Wounds Within Home CE Hours, Mark Nickerson (Without the Book) (12 CE Hours)


This Home Study Program offers an opportunity to earn 12 CE hours  (EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other master’s level clinicians. Check with state licensing board to confirm acceptance of NBCC credits).

Program Description
The Wounds Within home study course will deepen your grasp of the key challenges for active duty and veteran military personnel and their families to be􀆩er prepare you as a mental health professional. The Wounds Within engages the reader in a detailed and compelling drama of a Marine who deployed early in the Iraq war, battled PTSD after returning home and ultimately took his own life. The story describes the family’s struggle and depicts their powerful advocacy a􀅌er their son’s death, which led to systemic reforms including improved services. The book is written from the perspective of Mark Nickerson, LICSW, who worked closely with the Marine and his family. The story expands beyond the central narrative and offers “big picture” information and perspective including many significant features of the post9/11 wars.

The Wounds Within portrays the transition from war zone to home zone and the array of difficult and clinically relevant issues for combat veterans and their families as they recover and reintegrate into post combat life (SEE BELOW). Practical information is made vivid with multiple examples. EMDR therapy and the AIP theory are presented in understandable  terms with a transcript example of effective treatment and recovery from PTSD. The book urges civilianbased clinicians to step up and be prepared to effectively serve our veterans in the coming years.

Clinically Related Content Includes:

  • war zone to home zone 
  • adjustment challenges for families and loved ones
  • understanding and reducing stigma
  • continuum of combat stress responses
  • the many faces of military PTSD
  • addressing suicide risk
  • survivor guilt and moral injury
  • treating PTSD, depression, substance abuse
  • overcoming “You just can’t understand me.”
  • how psychological trauma is a physiological wound
  • the adaptive information processing model
  • evidencebased treatment options
  • detailed clinical example of EMDR therapy
  • resources,  resilience and posttraumatic growth


About the Authors:

Mark Nickerson, LICSW, is a psychotherapist, clinical consultant, and trainer with a specialty in trauma treatment.  He has more than 40 years of clinical experience and is based in Amherst, MA, US.  Nickerson is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He is a former president of the EMDR International Association, where he has served on the Board for eight years.  He is a senior EMDR therapy trainer for the EMDR Institute. Nickerson conducts EMDR and other trainings nationally and internationally.  Nickerson is author of The Wounds Within (2015: Skyhorse), an exposé on the challenges for war veterans and their families. He is also editor and a chapter author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR: Innocative Strategies and Protocols (Springer, 2023 2nd  edition, was published in 2023 (first edition, 2017)

Joshua S. Goldstein, PhD., is professor emeritus of international relations at American University. He graduated with a BA from Stanford University and earned his doctorate at MIT. Goldstein has published numerous books and articles in the general field of international relations and political science. These include Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age. Yale University Press. 1988,  The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror. New York University Press. 2005, and War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa. Cambridge University Press. 2009. 


Learning Objectives

  • List 5 types of exposure to trauma for soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars 
  • Provide indicators of tolerable and intolerable levels of combat stress
  • Explain the term “wired tired” with examples within military service
  • Describe 3 challenges adjusting from the “war zone to home zone” 
  • List internal barriers for veterans when considering help for mental health symptoms
  • Describe 3 risk factors for suicide
  • Describe 3 protective factors to reduce suicidal behavior
  • List improvements in the suicide response system made within the VA in the later stages of the OIF and OEF wars.
  • List three primary symptoms of PTSD
  • List three characteristics of flashbacks 
  • Describe methods to reprocess traumatic memories within EMDR therapy
  • List examples depicting the high rate of gender based military sexual trauma


Instructions after purchase of book study program:
1. After completing your purchase, you will receive an email receipt verifying your purchase with a link to a quiz based upon the book’s content.
2. For your convenience, you will be provided a downloadable PDF version of the quiz to use while you read.
3. To earn your CE hours, you must answer the quiz questions online.
4. When you complete and pass the quiz, you will be issued a downloadable certificate for EMDRIA and NBCC approved Masters Level professional certificate with CE hours documented

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The book is sold separately and is a necessary companion piece to this training. If you would like to purchase the course AND book, click here. This course was developed with the author(s) to provide focus to your learning and a passing score on the course quiz will validate your book study efforts.

After completing your purchase you will redirected to the 35 question online quiz, which is to be completed after you’ve finished your reading. For your convenience, you will be provided a downloadable PDF version of the quiz with answer sheet to use while you read. You must submit your answers online to receive your CE hours!

When you complete and pass the quiz, you will be issued a downloadable certificate for EMDRIA and NBCC approved Masters Level professional certificate with CE hours documented

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