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n. pl. psy·cho·ther·a·pies
The treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

psy′cho·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.
psy′cho·ther′a·peu′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.psychotherapeutic - of or relating to or practicing psychotherapy; "psychotherapeutic sessions"
2.psychotherapeutic - emotionally purging
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"


adj, psychotherapeutically