noun. acronym for a model utilized in counseling patients about sexual troubles. The model supplies successive levels of correspondence or intervention: (i) permission, wherein the patient is told it is okay to do things they may think are not permitted- (ii) Limited /information, wherein the patient is rendered data restricted to that which is directly pertinent to their concerns- (iii) Specific suggestion, wherein behaviors are specified- and Intensive Therapy, that might be necessary if the patient has a complex dilemma. The technique allows the counselor or therapy professional to determine at what point the dilemma is past their level of comfort and understanding and it is proper to refer the patient to another professional.
PLISSIT: "The plissit model was formed in the 1970's."