psychotherapy [ sahy-koh- ther- uh-pee ] SHOW IPA / ˌsaɪ koʊˈθɛr ə pi / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural psy·cho·ther·a·pies. the treatment of psychological disorders or maladjustments by a professional technique, as psychoanalysis, group therapy, or behavioral therapy. Related forms psy·cho·ther·a·pist, noun
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psychotherapy. British Dictionary definitions for psychotherapy psychotherapy less commonly psychotherapeutics ( ˌsaɪkəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks) noun the treatment of nervous disorders by psychological methods Derived Forms psychotherapeutic, adjective psychotherapeutically, adverb psychotherapist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychotherapy n.
1892 in modern sense, from
psycho- + therapy, in model of French psychothérapie (1889). In early use also of hypnotism. Related: Psychotherapeutic.
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Medicine definitions for psychotherapy n. 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 forms psy′cho•ther′a•peu ( ′tic -pyōō) ′tĭk adj.
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