Shame, Guilt and Moral Injury:
Treating the Wounds of Violence with EMDR Therapy
Clarksville, TN April 14-15, 2018
Soldier Center, Clarksville, TN
Saturday, Registration 8:30 – 9 am; Training: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday,
SundayTraining: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trainer: E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD – COL, USA (Ret)
Website: www.soldier-Center.org EMDRIA Approved Provider – NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider
E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, holds a PhD in clinical psychology with 30 years military experience as an Army chaplain with an additional doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. He has dealt with the above subjects among military personnel in combat zones and in his therapy office stateside. E. C. served as the EMDR Institute trainer to the U.S. Army Medical Command for four years and trained the AMEDD’s in-house Army trainers. He is a retired Army Colonel, and founder and director of Soldier Center, Clarksville, TN where he oversees the treatment of active duty military personnel, veterans, and their family members. For the past 14 years he has daily treated soldiers and veterans as he specialized in the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of military/veterans with complex PTSD and moral injury issues. He is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer and serves as an EMDR therapy trainer to U.S. military forces and a number of VA centers. As an EMDR trainer Dr. Hurley recognized the need to provide advanced training to assist EMDR therapists in treating military personnel and veterans with multiple combat deployments who exhibit complex PTSD symptoms including dissociative issues. The presenter presents videos of his work in effectively treating veterans with clinical symptoms varying from simple PTSD to extreme DDNOS using the standard protocol of EMDR therapy.
1. Identify the impact of shame, guilt and moral injury in individual lives, families and communities involving terrorism, domestic violence, addictive behaviors and depression.
2. Conceptualize and describe shame, guilt and moral injury within the Adaptive Information Processing treatment model.
3. Identify issues among the veteran populations, the impact of war on military personnel and families.
4. Discuss the role shame can have in dissociative exhibitions and how to manage it clinically.
5. Be able to discuss how EMDR therapy is effective in treating issues of shame, guilt and moral injury.
6. Develop an EMDR therapy approach which addresses shame, guilt and moral injury issues through the eight-phase process.