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Words in Psychology that I Hate: “Treatment”

Trick or Treatment Planning, by Jim NolanWithin the world of Psychology, I absolutely hate the verb “to treat.” As in “my client came in for treatment.”That word got co-opted from the medical world where people DO treat burns, broken legs, strep throat, diabetes, whooping cough, beriberi, and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.In therapy, we engage in deep, meaningful,…
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