Click here to read the transcript of Dr. Murrell's presentation on November 7, 2009 entitled: "E.M.D.R. treatment for complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in military and civilian clients". This lecture was given to the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association at Lake of the Ozarks. Dr. Murrell was honored by his colleagues for his work in the emerging field of trauma psychology.
In October 2011, Dr. Murrell signed an agreement with QTC to provide psychological evaluation for the military personnel returning from deployment overseas. He will be evaluating for PTSD as well as Traumatic Brain Injury. QTC is an international company with 11,000 professional consultants stationed all over the work near U.S. military installations. It is an honor to be chosen to do evaluations on the brave men and women who have chosen to defend the United States.
In January 2012, Dr. Murrell contracted with Logistics Health Incorporated to provide services in Springfield for the treatment of PTSD. This involves doing individual disability determination evaluations for soldiers who have been provisionally diagnosed with PTSD or similar trauma related disorder. In addition to providing individual and family counseling the soldiers will be invited to join in group therapy to build supportive relationships among peers who have suffered similar traumatic situations. It is an honor to be chosen to be the provider of psychological services for this well respected organization. This is an international corporation which provides mental health services worldwide for the U.S. military.
Dr. Murrell completed the training in doing Compensation and Pension reviews for VES and LHI. This course was a review in how the VA now want their reports in writing medical opinions and aggravation opinions. This coursework was completed on December 12, 2015. This is part of the work of psychologists who are hired to provide a second opinion on the diagnosis of veterans who need compensation and pension reviews.
Dr. Murrell completed a workshop on December 20, 2015 with presenter Carol Forgash, LCSW entitled "Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy". This workshop was presented through six DVDs and provided 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits. The presentation was excellent and when Dr. Murrell made comments on the work, Ms. Forgash has included them in her online promotion of the workshop.
On November 22, 2017 Dr. Murrell completed an innovative workshop put on by The Trust entitled "On Demand Practice in the Age of Telepsychology" by Jana Martin, Ph.D., Deborah Baker J.D. and Alex Siegel, J.D. Ph. D. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the use of computer based HIPPA communication with clients operating from the comfort of their home.
On November 30, 2017, Dr. Murrell completed a workshop on treating PTSD entitled "Evidence-Based Therapies for PTSD/SUD: Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy by Katherine Dixon MA of the National Psychology Training Consortium.
On June 1st and 2nd, 2018, Dr. Murrell attended the Missouri Psychological Association workshop with keynote speaker Dr. John Briere who specializes in research on Complex P.T.S.D. He is a psychologist at the UCLA Medical School where he studies those factors that predispose individuals to develop PTSD. He discovered that in only 7% of people who are exposed to a mass trauma situation (ie. a suicide bomber, a natural disaster, or school shooting) will ever develop P.T.S.D. The workshop discussed the predisposing factors and how to treat them.
During the period of October-November 2018 Dr. Murrell attended the following workshops on applying Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). These workshops are part of the requirement for being a Level 3 Practitioner Member of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA). The workshops that he studied included the following: Ego State work in EMDR Psychotherapy From Essentials to Advanced, EMDR Facilitated by Internal Family Systems, EMDR Therapy Preparation for Adults with Attachment Trauma, and EMDR Therapy from Trauma to Spiritual Awakening. These provided the 12 Credit hours required each year as a Certified Clinician Specialist.
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