[ sahy-koh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈθɛr ə pi /
noun, plural psy·cho·ther·a·pies.
Related formspsy·cho·ther·a·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychotherapist
less commonly psychotherapeutics (ˌsaɪkəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks)
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /
the treatment of nervous disorders by psychological methods
Derived Formspsychotherapeutic, adjectivepsychotherapeutically, adverbpsychotherapist, noun
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Medicine definitions for psychotherapist (1 of 2)
[ sī′kō-thĕr′ə-pĭst ]
An individual, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, or psychiatric social worker, who practices psychotherapy.
Medicine definitions for psychotherapist (2 of 2)
[ sī′kō-thĕr′ə-pē ]
The treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being personality growth and behavior modification.psychotherapeutics
Related formspsy′cho•ther′a•peu′tic (-pyōō′tĭk) adj.
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Culture definitions for psychotherapist
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