nondirective

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adjective non·di·rec·tive \ˌnän-də-ˈrek-tiv, -(ˌ)dī-\

Definition of nondirective

  1. :  of, relating to, or being psychotherapy, counseling, or interviewing in which the counselor refrains from interpretation or explanation but encourages the client (as by repeating phrases) to talk freely

1931

First Known Use of nondirective

1931


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nondirective

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adjective non·di·rec·tive \ˌnän-də-ˈrek-tiv, -(ˌ)dī-\

Medical Definition of nondirective

  1. :  of, relating to, or being psychotherapy, counseling, or interviewing in which the counselor refrains from interpretation or explanation but encourages the client (as by repeating phrases) to talk freely

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