Origin of psychotherapy
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less commonly psychotherapeutics (ˌsaɪkəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks)
- the treatment of nervous disorders by psychological methods
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Word Origin and History for psychotherapist
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- An individual, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, or psychiatric social worker, who practices psychotherapy.
- 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
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