CONSENSUAL VALIDATION

the procedure wherein a professional assists a patient in verifying the correctness of their interpretation or the outcomes of their experience by comparison to those of other people, frequently in the same frameworks of group therapy.

CONSENSUAL VALIDATION: "Michael always felt better after his therapy sessions- perhaps it was the doctor's management of consensual validation that helped."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONSENSUAL VALIDATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/consensual-validation/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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