psy·​cho·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ˌsī-kō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik \

Definition of psychotherapeutic 

: of, relating to, or used in psychotherapy

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psychotherapeutically \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyü-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Yet much of the psychotherapeutic establishment now regards the therapy as marginal. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Arthur Janov, 93, Dies; Psychologist Caught World’s Attention With ‘Primal Scream’," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of psychotherapeutic

1854, in the meaning defined above

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psy·​cho·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik \

Medical Definition of psychotherapeutic 

: of, relating to, or used in psychotherapy psychotherapeutic methods

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psychotherapeutically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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obstinately defiant of authority

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