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supportive psychotherapy


noun

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.

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support system, supportable, supporter, supporting, supportive, supportive psychotherapy, supportive therapy, supposal, suppose, supposed, supposed to

Origin of supportive psychotherapy

First recorded in 1960–65
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