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Thematic Apperception Test refers to an exercise originating in psychotherapy, designed to allow the subject to project hidden feelings or associations onto a neutral object or scene.

Thematic groupings refers to the Step 2 of the inverted pyramid method of case conceptualization . Requires organizing all identified client problem and symptoms into intuitive-logical groupings or constellations. Four (4) types of intuitive-logical judgment may be applied: descriptive-diagnosis , clinical targets, areas of dysfunction , or intrapsychic .

Thematic roles are ways in which items can be used in the context of communication.

Theophylline refers to a drug used as a smooth muscle relaxant in the treatment of asthma .

Theoretical framework refers to the process of designing intervention by using principles that are grounded in theory.

Theoretical inferences refers to step 3 of the inverted pyramid method of case conceptualization . Requires attempting to tentatively match client themes developed in previous steps of the process to areas of difficulty according to the counselor ’s theoretical orientation. At this step, previously identified symptom constellations are refined to reflect inferences about deeper aspects or causal roots of the client’s difficulties.

Theoretical orientation refers to the system of understanding human functioning and dysfunction applied by the clinician to his or her understanding of client/patient needs.

Theoretical perspective refers to an orientation to understanding the causes of human behavior and the treatment of abnormality.

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