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Counseling Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A formal act or observance that may or may not have symbolic content

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

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

4. Spoken - oral communication

5. 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

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

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

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

9. 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

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

11. Rules that govern society

12. Fidelity to moral principles

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

14. An emotion or set of emotions due to a loss

15. 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

16. A general term for the exchange of information - feelings - thoughts and acts between two or more people - including both verbal and nonverbal aspects o fthis interchange

17. A state of tension - typically characterized by rapid heartbeat - shortness of breath and other similar ramifications of arousal of the autonomic nervous system; an emotion characterized by a vague fear or promonition that something undesirable is go

18. The feelings and their expression

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

20. That branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct - with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certian actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions (webster)

21. A belief in god or gods

22. A learned emotional response to death-related phenomenon which is characterized by extreme apprehension

23. 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

24. Blame directed towards another person

25. The reaction of the body to an even often experienced emotionally as a sudden - violent and upsetting disturbance

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

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

28. A stage of moral development in which the individual considers universal moral principles which supersede the authority of the group

29. 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

30. The individual seeking assistance or guidance

31. 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.

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

33. Any act that is charged with symbolic content

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

35. Adjustments - motivational in nature - to be achieved

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

37. The killing of one human being by another

38. Any event - person or object that lessens the degreee of pain in grief

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

40. The intense physical and emotional expression of grief occuring as the awareness increases of a loss of someone or something significant

41. The experience of the emotion of grief

42. The study of human behavior

43. A deliberate act of self destruction

44. Interventions for a highly emotional - temporary state in which individuals - overcome by feelings of anxiety - grief - confusion - or pain are unable to act in a realistic - normal manner. intentional responces which help individuals in a crisis sit

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

46. 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

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

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

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

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