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psychological (as opposed to physical) methods for the treatment of mental disorders and psychological problems. There are many different approaches to psychotherapy, including psychoanalysis, client-centred therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. See also behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling.

—psychotherapeutic (sy-koh-th'e-ră-pew-tik) adj.

—psychotherapist n.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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