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Counseling Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A highly emotional termporary state in which an individual's feelings of anxiety - grief - confusion or pain impair his or her ability to act

2. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

3. The defense mechanism by which a person is unable or refuses to see things as they are because such facts are threatening to the self

4. Persons are usually conscious of the realtionship of the reaction to the death - but the reaction to the currect experience is excessive and disabling

5. Rules that govern society

6. Having a sense of honor; upright and fair dealing

7. Feelings such as happiness - anger or grief - careated by brain patterns accompanied by bodily changes

8. Helping people facilitate uncomplicated grief to a healthly completion of the tasks of grieving within a reasonable time frame

9. That which is expressed by posture - facial expression - actions - physical behavior; that which is communivated by any means except verbally

10. The individual providing assistance and guidance

11. A death has occured and the funeral director is counseling with the family as they select the services and items of merchandise in completing arrangements for the funeral service of their choice.

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

13. To hold certain information in trust and not disclose without proper authorization or authority

14. The state of estrangement an inidvidual feels in social settings that are viewed as foreign - unpredictable or unacceptable

15. Something - as a reason or desire - acting as a spur to action

16. Spoken - oral communication

17. The individual's ability to adjust the psychological and emotional changes brought on by a stressful even such as the death of a significant other

18. Advice - especially that given as a result of consultation

19. A strong emotion characterized by sudden and extreme fear.

20. An irrational - exaggerated fear of death

21. Fidelity to moral principles

22. The ability to be considerate and friendly as demonstrated by both verbal and non-verbal

23. 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

24. 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

25. The feelings and their expression

26. A conscious postponement of addressing anxieties and concerns

27. 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

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

29. According to client-centered counseling - the necessary quality of a counselor being in touch with reality and other's perception of one-self.

30. A stage of moral development in which the expectations of the social group (family - community and nation) are supported and maintained

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

32. Good comminication within and between men; or good free communication within or between men is always therapeutic

33. The set of values - ideas and opinions of an individual or group

34. 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

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

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

37. Beliefs that are held in high esteem

38. A stage moral development in which the inididual is characterized as not understanding the rules or feeling a sense of obligation to them. looking to experience only that which is good or pleasant or to avoid that which is painful.

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

40. 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

41. An act or practice of allowing the death of persons suffering from a life-limiting condition

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

43. Expressing a though or idea in an alternate and sometimes a shortened form

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

45. A term to describe the experience of grief - espeically in young bereaved parents - where mourning customes are unclear due to an inappropriate death and the abscense of prior bereavement experience; typical in a society that has attempted to minimiz

46. Preoccupied and intense thoughts about the deceased

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

48. Guilt felt by the survivors

49. Choice of actions provided through counseling as a means on solving the counselee's problem

50. A deliberate act of self destruction