primal therapyprimal therapy
a treatment of mental disorder in which the patient, often in group sessions, is induced to reenact his or her infancy and to express emotions violently in screams, shouts, etc.
also primal scream (therapy)
Origin of primal therapyfrom The Primal Scream, book (1970) by A. Janov, United States psychologist
A method of psychotherapy in which patients relive traumatic early childhood experiences and express resulting painful feelings, sometimes by loud crying or screaming.