FOCAL PSYCHOTHERAPY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 BRIEF GROUP THERAPY ANXIETY NEUROSIS BRIEF PSYCHOTIC DISORDER TREATMENT WITHHOLDING BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY FEAR SURVEY SCHEDULE (FSS) BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY SEVEN PLUS OR MINUS TWO MELANCHOLIC FEATURES Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FOCAL PSYCHOTHERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/focal-psychotherapy/ (accessed March 29, 2020).