Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment
For mental health professionals who have completed an EMDRIA approved basic training (parts 1 & 2) 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 Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to identify 5 characteristics of military and first-responders 2. Participants will be able to identify and discuss four key principles of the for effective treatment 3. Participants will be able to list the major stress-related response/disorders across the dissociative spectrum. 4. Participants will be able to identify and discuss 6 symptoms of complex PTSD 5. Participants will be able to explain and discuss the incorporation of memory processing with extended preparation. 6. Participants will be able to recognize dissociative exhibitions commonly displayed by persons with complex PTSD 7. Participants will be able to explain and discuss 5 key factors in case conceptualization and treatment with these populations. Agenda Day 1 9am to 10:15 am Registration First Responders & Military: Understanding their way of life AIP: Theoretical basis for effective treatment The Dissociative Spectrum: Acute Stress to C-PTSD 10:15 am -10:35 am Break 10:35 am - 12 pm EMDR Intervention Protocols EEI, EMD, EMD(r) & EMDR Treating PTSD and C-PTSD: Issues 12 pm – 1pm lunch on your own 1 pm to 2:30 pm Embedded Preparation: Dissociation videos with discussion 2:30 pm -2:45 pm Break 2:45 pm - 5pm Ego States & Structural Dissociation Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning Summary & Wrap-Up Day 2 9am to 10:30 am Review and Overview of Today Defining guilt, shame & moral injury as wounds of violence The impact of a shame-based life on quality of life 10:30 am - 10:50 am Break 10:50 am - 12 pm Moral injury through a multi-disciplinary lens The impact of a shame-based life on quality of life – Road to Affirmation and Self-Efficacy 12 pm – 1pm Lunch on your own 1 pm to 2:30 pm Case conceptualization and treatment planning Effective treatment of shame, guilt, & moral injury with EMDR. 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break 2:45 pm - 5pm 3 categories of treating moral injury with EMDR therapy. The power of forgiveness. Summary & Wrap-up Day 3 9am to 10:20 am Review Suicidality & Best Practice Programs 10:20 am - 10:40 am Break 10:40 am - 12 pm Suicidality Programs; What works/what to avoid Suicidality: Religious Views Objective # 1 video Video – Treating Moral Injury with EMDR 12 pm – 1pm Lunch on your own 1 pm to 2:30 pm Moral Injury interact with Suicide Case Studies: Moral Injury and Suicidality 2:30 pm -2:45 pm Break 2:45 pm - 5pm Treatment Planning Video examples Summary Discussion Closing 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 world-wide, including various locations in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Asia. 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. 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