Recent Examples of psychotherapy from the Web
The owner of a social services business in Bristol and Torrington has been convicted of billing Medicaid for psychotherapy sessions that did not happen.
Instead, these trials are testing the idea that psychedelics taken in a therapist’s office as part of a series of psychotherapy sessions can make talk therapy more effective.
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Origin and Etymology of psychotherapy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890See Words from the same year
PSYCHOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psychotherapy for English Language Learners
: treatment of mental or emotional illness by talking about problems rather than by using medicine or drugs
Medical Definition of psychotherapy
1: treatment of mental or emotional disorder or maladjustment by psychological means especially involving verbal communication (as in psychoanalysis, nondirective psychotherapy, reeducation, or hypnosis)
2: any alteration in an individual's interpersonal environment, relationships, or life situation brought about especially by a qualified therapist and intended to have the effect of alleviating symptoms of mental or emotional disturbance
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