AFFECTIVE DISCHARGE

the declaration of powerful feelings by patients going through treatment in which the professional uses certain methods targeted at creating more intense examination of prior experiences. Affective discharge is considered to be a excretion of clairvoyant energy. Commonly referred to as cathectic discharge.

AFFECTIVE DISCHARGE: "The therapist's affective discharge methods helped Tammy to really dig deep into her past and find the reasons to which she has developed such insecure attachments to men."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AFFECTIVE DISCHARGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affective-discharge/ (accessed February 22, 2020).
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