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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: si'ko-thar'a-pist

Definition: A person, usually a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, professionally trained and engaged in psychotherapy. Currently, the term is also applied to social workers, nurses, and others whose state-licensed practice acts include psychotherapy.

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