countersuggestion


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A technique in psychotherapy of negativistic—‘negative’—patients, in which the therapist deliberately suggests the opposite of what is intended

countersuggestion

Psychiatry A technique in psychotherapy of negativistic–'negative' Pts, in which the therapist deliberately suggests the opposite of what is intended. See Reverse psychology.
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He believed that both the countersuggestion and his solution were good answers.
If an editor suggests a change that doesn't work for you, be prepared to explain why and make a countersuggestion.