OVERCORRECTION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. With regard to therapy, a method utilized whenever a client shows improper behavior, wherein the therapy professional asks the client to repeat the actions in an proper but exaggerated manner. OVERCORRECTION: "Over-correction is often more effective as a therapeutic approach to children than to adults." Related Psychology Terms COUNTERTRANSFERENCE PASSIVE LISTENING TREATMENT PROTOCOL PLAY GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY POSITIONING TRANSACTION COUNTERSUGGESTION TIME OUT (TO) 1 NO-SUICIDE CONTRACT PLISSIT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "OVERCORRECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overcorrection/ (accessed November 18, 2017).