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supportive psychotherapy

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noun
  1. 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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Origin of supportive psychotherapy

First recorded in 1960–65
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