nondirective

adjective
non·​di·​rec·​tive | \ ˌnän-də-ˈrek-tiv How to pronounce nondirective (audio) , -(ˌ)dī- \

Definition of nondirective

: 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

First Known Use of nondirective

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondirective.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondirective. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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nondirective

adjective
non·​di·​rec·​tive | \ ˌnän-də-ˈrek-tiv, -(ˌ)dī- How to pronounce nondirective (audio) \

Medical Definition of nondirective

: 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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