therapy that is brief and relies on goal setting and active techniques. It may last as long as 10 -20 sessions and aims to correct behaviour and interpersonal patterns. See directive counselling; reality therapy; sector therapy.
SHORT-TERM THERAPY: "Joe had short term therapy for his anger management."
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