Term Supportive Therapies
Code RP-8000
Definition Programs that use guided artistic expression or recreational activities, dietary management, hypnotherapy or other specialized interventions to improve the adjustment of individuals with mental, physical or developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, chronic health conditions or other problems. Supportive therapies are frequently auxiliary types of treatment used to facilitate other forms of therapy but may be also used for diagnostic purposes and are, on occasion, primary treatment modalities whose objectives are to foster health, communication and expression; promote the integration of physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning; enhance self-awareness; and facilitate change.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 10/29/19
Use References Adjunctive Therapies
Specialized Therapies
See Also References Intergenerational Programs (PS-3300)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Counseling (NTE F60)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Specialized Therapy (NPC F07)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "NCCATA: National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations", http://www.nccata.org/

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