milieu therapy

noun
a type of inpatient therapy, used in psychiatric hospitals, involving prescription of particular activities and social interactions according to a patient's emotional and interpersonal needs.

Origin:
1935–40

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milieu therapy n.
Psychotherapy in which the milieu is arranged for the benefit of the patient.

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