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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

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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