FOCAL PSYCHOTHERAPY By N., Sam M.S. - 75 the term for a short-term therapy aimed at the relief of a single symptom, such as a phobic anxiety or feelings of guilt. It does not involve long term therapy. FOCAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: "Joe had focal therapy for his snake anxiety." Related Psychology Terms OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Developing a Case Study CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Comparison of Assessment Tools SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ANTISOCIAL REACTION ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FOCAL PSYCHOTHERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/focal-psychotherapy/ (accessed June 25, 2022).