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  1. Abnormal (complicated,unresolved) grief
    Grief extending over a long period of time without resolution.
  2. Acute Grief
    The intense physical and emotional expression of grief occurring as the awareness increases of a loss of someone or something significant.
  3. Adaptation
    The individual's ability to adjust to the psychological and emotional changes brought on by a stressful event such as the death of a significant other.
  4. Affect
    Feelings and their expressions.
  5. Aftercare (post-funeral counseling)
    Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
  6. A.I.D.S
    Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome.
  7. Aggression
    The intentional infliction of physical or psychological harm on another.
  8. Alarm
    Fear or anxiety caused by the sudden realization of danger.
  9. Alienation
    the state of estrangement an individual feels in social settings that are viewed as foreign, unpredictable or unacceptable.
  10. Alternatives
    A choice of services and merchandise available as families make a selection and complete funeral arrangements.
  11. Anger
    Blame directed towards another person.
  12. Anomic Grief
    A term to describe the experience of grief, especially in young bereaved parents, where mourning customs are unclear due to an inappropriate death and the absence of prior bereavement experience, typical in a society that has attempted to minimize the impact of death through medical control of disease and social control of those who deal with the dying and the dead.
  13. Anticipatory Grief
    A syndrome characterized by the presence of grief in anticipation of death or loss, the actual death comes as a confirmation of knowledge of a life-limiting condition.
  14. Anxiety
    A state of tension, typically characterized by rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath, an emotion characterized by a vague fear or premonition that something undesirable is going to happen.
  15. At-need counseling
    A death has occurred 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.
  16. Attachment Theory (Bowlby)
    The tendency in human beings to make strong affectional bonds with others coming from the need for security and safety.
  17. Attending (listening)
    Giving undivided attention by means of verbal and non-verbal behavior.
  18. Attitude
    A learned tendency to respond to people, objects, or institutions in a positive or negative way.
  19. Bereavement
    the act or event of separation or loss that results in the experience of grief.
  20. Chronic Grief
    Excessive in duration and never comes to satisfactory conclusion.
  21. Client-Centered Counseling (person-centered)(Carl Rogers)
    A phrase coined by Carl Rogers to refer to the type of counseling where one comes actively and voluntarily to gain help on a problem , but without any notion of surrendering his own responsibility for the situation, a non-directive method of counseling which stresses the inherent worth of the client and natural capacity for growth and health.
  22. cognitive
    from the Latin word, to know, the study of the origins and consequences of thoughts, memories,beliefs, perceptions,explanations and other mental processes .
  23. Committal service
    The rite of finality in a funeral service preceding cremation, earth burial, entombment or burial at sea. the portion of the funeral that is conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies.
  24. Communication
    A general term for the exchange of information, feelings, thoughts and acts between two or more people, including both verbal and non-verbal aspects of this interchange.
  25. Complicated (unresolved, chronic) Grief
    Grief extending over a long period of time without resolve.
  26. Congruence
    According to client-centered counseling, the necessary quality of a counselor being in touch with reality and with others, perception of one's self.
  27. Coping
    Characteristic ways of responding to stress.
  28. Counselee
    The individual seeking assistance or guidance.
  29. Counseling (webster)
    Advice, especially that given as a result of consultation.
  30. Counseling (Jackson)
    Anytime someone helps someone else with a problem.
  31. Counseling (Rogers)
    Good communication within and between people, or good (free) communication between people is always therapeutic.
  32. Counseling (Ohlsen)
    A therapeutic experience for reasonably healthy person. do not confuse this with psychotherapy which is treatment for emotionally disturbed person who seek (or are referred for) assistance before they develop serious neurotic, psychotic, or character disorder.
  33. Counselor
    the individual providing assistance and guidance.
  34. Crisis
    A highly emotional temporary state in which an individual's feelings of anxiety, grief, confusion, or pain impair his or her ability to act.
  35. Crisis Counseling
    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 response which helps an individual in a crisis situation.
  36. death Anxiety
    A learned emotional response to death-related phenomena which is characterized by extreme apprehension (Anxiety or fear about the future)
  37. Delayed Grief (Worden)
    Inhibited, suppressed, or postponed response to a loss.
  38. Denial
    The defense mechanism by which a person is unable or refuses to see things as they are because such fact are threatening to ones self.
  39. Directive Counseling
    Counselor takes a live speaking role, asking questions,suggesting a course of action.
  40. Discrimination
    Treating members of various social groups differently in circumstances where their rights or treatment should be identical
  41. Displacement
    Redirection of emotion to other targets.
  42. Dyad
    two units regarded as a pair, for example, husband and wife.
  43. Ego Defense Mechanism
    unconscious, irrational means used by the ego to defend against anxiety.
  44. Emotion
    The outward expression or display of mood or feelings
  45. Emotions
    Feelings such as happiness, anger, or grief, created by brain patterns accompanied by bodily changes.
  46. Empathy (Wolfelt)
    The ability to enter into and share the feelings of others.
  47. Emotional Expression
    The outward expression or display of mood or feeling state.
  48. Euthanasia (Right to Die)
    An act or practice of allowing the death of persons suffering from a life-limiting condition
  49. Exaggerated Grief (Worden)
    Persons are usually conscious of the relationship of the reaction to the death, but the reaction to the current experience is excessive and disabling.
  50. Facilitate
    To assist understanding of the circumstances of situations an individual is experiencing, and to assist that person in the selection of an alternative adjustment if necessary.
  51. Fear
    A strong emotion marked by such reaction as alarm, dread, and disquiet.
  52. Focusing
    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.
  53. Frustration
    the state of being prevented from attaining a purpose, and the blocking of satisfaction by some kind of obstacle.
  54. Funeral Rite
    An organized, flexible, purposeful, group-centered , time-limited response to death which reflects reverence, dignity, and respect.
  55. Funeral service psychology
    The study of human behavior as related to funeral service.
  56. Genuineness (Wolfet)
    The ability to present one's self sincerely.
  57. Goals
    Adjustment, motivational in nature, to be achieved.
  58. Grief
    An emotion or set of emotions due to a loss.
  59. Grief counseling
    Helping people facilitate uncomplicated grief to a healthy completion of the tasks of grieving within a reasonable time frame.
  60. grief Syndrome (Lindmann)
    A set of symptoms associated with loss.
  61. Grief Therapy (Worden)
    Specialized techniques which are used to help people with complicated grief reactions.
  62. Griefwork (Lindemann)
    A process occurring with loss, aimed at loosening the attachment to the dead for reinvestment in the living.
  63. Guidance
    Support or support system provided to the counselee who is seeking an alternative adjustment to problems.
  64. guilt
    Blame directed towards one's self based on real or unreal conditions.
  65. Homicide
    the killing of one human being by another.
  66. Hospice
    Historically an inn for travelers, especially one kept by a religious order, also used to indicate a concept designed to treat patients with life-limiting condition.
  67. Illustrating
    Detailed examples of adjustments, choices or alternatives available to the client or counselee from which a course of action may be selected.
  68. Informational Counseling
    Counseling in which a counselor shares a body of special information with a counselee.
  69. Interpersonal attraction
    Social attraction to another person.
  70. Living will
    A document which governs the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from an individual in the event of an incurable or irreversible condition that will cause death with in a relatively short time, and which such person is no longer able to make decisions regarding his/her medical treatment.
  71. Masked grief (Worden)
    Occurs when persons experience symptoms and behaviors which cause them difficulty, but do not see or recognize the fact that these are related to the loss.
  72. mitigation
    Any event, person, or object that lessens the degree of pain in grief.
  73. Motivation
    the process that initiates, directs, and sustains behavior satisfying physiological or physiological needs.
  74. Mourning
    An adjustment process that involves grief or sorrow over a period of time and helps in the reorganization of the life of an individual following a loss or death of someone loved.
  75. Non-verbal communication
    that which is expressed by posture, facial expression, actions or physical behavior which is communicated by any means except verbally.
  76. Option
    choice of actions provided through counseling as a means of solving the counselee's dilemma.
  77. Panic
    A strong emotion characterized by sudden and extreme fear.
  78. Paraphrasing
    expressing a thought or idea in an alternate and sometimes shortened form.
  79. Personality
    A relatively stable system of determining tendencies within an individual.
  80. Person centered (client centered) counseling
    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 responsibility for the situation. its a non directive method of counseling which stresses the inherent worth of the client and the natural capacity for growth and health.
  81. Persuasion
    A deliberate attempt to change attitudes of belief with information and arguments.
  82. Positive Regard
    according to Carl Rogers, accepting the client or counselee as he or she is without imposing judgments or stipulations.
  83. Post-Funeral Counseling (aftercare)
    those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
  84. Prejudice
    negative attitude towards others based on their gender, religion, race or membership in a particular group.
  85. Pre-Need Counseling
    that counseling which occurs before death.
  86. Projection
    attribution of one's unacceptable thoughts, feelings or behaviors to someone else.
  87. Psychiatrist
    a medical doctor with a specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
  88. Psychology
    the study of human behavior.
  89. Psychotherapy (Jackson)
    intervention with people whose needs are so specific that usually they can only be met by specially trained physicians or psychologists. The practitioners in this field need special training because they often work with deeper levels of consciousness.
  90. Rapport
    a relation of harmony, conformity, accord or affinity established in any human interaction.
  91. Rationalization
    supplying a logical, socially acceptable reason rather than the real reason for an action.
  92. Regression
    a defense mechanism used in grief to return to more familiar and often more primitive modes of coping.
  93. Repression
    blocking of threatening material from consciousness.
  94. Resistance
    an adaptive maneuver characterized by an inability or unwillingness to act with the aim of asserting or sustaining individual control, autonomy or self-esteem.
  95. Respect (Wolfelt)
    the ability to communicate the belief that everyone possesses the capacity and right to choose alternatives and make decisions.
  96. Restitution
    according to Simos, a compelling need by which the individual attempts to restore inner psychological equilibrium, uniting past, present, and future int he cycle from loss and fewr of loss to acceptance.
  97. Ritual
    any act that is charged with symbolic content.
  98. Searching
    preoccupied and intense thoughts about the deceased.
  99. Shame
    the assumption of blame directed toward one's self by others.
  100. Shock
    the reaction of the body to an event; often experienced emotionally as a sudden, violent, and upsetting disturbance.
  101. Situational Counseling
    related to specific situations in life that may create crises and produce human pain and suffering. This type of counseling adds another dimension to the giving of information, in that it deals with significant feelings that are produced by life crises.
  102. Social comparision
    making judgments about ourselves through comparison with others.
  103. Social Facilitation
    a phenomenon that occurs when an individual's performance improves because of the presence of others.
  104. Stress
    life events and minor hassles that exert pressure or strain.
  105. Stressor
    any event capable of producing physical or emotional stress.
  106. Sublimation
    redirection of emotion to culturally or socially useful purposes.
  107. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    also known as SIDS and Crib Death; the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant which remains unexplained after complete autopsy and a review of the circumstances around death.
  108. Suicide
    a deliberate act of killing oneself.
  109. Suicidal Gesture
    an unsuccessful attempt made by a person to end his or her own life.
  110. Suicidal Ideation
    thoughts of ending one's life.
  111. Summary
    a brief review of points covered in a portion of the counseling session.
  112. Suppression
    a more or less conscious postponement of addressing anxieties and concerns.
  113. Survivor Guilt
    guilt felt by family and friends after a death.
  114. Sympathy
    sincere feelings for the person who is trying to adjust to a serious loss.
  115. Thanatology
    the study of death.
  116. Thanatophobia
    an irrational, exaggerated fear of death.
  117. Threat
    a statement or action which creates anxiety in an individual's life.
  118. Verbal Communication
    spoken, oral communication.
  119. Warmth and Caring (Wolfelt)
    the ability to be considerate and friendly as demonstrated by both verbal and non-verbal behaviors.

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