WORKING THROUGH

1. with regard to psychotherapy, the procedure in which patients identify, explore, and cope with psychological problems, on both an intellectual and emotional level, via the display of such material to, and in conversation with, the therapy professional. 2. with regard to psychoanalysis, the procedure wherein patients slowly surpass their resistance to the unveiling of unconscious items and are continually brought face to face with the suppressed emotions, dangerous urges, and interior disputes at the base of their troubles.

WORKING THROUGH: "One can be said to be working through a traumatic or difficult situation. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WORKING THROUGH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/working-through/ (accessed August 15, 2019).
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