confrontation


confrontation
The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects upon either the therapist, the group, or its member(s).

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con·fron·ta·tion (kon″frən-taґshən) [con- + frons face] the act of facing or being made to face one's own attitudes and shortcomings, the way one is perceived, and the consequences of one's behavior, or of causing another to face these things; a therapeutic technique which demonstrates where change must begin, but which also has destructive potential.

Medical dictionary. 2011.