CORRECTIVE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE

an idea stemming from psychoanalysis which postulates that patients acquire significant and intensive modification via new interpersonal affective events they encounter with their therapy professional, specifically with respect to events that patients were not able to perfect in formative years.

CORRECTIVE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE: "Corrective emotional experiences serve to establish norms that patients didn't possess in formative years."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORRECTIVE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/corrective-emotional-experience/ (accessed February 17, 2020).
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