Leone Centre Glossary

Reevaluation in EMDR


Reevaluation in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) plays a key role in assessing the progress and helpfulness of therapy. This process ensures that the therapeutic outcomes are sustained and identifies any areas that need further attention.

In-depth overview

Reevaluation in EMDR is the phase where therapists and clients review the progress made in previous sessions. This involves assessing the client’s current state, the impact of the processing done, and determining if additional sessions are needed.

Key features and benefits:

  1. Helps in tracking therapeutic progress.
  2. Ensures that any unresolved issues are addressed.
  3. Provides an opportunity to reinforce beneficial outcomes.

How it helps

This phase helps to consolidate the therapeutic gains and addresses any residual issues that may arise after the initial processing sessions.

How it works

During reevaluation, the therapist and client collaboratively review the progress, discuss any remaining concerns, and plan the next steps in the therapy.


What is the purpose of reevaluation in EMDR?
Reevaluation helps in assessing the progress made during therapy and ensures that the outcomes are lasting and any unresolved issues are addressed.
How often should reevaluation occur in EMDR therapy?
Reevaluation typically occurs at the beginning of each new session, but the frequency can vary based on the client’s needs and progress.
Can reevaluation lead to additional EMDR sessions?
Yes, if unresolved issues or new concerns are identified, additional EMDR sessions may be recommended.


For further information, please refer to the following sources:

  1. EMDR International Association
  2. Verywell Mind: An Overview of EMDR Therapy
  3. National Center for Biotechnology Information: EMDR Overview
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This glossary provides definitions of various counselling terms and approaches for informational purposes only, without implying endorsement or service provision