Where military personnel, veterans, and their families find effective care for reclaiming their lives - in a timely manner.

Individual   -   Couple  -  and Family Counseling  -  also specialty treatment including evidence based treatment for PTSD and Complex Trauma  due to combat, childhood abuse and neglect and sexaul assault - grief resolution in dealing with personal loss

2219 Lowes Drive, West, Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone: (931) 553-6981


SOLDIER CENTER is a member of the Association of the United States Army - in support of our national  defense as we provide care and healing services to our military personnel, veterans, and families

EMDR Training  for mental health providers treating military personnel and veterans is available with E. C. Hurley, PhD at Soldier Center.  This is the standard EMDR training adapted for clinicians treating our military personnel and veterans.  A learning management system is utilized to enhance the learning and clinical skill development for participants in the EMDR basic and advanced trainings as well as consultation.  

Welcome to Soldier Center


Develop you clinical skills - Be the best you can be!
E. C. Hurley, PhD, has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1980 - trained in most models of psychotherapy.  He has witnessed the development of clinical skills in outstanding therapists for a number of decades, noticing those who are highly competent standout in their service delivery to their clients.  Your clients/patients deserve the best you can offer - therefore, these trainings go beyond the norm to provide you the best opportunities in the development of your clinical skills.  Therefore, we offer the pre-training courses and the online courses available during your consultation as you integrate EMDR therapy in your clinical practice.  Join us soon in a training!


    EMDR Basic Training - 2020

    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)

           Apr 3-5                                       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)


Dr. Hurley conducts numerous EMDR trainings for all branches of U.S. military as well as veteran organizations throughout the year.


EMDR basic training (part 1 and part 2) includes 10 hours of consultation with 40 CE hours.  Dr. Hurley's trainings include the same standardized EMDR therapy training and they are tailored toward treating the military and veteran population.  Dr. Hurley insures those participants who complete the basic part 1 have adequate preparation to treat a population with complex trauma including combat trauma and military sexual trauma.  Videos used in the training demonstrate Dr. Hurley's own work in using EMDR therapy to treat military and veteran populations. 


 The basic training consists of:

- Supervised small group practice on each training day
- Physiological overview of the information processing system
- Specialized history-taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and causes including issues 
   specific to the military/veteran population.
- Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers and future needs.
- Stabilization techniques across the attachment spectrum
- Reduction of overt symptoms and achieving comprehensive mental health with an understanding
   of the etiology of symptoms within a military environment.
- Addressing the full range of trauma and adverse life events
- Applications to combat trauma and military sexual assault 
- Applications to grief, guilt and moral injury
- Applications to addictions, anxiety, and somatic disorders
- Applications to natural and man-made disasters

- Treatment of complex trauma with dissociative exhibitions

- Treatment of moral injury issues

- Application to couples and family therapy- Personal use of the therapist in treating vicarious traumatization


Dr. Hurley's trainings include the standard, basic EMDR training plus materials which are specific for treating veterans and
military personnel with EMDR therapy.


           3-Day EMDR Veteran & First-Responder Advanced Training

EMDR 3-Day Advanced Training
Treating First-Responders, Military and Veterans

Calgary, Canada                  October 19-21, 2019

Toronto, Canada                  February, 2010

Other locations include Tacoma, WA; San Diego, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Albany, NY - other locations

Registration & Info: https://www.nova-emdr-workshops.com/

An OIF veteran with with PTSD and moral injury is treated with EMDR therapy at Soldier Center

A recent attendee at the 3-day EMDR Advanced training wrote:

You opened my eyes to so many things! The shame and guilt these men and women experience is something 

I hadn't considered to the depths that it exists.  The section on moral injury was excellent.

The part I enjoyed the most was the videos.  To be able to watch you do EMDR with these wounded vets and

see their transformation was affirming.

 I came back with a renewed determination to use EMDR as much as possible and to maybe encourage it a little 

more strongly with those who resist.  

Because of your training, I now have a sensitivity to

these men, what they've been through, and I am now speaking more to issues congruent with combat trauma

when I do the teaching part of a debriefing.


So, all this is just to say... THANK YOU!