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existential psychotherapy

 

Definition: a type of therapy, based on existential philosophy, emphasizing confrontation, primarily spontaneous interaction, and feeling experiences rather than rational thinking, with less attention given to patient's resistance; the therapist is involved on the same level and to the same degree as the patient.

Synonym(s): existential psychiatry

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