psy·​cho·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ ˌsī-kō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik How to pronounce psychotherapeutic (audio) \

Definition of psychotherapeutic

: of, relating to, or used in psychotherapy

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psychotherapeutically \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyü-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychotherapeutically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychotherapeutic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The failure of the psychotherapeutic process is located at its epicenter: the power disparity in the therapeutic dyad. Erica Rex, Scientific American, "The Power of Psychedelics," 12 July 2020 His minimalist downtown office lacks a chaise longue, but Fan’s consultations give off more than a whiff of psychotherapeutic energy. Washington Post, "In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career," 9 Jan. 2020 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

History and Etymology for psychotherapeutic

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Cite this Entry

“Psychotherapeutic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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psy·​cho·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ -ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik How to pronounce psychotherapeutic (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychotherapeutic

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

Other Words from psychotherapeutic

psychotherapeutically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychotherapeutically (audio) \ adverb

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