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The standard EMDR protocol has three prongs in each of which specific nodes are targeted: 1) past - targeting of the earlier experiences that led to the current dysfunction; 2) present - targeting current triggers of the dysfunctional material; 3) future - targeting a future template. This three-pronged approach is fundamental to all specialized EMDR protocols, though particular application will vary clinically.

Definition extracted from their first level training manual with permission from EMDR Institute, Inc.