Pseudo-psychotherapy technique steeped in regressive therapy. Aims to correct psychological behaviors that may stem from neglect, trauma, abuse, or abandonment which occurred in childhood, which this position posits is the main cause of major illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Encourages a subject to relive parent-induced trauma, with the therapist taking on the role of the parent, and responding appropriately to the
REPARENTING: "Reparenting hopes to alleviate a person's mental issues by providing a good pseudo-parental experience."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REPARENTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reparenting/ (accessed March 21, 2023).