TARGET PATIENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a person in group therapy who is the focus of discussion. The person is targetted to be a focus of attention while doing therapy is a target patient. TARGET PATIENT: "Joe was the target patient in his group therapy session." Related Psychology Terms GROUP CLIMATE DIRECTED DISCUSSION METHOD TRIAL THERAPY SENSATE FOCUS THERAPY TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR THERAPY BOUNDARY ISSUES PHENOMENOLOGICAL THERAPY NONDIRECTIVE APPROACH ADHERENCE VERBAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TARGET PATIENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/target-patient/ (accessed January 17, 2020).