rational therapy

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

therapeutic procedures introduced by Albert Ellis and based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties; it is assumed that the patient can be assisted in overcoming his or her problems by a direct, prescriptive, advice-giving approach by the therapist.

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

(rash'ŭn-ăl thār'ă-pē)
Therapeutic procedures based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties.
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