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Type of psychotherapy in which the counselor refrains from interpretation or explanation but encourages the client to establish a person-to-person relationship with him or her and to talk freely. It originated with Carl R. Rogers and influenced later individual and group therapies. The goal is to enable the client to see him- or herself more clearly and react more openly with the therapist and others. The client determines the course, speed, and duration of treatment.
Variants of NONDIRECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY
nondirective psychotherapy or client-centered therapy
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