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A Clinician's Guide for Treating Active Military and Veteran Populations with EMDR Therapy

E.C. Hurley (author)

ISBN: 9780826158222

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

Based on the profound expertise of the author - an EMDR therapist, consultant, and trainer who brings 33 years of military experience to his therapeutic work - this is a "how-to" manual on the unique treatment needs of active duty and veteran populations and how to help them using EMDR therapy.
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Authored by "the" foremost expert on providing EMDR therapy to the military/veteran population!

Based on the profound expertise of the author-an EMDR therapist, consultant, and trainer who brings 33 years of military experience to his therapeutic work-this is a "how-to" manual on the unique treatment needs of active duty and veteran populations and how to help them using EMDR therapy. Following an examination of the defining characteristics and philosophy of military culture as they bear on effective therapeutic treatment, the book comprehensively applies the EMDR model to the active military/veteran population with a variety of presenting issues.

Considering the clinical challenges of treating a population with repeated exposure to life-threatening experiences, moral injury, sexual assault, and other potentially debilitating trauma, the book addresses skill development, specific to EMDR treatment in detail. This go-to manual covers all the steps and processes of EMDR treatment from introducing EMDR therapy to the client to developing a sense of safety in the treatment arena. Allowing therapists trained in EMDR therapy to appropriately assess and address the clinical needs of the veteran by treating clients with both PTSD and traumatic brain injury; along with moral injury, military sexual trauma (MST), or suicidal ideation by recognizing and addressing avoidance and building motivation for treatment and treatment pitfalls. Case examples address clinical "stuck" points and a variety of treatment options when addressing a broad range of symptoms. The EMDR AIP model is incorporated into each case illustrating the veteran's treatment goal, presenting symptoms, targeted memories, and clinical decision points in treatment. The print version of the book is also available in ebook format.

    Key Features:
  • Addresses step-by-step EMDR skill development specific to this population
  • Incorporates the EMDR eight-phase approach
  • Delivers abundant case examples enhanced with clinical treatment options
  • Includes a paradigm for evaluating the military and veteran's initial clinical presentation
  • Discusses treatment for clients with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, moral injury, sexual trauma, and suicidal ideation
  • Considers the treatment needs of the military family
  • · Includes a variety of helpful patient handouts
Illustrations 20 illustrations
Pages 366
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Clinical psychology   Psychotherapy   Abnormal psychology   Rehabilitation  
  • Part 1: Treating Military and Veterans with the EMDR 8-Phase Approach
  • CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING THE MILITARY VETERAN
  • CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCING EMDR THERAPY TO YOUR CLIENT: GATEWAY TO HISTORY-TAKING
  • CHAPTER 3: PHASE 1: HISTORY-TAKING AMONG THE MILITARY/VETERAN POPULATIONS
  • CHAPTER 4: EMDR PHASE 2: PREPARING VETERANS FOR EMDR THERAPY
  • CHAPTER 5: EMDR PHASE 3: ASSESSMENT
  • CHAPTER 6-a: PHASE 4: DESENSITIZATION (REPROCESSING THE TARGET MEMORY)
  • CHAPTER 6-b: EMDR PHASES 5 - 8: INSTALLATION TO REEVALUATION
  • Part 2: SPECIAL ISSUES
  • CHAPTER 7: TREATING PTSD SYMPTOMS AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
  • CHAPTER 8: TREATING MORAL INJURY WITH EMDR THERAPY
  • CHAPTER 9: EMDR THERAPY AND MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST)
  • CHAPTER 10: SUICIDALITY IN THE TREATMENT OF VETERANS
  • CHAPTER 11: WHEN EMDR THERAPY DOES NOT WORK (WITH SOME THERAPISTS)
  • CHAPTER 12: EMDR EARLY INTERVENTION DURING MILITARY AND COMMUNITY OPERATIONS
E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, is a retired Army Colonel with 33 years military service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve with service beginning with the rank of Private during the Vietnam era and retiring with the rank of Colonel three decades later.

His military awards include the Army Meritorious Service medal (awarded 3 times), the Bronze Star medal, and the Legion of Merit and the Army Air Assault badge.

He was selected and trained as an EMDR trainer by Francine Shapiro, PhD. As a licensed psychotherapist since 1980 he is 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 (EMDIA) and the EMDR Institute, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Dr. Hurley holds graduate degrees in pastoral counseling, counseling psychology and clinical psychology with the Doctor of Ministry in pastoral counseling and PhD in clinical psychology.

E. C. is the Executive Director of EMDR-Tennessee and the Founder of Soldier Center. He provides EMDR basic trainings at Soldier Center and various other locations. His EMDR advanced trainings are scheduled throughout the United States and Canada.

Dr. Hurley is the 2005 receiptant of the Elizabeth Stryker Volunteer of the Year award presented by EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (EMDR-HAP) and this year (2019) was presented the Francine Shapiro award, the highest award the EMDR International Association bestows. He is a member of EMDR's Council of Scholars, a group of 35 international EMDR leaders.

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.

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