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A form of psychotherapy using imagery, self-instruction, and related techniques to alter distorted attitudes and perceptions.
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(Psychiatry) psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he or sees the world and himself or herself: used particularly to treat depression
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a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the correction of distorted thinking associated with faulty self-perception and unrealistic expectations.
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