|psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he sees the world and himself: used particularly to treat depression|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
cognitive therapy n.
Any of a variety of techniques in psychotherapy that utilize guided self-discovery, imaging, self-instruction, and related forms of elicited cognitions as the principal mode of treatment.