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Dr. E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD

Treating First-Responders and Military 

with EMDR Therapy:
Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment

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

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

  • First-Responders and Military Personnel: Addressing Dissociative Exhibitions and Suicidality with EMDR Therapy.

Arianne Struik

Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method

Live Stream option now available!


The treatment of severely traumatized children and adolescents usually focuses on helping the child and the family to process their traumatic experiences with EMDR therapy. But in some cases children cannot or do not want to participate in EMDR therapy. These children may for example refuse to talk about their traumatic memories, they may dissociate, or may say they have forgotten about it.  Cases such as these get stuck and often the trauma doesn’t get processed. We let ‘sleeping dogs lie’, with devastating consequences for future development. But how to help these children?


This workshop would benefit all mental health clinicians.

A 3-Day Workshop

Days 1 and 2 - Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach

Day 3 - Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

In this workshop, clinical case examples and video fragments will be used to illustrate interventions with EMDR for dissociative clients following the “Progressive Approach” (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012).  Using this model, this workshop will demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. 

Most approaches to dissociative parts and voices focus on eliminating the part or helping clients avoid the part. Clients who are able to develop an understanding of dissociative parts and voices usually respond to intervention better than those who are avoidant or hostile to those parts. Understanding the origin, function, and meaning of dissociative parts and voices can lead to more effective therapy.

Dolores Mosquera

EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioural Addictions

Coming Soon

Vancouver, BC

Calgary, AB

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC

Hope Payson