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confrontation

 
the act of facing or being made to face one's own attitudes and shortcomings, the way one is perceived, and the consequences of one's behavior, or of causing another to face these things. It is a therapeutic technique which demonstrates where change must begin, but which also has destructive potential.

con·fron·ta·tion

(kon'frŏn-tā'shŭn),
The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects on either the therapist, the group, or its member(s).

confrontation

/con·fron·ta·tion/ (kon″frun-ta´shun) a therapeutic technique constituting the act of facing or being made to face one's own attitudes and shortcomings, the way one is perceived, and the consequences of one's behavior, or of causing another to face these things.

confrontation

Psychiatry Bellicose communication that deliberately invites a Pt or client to self-examine some aspect of his/her behavior in which there is a discrepancy between words and deeds

con·fron·ta·tion

(kon'frŏn-tā'shŭn)
The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects on either the therapist, the group, or its member(s).

confrontation

1. Insistence by one person that another person should give due attention and weight to data asserted or opinions expressed.
2. A rough method of visual field testing in which the examiner compares the extent of the area of the patient's visual perception with his or her own, while sitting face to face and with opposite eyes mutually fixated.

Patient discussion about confrontation

Q. When it comes to stress and confrontation, any suggestions on how to deal with that. all i can do is cry and withdraw. I've found that this doesn't solve a thing or resolve any issue that may be at hand. I am unable to cope with these situations. I would love some ideas to try and deal with life and to allow my life to continue when it comes to things like this.

A. I heard from members of our group that just just discussing your daily feelings makes you them feel better. This is very useful to people. Please tell us more and share with us. There are so many people that care here.

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This sharing of feelings humanizes the confrontation without the teacher relinquishing power.
Crawford or any of its subsequent Confrontation Clause opinions.
The study reported here builds upon our previous quantitative work examining confrontation (Polcin, Galloway & Greenfield 2006).
It led to a complete incapacity on the confrontation arena, a major collapse of the Arab defensive base, and broken regimes controlling their populaces by force while suffering on the domestic fronts much more than their suffering on the lines of the confrontation border [with Israel].
During an inspection visit to the Lebanese-Israeli borders, Barak said: "Israel is ready to deal with every situation including the probability of a new confrontation with Hizbullah.
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The taxi marshalls maintain order at the ranks simply by a highly visible presence and ensuring there is no queue jumping which can be a cause for confrontation.
From a modern Catholic perspective, it is tempting to think of the history of Christian-Muslim relations as one that, at least in recent decades, has been gradually moving from a pattern of confrontation and conflict to one of dialogue and cooperation.
ENI-An east African church grouping has joined with an inter-religious council and a leading NGO to urge religious leaders from the Horn of Africa to help avert a looming regional military confrontation in Somalia.
Paul's opening quote from Deuteronomy (30:11-14) brings God's Word close in the confrontation with the powers.
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