Definition of psychotherapy in English:

psychotherapy

Syllabification: psy·cho·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkōˈTHerəpē
 
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noun

  • The treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.
    More example sentences
    • Hypnosis is now used in medical treatment as hypnotic psychotherapy to treat diseases of both the body and the mind.
    • Interpersonal psychotherapy in bulimia nervosa this is a three phase treatment.
    • Yes, there is still a major role for psychotherapy in treating mental illnesses.

Derivatives

psychotherapeutic

Pronunciation: /-ˌTHerəˈpyo͞otik/
adjective
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  • Ice added that the treatment for eating disorders must be ‘as complex as the illness’ and should include nutritional, medical, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic aspects.
  • Frank considered demoralization a common central feature of those seeking psychiatric, especially psychotherapeutic, care.
  • If a process of ‘psychotherapy’ is to prove psychotherapeutic, in any more than a serendipitous way, I think this depends on the presence of psychoanalytic work.

psychotherapist

Pronunciation: /-ˈTHerəpist/
noun
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  • Many eating disorder psychotherapists, dieticians and medical doctors are part of a world-wide information-sharing network.
  • In addition, psychologists became the primary consultants and psychotherapists for all inpatient units serving the hospital's poor, multiethnic, troubled youngsters.
  • Have you ever had any contact with any mental health professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists or psychiatrists?

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