COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP

the interplay between therapist and patient wherein the union is of a professional nature, but also marked by sympathy, understanding, and validity, with the...

CULTURE BOUND

depicting outlooks, behaviors, or actions which are the result of a specific society and which aren't frequently observed in other societies or groups.

ACTIVE LISTENING

a psychotherapeutic approach that occurs when the professional listens to a patient meticulously and diligently, inquiring as required, in an effort to completely comprehend...

ALTER EGO

1. An additional character or facet of someone which occurs metaphorically as their replacement or advocate, with diverse attributes. 2. a close, encouraging relative...

APTITUDE TEST

an overall assessment instrument or test designed to measure (a) concrete abilities such as dexterity, visual acuity, and clerical performance- (b) abilities of related...

AUTOSTEREOTYPING

n. refers to the incorporation of stereotypes about the groups one belongs to into one's own self-concept. Also known as self-stereotyping. See also group...

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

n. a process of studying and evaluating behavior in order to identify problem areas. The procedure also involves observing, reporting, and analyzing behavior patterns...

BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT

n. a metabolic defect which contibutes to the onset of a neurological or psychiatric condition. This defect may either be inherited or congenital. In...

CAREER COUNSELING

n. consultation with a trained professional on specific goal-setting in order to change or improve the direction of one's career. These counseling sessions are...

CONCORDANCE RATE

the amount of twin pairs or other genetically related persons who show a certain feature or illness.

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