PRIMAL THERAPY

Developed by U.S psychologist Arthur Janov, Primal therapy is a therapy that encourages clients to release their feelings and emotions through striking objects, weeping and shouting. The therapy has not been extensively evaluated scientifically and is seldom advocated by trained professional therapists. It has been erroneously known as "primal scream therapy".

PRIMAL THERAPY: "Primal therapy can be loud and violent, but may not be effective."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMAL THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primal-therapy/ (accessed July 20, 2019).
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