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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychotherapist, clinical psychologistnoun

    a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders

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  1. psychotherapistnoun

    Someone who practices psychotherapy using any acceptable method such as psychoanalysis.

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  1. Psychotherapist

    Psychotherapy is a general term referring to therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and a client, patient, family, couple, or group. The problems addressed are psychological in nature and can vary in terms of their causes, influences, triggers, and potential resolutions. Accurate assessment of these and other variables is dependent on the practitioner's capability and can change or evolve as the practitioner acquires greater experience, knowledge, and insight. Psychotherapy aims to increase the individual's sense of his/her own well-being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships. Psychotherapy may also be performed by practitioners with a number of different qualifications, including psychiatry, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical or psychiatric social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, hypnotherapy, play therapy, music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing, psychoanalysis and those from other psychotherapies. It may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated, depending on the jurisdiction. Requirements of these professions vary, but often require graduate school and supervised clinical experience. Psychotherapy in Europe is increasingly being seen as an independent profession, rather than being restricted to being practiced only by psychologists and psychiatrists as is stipulated in some countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychotherapist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychotherapist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of psychotherapist in a Sentence

  1. Sigmund Freud:

    The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.

  2. Craig Motlong:

    My grandmother worked at the John Hancock Insurance Company, and was asked to leave when she got married. This was during the Depression. My mom graduated from college and had two career options, really – teacher or psychotherapist.

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