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[sahy-koh-ther-uh-pyoo-tiks] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Origin of psychotherapeutics
First recorded in 1870-75; psycho- + therapeutics
Related forms
psychotherapeutic, adjective
psychotherapeutically, adverb
psychotherapeutist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for psychotherapeutic
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  • Prominent among them is the psychotherapeutic effect of a formal assurance.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • And psychotherapeutic effort will often demand such a training for work rather than a reduction of work and rest.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Up to a certain degree, though not often completely, they too yield easily to psychotherapeutic influence.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • This relativity of the mental reaction on the demands of life must always be in the foreground of the psychotherapeutic régime.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • The variety of the psychotherapeutic methods is great and only some types are to be characterized here.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • psychotherapeutic methods are in my opinion of very small avail in cases of periodic drinkers.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • psychotherapeutic methods demand much time and patience and skill.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Here evidently was the first recognition of the psychotherapeutic variation which we call today hypnotism.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • If this were all that it meant, however, prayer would not be a religious but a psychotherapeutic exercise.

    Religion And Health James J. Walsh
  • All that is permissible in suitable cases is to employ electricity "in psychotherapeutic doses."

psychotherapeutic in Medicine

psychotherapeutics psy·cho·ther·a·peu·tics (sī'kō-thěr'ə-pyōō'tĭks)
See psychotherapy.

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