PARADOXICAL TECHNIQUE

a therapeutic method wherein a patient is guided by the therapy professional to keep engaging in unfavored symptomatic behavior, and even escalate it, to express that the patient has voluntary control over them. Commonly referred to as paradoxical intervention.

PARADOXICAL TECHNIQUE: "The group will participate in paradoxical techniques at next week's meeting."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PARADOXICAL TECHNIQUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paradoxical-technique/ (accessed June 25, 2017).
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