© 2019 by NOVA EMDR Workshops

Dr. E.C. Hurley DMin Phd


Dr. E. C. Hurley is the 2019 recipient of the EMDR International Association’s (EMDRIA) Francine Shapiro award, the highest award of recognition the professional EMDR organization bestows​

Workshop Cancellation Notice

due to Covid-19

Given the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel Dr. E.C. Hurley’s workshop scheduled at the end of this month in Jacksonville, FL and in April in Austin, TX.


We are currently looking at possible dates to reschedule this workshop.

Please monitor our website for any updates on Dr. E.C. Hurley’s upcoming workshop schedule.


We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please email us if you have any concerns or questions.


Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment


18 EMDRIA Credits are available

18 CEs offered through Ce-Classes



For mental health professionals who have completed an EMDRIA approved basic training (parts 1 & 2).

**Please make sure you have read our refund and cancellation policy below**

Early Bird - $549 until February 29th, 2020
Regular Rate - $599
Jacksonville, FL  -  March 27-29, 2020 - 9 am to 5 pm each day                       

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

245 Water St.

Jacksonville, Florida


Attendees can book their room under the group rate of $96/night online:


Early Bird - $549 until March 1st, 2020
Regular Rate: $599
Austin, TX  -  April 3-5, 2020 - 9 am to 5 pm each day                                            
Courtyard by Marriott
Austin Pflugerville & Conference Center
16100 Impact Way (Pflugerville)
Austin, Texas

Hotel Group Rate:

Nova EMDR Workshops, Inc.

Start Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

End Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020

Last Day to Book: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:​ $129/night

Book your group rate for Nova EMDR Workshops, Inc.

Early Bird - $549 until August 20th, 2020
Regular Rate: $599
Colorado Springs, CO  -  September 18-20, 2020

Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs Near Air Force Academy

1170 InterQuest Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Telephone: (719) 599-4000



Please make your reservations by Saturday, August 1, 2020 to receive your group rate (based on availability).  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2407467.   


The group rate per night is $150 plus taxes. This rate includes the following:  


·       Free Hot Breakfast - Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.  Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7–10 a.m. on weekends.


·       Free 5:30 Kickback®* - Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®.  We feature a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.


·       Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel - Get the score, check your social networks or email family members from anywhere in the hotel – for free!


·       Free Soft Drinks and Popcorn - Freshly popped popcorn and a refreshing beverage make a great snack!  Stop by the lobby for free soft drinks and popcorn every evening.


·       On-Site Facilities - Take advantage of the business center, fitness center or pool while you’re away from home.  Print your boarding pass, finish a presentation or check e-mail in our business centers.

Chicago, IL  -  October 2-4, 2020
Minneapolis, MN  -  October 24-26, 2020

Workshop Description


Day 1 - Treating First-Responders and Military Personnel with Acute Stress, PTSD and Complex PTSD using EMDR Therapy


  • Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment among First-Responders and Military Personnel

  • First-Responders and Soldiers – Understanding their way of life

  • Theoretical basis for effective treatment

  • Treating Acute stress, PTSD and Complex PTSD with EMDR Therapy

  • EMDR Early Intervention Models (EEI)

  • Treating PTSD and Complex PTSD: Clinical Issues

  • EMD, EMD(r), and EMDR approaches

  • Embedded Phase 2 Preparation with Phase 4 (Desensitization)

  • Ego States, Structural Dissociation and Complex Trauma

  • Treating Dissociative Exhibitions across the spectrum with EMDR Therapy

  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning for these special populations


Day 2 - Treating First-Responders and Military Suffering with Shame, Guilt and Moral Injury using EMDR Therapy


  • Understanding shame and guilt with clinical presentations and effective EMDR interventions

  • Guilt and shame defined with clinical examples

  • Moral injury: a new definition of old experiences

  • Moral injury: a multi-discipline perspective for first-responders, military, and veterans

  • The ancient Stoics and mental health

  • Psychology’s view of moral issues

  • Augustine’s just war theory and today’s law of modern warfare

  • Moral injury among military personnel

  • Moral injury among first-responders

  • Treating Shame, Guilt and Moral Injury with EMDR therapy

  • Clinical presentations of shame, guilt, and moral injury

  • The pervasiveness of shame in clinical presentation

  • Case conceptualization and treatment planning

  • Effective treatment of shame with EMDR therapy

  • Planning for the future with EMDR therapy’s three-prong approach.


Day 3 - First-Responders and Military Personnel: Addressing Dissociative Exhibitions and Suicidality with EMDR Therapy


  • Characteristics of stress-related sensory distortions: Dissociation and Suicidality

  • Treating dissociative exhibitions during EMDR therapy - case examples with video

  • When the meaning of life and death shifts - from dissociation to suicidality

  • The path of negative consequences: shame, depression, dissociation leading to suicidal ideation among first-responders and military personnel

  • Theories of Suicide – what has changed, what has not changed?

  • Suicidality: Assessment and Intervention among First-Responders and Military using

  • EMDR therapy

  • Recognizing the signs

  • Effective intervention strategies

  • Relationships in the midst of psychological injuries

  • Suicidality: Rebuilding hope

About the Instructor


Dr. E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, was selected and trained as an EMDR trainer by Francine Shapiro, the developer of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He has provided EMDR trainings worldwide, including various locations in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Asia. He is the 2019 recipient of the EMDR International Association’s (EMDRIA) Francine Shapiro award, the highest award of recognition the professional EMDR organization bestows. Additionally, he is a member of EMDRIA’s
Council of Scholars, a group of forward-thinking professionals whose work focuses on the future directions of EMDR therapy. A licensed psychotherapist since 1980, he has been trained in the major orientations of psychotherapy.


He is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an Approved Consultant and Trainer with the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and the EMDR Institute, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Psychological Society of Ireland.


E. C. was trained in EMDR following 9-11 and within a matter of months, decided to specialize in using EMDR in treatment of acute stress and post-traumatic stress disorders. He built a private practice into a community-based outpatient treatment center specializing in the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of a broad spectrum of adverse life experiences. Clinically, he specializes in the treatment of persons suffering with complex PTSD across the dissociative spectrum. E. C. is the Founder/CEO of Soldier Center, a treatment and training center near Ft Campbell, KY which specializes in treating military personnel, veterans, first-responders and their families.


Dr. Hurley holds graduate degrees in pastoral counseling, counseling psychology and clinical psychology, with a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling and PhD in Clinical Psychology. A retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, his military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the U.S. Army’s Air Assault badge.


He is the 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 outcomes measured at one year follow-up. He is a frequent presenter at the EMDR International Association and numerous other professional conferences. Dr. Hurley is currently in contract with Springer Publishing to author the book A Clinicians Guide for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR Therapy to be published later this year. He is frequently an invited pre-conference presenter at EMDRIA's annual conferences.



Contact information: info@nova-emdr-workshops.com


*Refund policy

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 45 days before the date of the workshop (no refund after this date). Refunds will include the ticket price less a $75 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 45 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit and workshop credits do not expire.

**Cancellations/Changes policy

The workshop may be canceled or postponed 45 days prior to its date due to under-enrollment or other circumstances. Participants may want to wait before making travel arrangements. The workshop shall be canceled or postponed if unforeseen circumstances, such as presenter illness and/or a natural disaster (a flood, earthquake, tsunami, wildfire, or other major incidents) arises. Participants will be refunded 100%

All grievances must be in writing to info@nova-emdr-workshops.com and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

*IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITY OR CONCERNS: Please contact Nova EMDR Workshops, Inc. at info@nova-emdr-workshops.com

This training is held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 


Continuing Education Credits (included within the cost of the workshop):

18 EMDRIA CEs are available

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): Dr. E.C. Hurley, PhD has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP N. 6751.  

Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment has been approved for 21 CECs by NASW/CT and meets the Veterans Services requirement for license renewal. Approval by NASW/CT covers approval for CT LMFTs,LPCs, and licensed psychologists in Connecticut.

Continuing Education Credits (NOT included within the cost of the workshop):

Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com (an additional fee for CEs applies, fee not included as part of the workshop tuition), and entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form. Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Ce-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • Social workers participating in this course will receive 18 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021

  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2020.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2189

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021

  • New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education

  • Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2020 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2020.

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