contractual psychiatry

con·trac·tu·al psy·chi·a·try

an older term for psychiatric intervention voluntarily assumed by the patient, who is prompted by personal difficulties or suffering and who retains control over participation with the psychiatrist.

con·trac·tu·al psy·chi·a·try

(kŏn-trak'shū-ăl sī-kī'ă-trē)
Psychiatric intervention voluntarily assumed by the patient, who is prompted by his personal difficulties or suffering and who retains control over his participation with the psychiatrist.