milieu therapy


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milieu therapy

[mēl′yü ′ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
The treatment of mental disorder or maladjustment by making substantial changes in a patient's immediate life circumstances and environment in a way that will enhance the effectiveness of other forms of therapy. Also known as situation therapy.
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Reconciliation of studies on environmental stressors and milieu therapy begins by first looking at how person-environment interacts on a momentary basis rather than the larger perspective represented in milieu studies.
Milieu therapy was the shibboleth of psychiatry in the 1960s; it had replaced custodial care.
Also, milieu therapy provided weak or no effects for treatment of serious juvenile offenders.