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.
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.
EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioural Addictions