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Counseling Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Centering a client's thinking and feelings on the situation causing a problem and assisting the person in choosing the behavior or adjustment to solve the problem

2. Preoccupied and intense thoughts about the deceased

3. Grief extending over a long period of time without resolution

4. Related to specific sitations in life that may create crisis and produce human pain and suffering. This type of couseling adds another diminsion to the giving of information in that it deals with significant feelings that are produced by life crises

5. Support or support system provided to the counselee who is seeking an alternative to problems

6. Sincere feelings for the person who is trying to adjust to a serious loss

7. A phrase coined by Carl Rogers to refer to that type of counseling where one comes actively and voluntarily to gain help on a problem - but without any notion of surrendering his own responsiblity for the situation; a non-drective method of counselin

8. To assist in understanding of the circumstances or situations the individual is experiencing - and to assist that person in the selection of an alternative adjustment if necessary

9. Syndrome characterized by the presence of grief in anticipation of death or loss; the actualy death comes as a confirmation of knowledge of a life-limiting condition

10. A formal act or observance that may or may not have symbolic content

11. Occur when persons experience symptoms and behaviors which cause them difficulty but they do not see or recognise the fact that these are related to the loss

12. The ability to enter into and share the feelings of others

13. A stage of moral development in which moral reasoning is based on reward and punishment from those in authority

14. Guilt felt by the survivors

15. Counseling in which a counselor shares a body of special information with a counselee

16. Couselor takes a live speaking role - asking questions - suggesting courses of action - etc.

17. Adefense mechanism used in grief to return to more familiar and often more primitive modes of coping

18. Consists of abstract patterns (the rules - ideas - beliefs shared by members of society) of and for living and dying - which are learned directly or indirectly

19. A culturally entrenched pattern of behavior made up of: 1) sacred beliefs 2) emotional feelings accompanying the beliefs and 3) overt conduct presumable implementing the beliefs and feelings

20. Detailed examples of adjustments - choices - or alternatives available to the client or counselee from which a course of action may be selected

21. Strong emotion marked by such reactions as alarm - dread - and disquieting

22. Beliefs that are held in high esteem

23. Inhibited - suppressed or postponed responce to a loss

24. Giving undivided attention by means of verbal and non-verbal behavior

25. Providing a choice of services and merchandise available as families make a selection and complete funeral arrangements - formulating different actions in adjustine to a crisis

26. An organized - flexible - purposeful - group centered - time-limited response to death which reflects revernce - dignity and respect

27. Moral principles that vary with circumstance

28. Any time someone helps someone else with a problem

29. The study of human behavior

30. Crib death. the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant - which remains unexplained after a complete autopsy and a review of the circumstances around the death

31. The asumption of blame directed toward one's self by others

32. That counseling which occurs before a death

33. The killing of one human being by another

34. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

35. The state of being prevented from attaining a purpose; thwarted; the blocking of the satisfaction of a perceived need by some kind of obstacle

36. The cultural heritage or identity of a group - based on factors such as language or country of origin

37. Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral

38. The study of human behavior as related to funeral service

39. A brief review of points covered in a portion of the counseling session

40. Spoken - oral communication

41. The customs - values - and standards of practice of a group - age - or theory intended to be timeless.

42. A deliberate act of self destruction

43. Blame directed toward one's self based on real or unreal conditions

44. A defense mechanism in which anger is redirected toward a person or object other than the one who caused the anger originally.

45. Fidelity to moral principles

46. A philosophy that does not focus on the worship of a god or gods.

47. The tendency in human beings to make strong affectional bonds with others coming from the need for secrity and safety

48. An irrational - exaggerated fear of death

49. Intervention with people whose needs are so specific that usually they can only be met by specifically trained physicians or psychologists. The practicioners in this field need special training because they often work with deeper levels of consciousn

50. An adjustment process which involves grief or sorrow over a period of time and helps in the reorganization of the life on an individual following a loss of death of someone loved