RESTRAINT By N., Sam M.S. - 4 Capacity to impede harmful or objectionable behaviors. Applying discipline measures to arrest violence in patients seeking to harm themselves or others. RESTRAINT: "She showed restraint in the courtroom." Related Psychology Terms DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Counselor and Client Safety CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) Dissociative Identity Disorder FAMILY CARE OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RESTRAINT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/restraint/ (accessed January 24, 2022).