In a therapy situation, a therapist or counselor will repeat or rephrase a subject's own words to make certain that remarks have been understood and to provide the subject with the ability to see their ideas and emotions more honestly. Compare to: clarification; interpretation; reframing.

RESTATEMENT: "Restatement can help a patient examine their own thoughts and feelings."
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