counseling


counseling
A professional relationship and activity in which one person endeavors to help another to understand and to solve his or her adjustment problems; the giving of advice, opinion, and instruction to direct the judgment or conduct of another. See psychotherapy. [L. consilium, deliberation]
- genetic c. the process whereby an expert in genetic disorders provides information about risk and clinical burden of a disorder or disorders to patients or relatives in families with genetic disorders as an aid to making informed and responsible decisions about marriage, children, early diagnosis, and prognosis.
- marital c. the process whereby a trained counselor assists married couples to resolve problems that arise and trouble them in their relationship; husband and wife are seen by the same counselor in separate and joint c. sessions focusing on immediate family problems.
- pastoral c. the use of psychotherapeutic methods by members of the clergy, members of a religious community, and/or lay therapists for parishioners seeking help with personal problems.

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coun·sel·ing n professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods esp. in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes

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coun·sel·ing (kownґsəl-ing) provision of information, advice, and support.

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  • counseling — noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑guidance, ↑counsel, ↑counselling, ↑direction • Derivationally related forms: ↑counsel (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Counseling — Counsel Coun sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counseled} ( s[e^]ld) or {Counselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counseling} or {Counselling}.] [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.] 1. To give advice to; to advice,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counseling — /kown seuh ling/, n. Psychol. professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems. Also, counselling. [COUNSEL + ING1] * * * Professional guidance of the individual by use of standard psychological methods such as… …   Universalium

  • counseling — or counselling noun Date: 1927 professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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