DYNAMIC FORMULATION

The attempt to organise a clients information so the therapist can better treat and understand the client.

DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms.

DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

1. A committed 2 person relationship. 2. Relationship between therapist and client.

DELUSION OF POVERTY

The belief that a person has when they think they will soon be destitute.

DEPERSONALIZATION

The state of mind where the self appears to be unreal.

DEJA VU

The feeling that an event has happened before. See false memory.

DYNAMIC TRAIT

A personality trait that looks at motivation and putting something into action.

DATA-DRIVEN PROCESS

a cognitive process that centers mainly upon the tangible traits of a stimulant in contrast to its meaning.

DISINTEGRATION OF PERSONALITY

The fragmentation of the personality where the person is longer a unified individual with predictable traits and responses.

DESENSITIZATION

A reduction in reactivity to stimuli. See covert desensitisation- in vivo desensitisation- systematic desensitisation.

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