Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)
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psychotherapy (stuttering glossary)
The treatment of behavioral or emotional problems, such as stuttering, by counseling, or by reeducating and influencing the person's mental approaches and his ways of thinking, or of evaluating his problems; any procedures intended to improve the condition of a person that are directed at a change in his mental approach to his problems; particularly his attitudes toward himself and his environment.