reparenting
 n.— «In a letter, Humphreys told the licensure board that he had used a technique called “reparenting,” encouraging some clients to view him as a father, even once sitting a woman on his lap. During sessions, he wrote, he would hold his clients’ hands or kiss their cheeks or embrace them for up to 15 minutes at a time.» —“Therapy board to file an injunction” by Frank E. Lockwood Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky) Aug. 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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