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Counseling Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 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

2. A rule of ethical conduct found in some form in most major religious usually phrased - 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you'.

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

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

5. Moral principles that vary with circumstance

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

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

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

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

10. 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)

11. 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.

12. 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

13. 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

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

15. The individual providing assistance and guidance

16. 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

17. 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

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

19. The killing of one human being by another

20. Blame directed towards another person

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

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

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

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

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

26. Any time someone helps someone else with a problem

27. 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

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

29. 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

30. A therapeutic experiance for reasonably healthy persons. do no confuse this with psychotherapy which is treatment for emotionally disturbed persons - who seek or are referred for assistance with pathological problems. A counselor's clients are encour

31. The study of human behavior

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

33. Preoccupied and intense thoughts about the deceased

34. A process occuring with losses aimed at loosening the attachement ot that which has been lost for appropriate reinvestment

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

36. A belief in god or gods

37. The feelings and their expression

38. 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

39. 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

40. A deliberate act of self destruction

41. The ability to present one's self sincerely

42. An irrational - exaggerated fear of death

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

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

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

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

47. Rules that govern society

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

49. The study of death

50. Spoken - oral communication