstrates his EMDR  training with video presentations of his work treating military personnel and veterans daily since 9/11.  His trainings are designed to prepare participants to begin treating their military and veteran population including those with complex PTSD.  Additional information regarding E. C. Hurley, PhD, as an EMDR military and veteran trainer can be found on the following webpage: E.C. Hurley, PhD.  Registered as a US Federal Contractor with  the System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.

        EMDR Basic Training    -  2020

Discount offered to 3 or more participants with same agency who register
at the same time.

             Feb 7-9          EMDR Basic  Pt 1     TN Disaster MH Strike Team Providers (Closed Group)
                                                                       Part 2 =Mar 20-22

             Mar 9-13         EMDR 5-day   Veteran-Focused Basic (Parts 1 & 2)
                                                         (Providers who treat military/veterans)
             Mar 20-21      EMDR Basic (Part 1);   May 29-31 (Part 2)

             June 26-28     EMDR Basic (Part 1); Aug 14-16 (Part 2)

             Sep 11-13       EMDR Basic (Part 1); Nov 6-8 (Part 2)



EMDR Basic Trainings

EMDR therapy basic trainings are focused on military and veteran issues. The trainings are available to all clinicians working with those who have served.  E. C. Hurley, PhD, has been providing EMDR basic training to psychotherapists in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Armed Forces for the last ten years at American military installations world-wide. Dr. Hurley served as the EMDR Institute's instructor for the U.S. Army Medical Command for four years, after which he prepared four AMEDD in-house EMDR trainers to continue the programs.  He regularly provides training for mental health professionals serving in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and Department of Veterans Affairs.  With over 30 years as a licensed mental health provider, he has treated 8-10 soldiers a day, 5 days a week with EMDR therapy since 9-11 and the beginning of OIF and OEF 1.  As a seasoned military officer, retired from active duty and active in training mental health professionals, he is committed to insuring training participants receive training necessary to effectively treat military and veteran personnel with complex trauma both from combat and military sexual assault.

A new book to be published by Springer Publishing 2020

A Clinicians Guide to Treating Military and Veterans
with EMDR Therapy

E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD

COL, USA (Ret)  -  author

Book includes chapters covering: Military Culture, EMDR Phases 1-7, and special topics: Using EMDR therapy to treat:

   PTSD and TBIs with EMDR Therapy
   Military Sexual Trauma
   Moral Injury and EMDR Therapy
   Military and Veteran Suicidality

   When EMDR therapy does not work with some       

   EMDR Early Intervention with Military and Community

We provide a range of EMDR training from EMDR basic training, advanced training and even a certificate in EMDR Military Specialist Certificate



We provide a full range of EMDR clinical development programs ranging from EMDR basic trainings, EMDR advanced trainings, consultation, an EMDR-focused externship and certification as an "EMDR Military Specialist."  - at a center whose staff specializes in treating cleints in EMDR therapy.


                      Concerns regarding the Coronavirus in public


  Our EMDR trainings are well guarded for a healthy training experience.  

  -  We maintain a registered nurse (RN) on staff insuring the health of our training environment for
      symptom free trainings. 

  -  Our trainings are kept to a small size with appropriate space maintained among participants
      throughout the training. 

  - Our training location is owned by us - it's our center.  Rather than using a public public meeting
    location, our trainings are held in our own training center where we control its access and its
    cleanliness.  Your health is important to us as we provide opportunities for life-changing EMDR
    therapy training.


  Description: E.C. Hurley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

  Join Zoom Meeting - April 4th, 10 am Central

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