SUPPORTIVENESS

the behaviour of the therapist using encouragement, reassurance and acceptance to help a client. the support that is given to the patient by the therapist to get good results of the therapy.

SUPPORTIVENESS: "The therapist used supportiveness to help Joe."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SUPPORTIVENESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/supportiveness/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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