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Dr. Hurley as developed a new LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)  for persons who attend our trainings as well as those who seek EMDR consultation - which provides vidoes of EMDR basic training modules as well as clinical demonstrations of common clinical issues of EMDR applications during his EMDR consultions.  This allows those who attend our trainings to have access of training videos 24/7 for their own clinical skills development by a senior EMDR clinician and EMDR approved trainer.

Soldier Center, Clarksville, TN - founded by E. C. Hurley, PhD - is recognized as an EMDR treatment and training center as listed in "EMDR: The breakthrough therapy for overcoming  anxiety, stress, and trauma" by Shapiro, F., & Forrest, M. (2016) 2nd Edition, p. 270.

We provide EMDR basic and advanced professional trainings.  All our staff are full-time therapists who specialize in providing EMDR therapy. When Dr. Hurley is not providing EMDR training he is either consulting or in the treatment room.  In addition to weekly sessions, we provide EMDR daily intensive treatment.  Our clients travel from through out the U.S. to utilize our treatment programs including military personnel referred for our intense EMDR therapy from Alaska to the Carolinas and Texas to New York.

New  -  We designed this resource for persons attending our   EMDR Therapy Basic Trainings - you have access to our training PowerPoint and videos 24/7 for review.

    Research authored by Dr. Hurley at 
    Soldier Center
published in Frontiers   
    Psychology Journal (August 2018)

    We provide EMDR training - research - and          
    therapyCaring for present needs while   
    preparing mental health professionals for
    continuing clinical skill development!

Research from Soldier Center has been  published in Frontiers Psychology Journal,

E. C. Hurley, PhD author


We provide opportunities for you to develop your EMDR clinical skills with programs ranging from EMDR basic trainings, EMDR advanced trainings, consultation, and externships

We not only train you in EMDR basic training - we offer opportunites for your continued skill development.

April 13-14, 2019   open to EMDR trained mental health professionals

Dr. Hurley, Director of EMDR-Tennessee, was awarded the "Francine Shapiro" award by the EMDR International Association at this year's (2019) conference.  The award is the highest award given by the EMDRIA, the EMDR professional association.  Dr. Hurley as trained by Francine Shapiro, the developer of EMDR therapy. 

                                 EMDR Basic Training - 2020

   7-9 Feb  EMDR Basic  Pt 1     TN Disaster MH Strike Team Providers (Closed Group)
                                                             (Part 2 =Mar 20-22)
    Mar 9-13  EMDR 5-day           Veteran-Focused Basic (Parts 1 & 2)

    Apr 3-5                                       EMDR Basic (Part 1);   May 29-31 (Part 2)

    June 26-28                                EMDR Basic (Part 1); Aug 14-16 (Part 2)
    Sep 11-13                                  EMDR Basic (Part 1); Nov 6-8 (Part 2)



Clarksville, TN -  Jan 24-26, 202
Treating First-Responders, Military & Veterans with EMDR Therapy

E. C. Hurley, PhD is receiptent of the Francine Shapiro Award given by EMDRIA


   Looking for EMDR Therapy Training?

   In Tennessee we offer EMDR approved trainings at a location which is community-based 
   specializing in providing EMDR training, treatment,
consultation and research.  We remain here
    after the training is completed. 
The trainer, Dr. Hurley, has authored a book on the use of EMDR
in treatment.  He is the receipent of the FRANCINE  SHAPIRO award, the
   highest award offered by the EMDR International Association.  The trainer is dedicated to
   offering some of the best EMDR training available.

EMDR Basic Training

We offer EMDR Trainings in Tennessee by E. C. Hurley, DMin, PhD
   - Dr. Hurley,  trained as an EMDR trainer by Francine Shapiro, PhD - the developer of EMDR therapy

   - Served as the EMDR Institute's trainer to the U.S. Army Medical Command

   - Approved EMDR trainer by the EMDR Institute and EMDRIA

   - Provides pre-training education and support and post-training consultation

   - Published author on EMDR therapy both online and book.

A complete EMDR Therapy  training center which offers approved EMDR basic and advanced trainings, consultation, and externships.  We offer a certificate program providing EMDR therapists to earn an "EMDR Military/Veteran/First-Responder Specialist" certificate - located at Soldier Center.

Now I feel more comfortable having vets in my office and feel more aware of potential issues they face.

 You opened my eyes to so many things! The shame and guilt these men and women experience is something 

I hadn't considered to the depths that it exists.  The section on moral injury was excellent.

The part I enjoyed the most was the videos.  To be able to watch you do EMDR with these wounded vets and see their transformation was affirming.

Because of your training, I now have a sensitivity to these men, what they've been through, and I am now speaking more to issues congruent with combat trauma when I do the teaching part of a debriefing.


So, all this is just to say... THANK YOU!

A Recent Participant in the 3-Day Advanced Training stated:

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

Date: January 24-26, 2020

EC Program Approval Number: #13001-20

EMDRIA Credits: 18

Calendar of Events: 

EMDRIA Training Calendar (click here)