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work·ing through

(werk'ing thrū),
In psychoanalysis, the process of obtaining additional insight and personality changes in a patient through repeated and varied examination of a conflict or problem; the interactions between free association, resistance, interpretation, and working out constitute the fundamental facets of this process.

working through

a process by which repressed feelings are released and reintegrated into the personality.

working through

Psychiatry Exploration of a problem by a Pt and therapist until a satisfactory solution has been found or a symptom traced to its unconscious roots

work·ing through

(wŏrk'ing thrū)
psychoanalysis The process of obtaining additional insight and personality changes in a patient through repeated and varied examination of a conflict or problem; the interactions between free association, resistance, interpretation, and working out are the chief parts of this process.
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