E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD

Dr. E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, retired from the U.S. Army with 33 years of service in the active duty Army and Army Reserve. He enlisted in the Army with the rank of Private in 1966 and retired with the rank of Colonel in 2007 with breaks in service to pursue academic programs. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit and the Army's Air Assault Medal.

Academically he holds three masters degrees (MA in counseling psychology; Master of Divinity in theology; and MA in Clinical Psychology) and two doctorates (pastoral counseling and Clinical Psychology). He is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr Hurley holds membership in the International Society for Traumatic Stress Study (ISTSS) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D). He is a Certified Therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA Approved Provider with the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). As an EMDR therapy trainer E. C was selected and trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, PhD the founder of EMDR therapy, to train mental health professionals in the application of EMDR therapy in treating military personnel and veterans. Dr. Hurley served as the EMDR Institute trainer in EMDR therapy for the Army's Medical Command (AMEDD).

Dr. Hurley is the founder and executive director of Soldier Center where he specializes in treating complex combat trauma among military personnel and veterans. He provides advanced training for mental health professionals throughout the United States, Israel and Turkey. Persons travel from throughout the United States seeking intensive outpatient therapy with Dr. Hurley where they receive daily treatment for their PTSD with effective results. Dr. Hurley is joined by a staff of seven additional therapists providing quality effective treatment daily.

He is author of the chapter "EMDR therapy in the treatment of military sexual trauma" in the book Treating military sexual trauma edited by Katz, L, (2015) and coauthored a chapter on EMDR therapy in the publication PTSD Case Book (2015) published by the American Psychological Association and his published research Effective Treatment of Veterans With PTSD: Comparison Between Intensive Daily and Weekly EMDR Approaches (Hurley, 2018) comparing EMDR intensive daily treatment with weekly sessions with outcome measured at one year follow-up. Dr. Hurley is author of the recently published book A Clinicians Guide for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR Therapy published by Springer publishing (2020).

Dr. Hurley presenting at the EMDRIA Conference both in 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) and 2017 (Bellevue - Seattle, WA). 

33 years of U.S. military service - Private to Colonel - believes our military and veterans deserve the best, nothing less!