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psy·cho·ther·a·py

 (sī′kō-thĕr′ə-pē)
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.

psychotherapy

(ˌsaɪkəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or less commonly

psychotherapeutics

n
(Psychoanalysis) the treatment of nervous disorders by psychological methods
ˌpsychoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌpsychoˌtheraˈpeutically adv
ˌpsychoˈtherapist n

psy•cho•ther•a•py

(ˌsaɪ koʊˈθɛr ə pi)

n., pl. -pies.
the treatment of psychological disorders or maladjustments by a professional technique, as psychoanalysis, group therapy, or behavioral therapy.
[1890–95]
psy`cho•ther′a•pist, n.

psychotherapy

the science or method of treating psychological abnormalities and disorders by psychological techniques, especially by psychoanalysis, group therapy, or consultation. — psychotherapist, n.psychotherapeutic, adj.
See also: Psychology
the science or method of treating psychological abnormalities or disorders by psychological techniques. See also medical specialties. — psychotherapist, n.
See also: Remedies

psychotherapy

Treatment that sets out to help a subject adjust to daily life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychotherapy - the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methodspsychotherapy - the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
clinical psychology - the branch of psychology concerned with the treatment of abnormal mentation and behavior
Freudian psychology - the psychological theories of Sigmund Freud
Jungian psychology - the psychological theories of Carl Jung
2.psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
client-centered therapy - a method of psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers in which the client determines the focus and pace of each session
crisis intervention - psychotherapy that focuses on acute critical situations (depressive episodes or attempted suicides or drug overdoses) with the aim of restoring the person to the level of functioning before the crisis
group psychotherapy, group therapy - psychotherapy in which a small group of individuals meet with a therapist; interactions among the members are considered to be therapeutic
hypnotherapy - the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy
play therapy - form of psychotherapy for children that uses play situations for diagnosis or treatment
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
self-analysis - the application of psychotherapeutic principles to the analysis of your own personality
free-associate - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"
Translations
psychoterapie
psykoterapi
psykoterapia
psihoterapija
心理療法
정신 요법
psykoterapi
วิธีการรักษาจิต
tâm lý liệu pháp

psychotherapy

[ˌsaɪkəʊˈθerəpɪ] Npsicoterapia f

psychotherapy

[ˌsaɪkəʊˈθɛrəpi] npsychothérapie f

psychotherapy

psychotherapy

[ˌsaɪkəʊˈθɛrəpɪ] npsicoterapia

psychotherapy

عِلاجٌ نَفْسِيّ psychoterapie psykoterapi Psychotherapie ψυχοθεραπεία psicoterapia psykoterapia psychothérapie psihoterapija psicoterapia 心理療法 정신 요법 psychotherapie psykoterapi psychoterapia psicoterapia психотерапия psykoterapi วิธีการรักษาจิต psikoterapi tâm lý liệu pháp 精神疗法

psy·cho·ther·a·py

n. psicoterapia, tratamiento de trastornos mentales o emocionales por medios psicológicos tales como el psicoanálisis.

psychotherapy

n psicoterapia
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Cain's "Person-Centered Psychotherapies" (9781433807213, $24.95).