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Client Preparation

Client preparation is the second phase (first, third) of EMDR treatment. This phase includes: developing a therapeutic bond with the client; providing an appropriate explanation of the theory of EMDR; constructing and practicing use of a "safe place;" discussion of client expectations and fears; problem solving and exploration of possible issues of secondary gain; and testing of eye movement or alternative stimuli.
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Definition extracted from their first level training manual with permission from EMDR Institute, Inc.