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supportive psychotherapy

noun
1.
a type of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce psychological conflict and strengthen a patient's defenses through the use of various techniques, as reassurance, suggestion, counseling, and reeducation.
Origin of supportive psychotherapy
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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