DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

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

DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

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

DYNAMIC FORMULATION

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

DEJA VU

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

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.

DEFENSIVENESS

The tendency to be sensitive to comments and criticism and to deny them.

DISORDER

A group of systems that can involve abnormal behaviour, intense or persistent stress or the disruption of a function. See mental disorder.

DEFERRED IMITATION

Imitating an act some time after it happened. Proposed by Jean Piaget and first seen at around 18 months old.

DIFFERENTIAL GROWTH

The growth rate that is different to other growth rates.

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