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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Other Words from psychotherapeutic

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

Examples of psychotherapeutic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The healers associate themselves with a range of shamanistic traditions and typically also incorporate vernacular psychotherapeutic ideas about trauma and healing. Noah Feldman, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 Sanacora also notes that the psychotherapeutic component of the study—which gave equal amounts of preparation, counseling and follow-up to both the escitalopram and psilocybin groups—is unusual and noteworthy. Zoe Cormier, Scientific American, 15 Apr. 2021 Transitioning from in-person psychotherapeutic care to telehealth may also be more difficult or uncomfortable for some people than others, Anderson suggests. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 23 Feb. 2021 OpenPath Collective, a collective of therapists who conduct sessions online and in-person, has matched over 50,000 clients with psychotherapeutic care. Stefanie Groner, Glamour, 21 Jan. 2021 The failure of the psychotherapeutic process is located at its epicenter: the power disparity in the therapeutic dyad. Erica Rex, Scientific American, 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, 9 Jan. 2020 Yet much of the psychotherapeutic establishment now regards the therapy as marginal. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 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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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 psychotherapeutic (audio) \ adverb


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