A term used in psychotherapy, prompting is using suggestion or hints by the therapist to encourage discussion by the client of certain issues. Prompting may consist of reminders of previous topics discussed, helping the client find the right word as they talk or offering helpful interpretations of the issues.

PROMPTING: "Kari liked to use prompting in Eric's sessions. It seemed to keep him on track."
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