COUCH By N., Sam M.S. - 15 noun. With regard to psychoanalysis, the piece of furniture that the client reclines upon. Commonly referred to as an analytic couch. COUCH: "The first thing that comes to many people's mind when therapy is suggested is a couch." Related Psychology Terms Counselor and Client Safety CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY Selecting a Diagnosis Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Identifying Relevant Theories and Models Diagnosis and Treatment Planning RECONSTRUCTIVE THERAPY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "COUCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/couch/ (accessed August 15, 2022).