n. a meaningful experience characterized by trust and empathy on a mutual level. When a person relates to another positively in this way, the process becomes therapeutic and beneficial to the patient. Thus, such encounters are common in therapy and counseling sessions.

BASIC ENCOUNTER: "Group counseling sessions capitalize on the positive healing effects of the basic encounter."
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