client-centered therapy

[ klahy-uh nt sen-terd ]
/ ˈklaɪ ənt ˌsɛn tərd /

noun Psychology.

a nondirective method of psychotherapy in which treatment consists of helping patients to use effectively their own latent resources in solving problems.
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Medicine definitions for client-centered therapy

client-centered therapy

[ klīənt-sĕntərd ]

n.

A system of psychotherapy based on the assumption that the patient has the internal resources to improve and is in the best position to resolve his or her own personality dysfunction.

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