POSTTEST COUNSELING

a kind of genetic counseling which takes place during and following disclosure of genetic test results. Posttest counseling centers upon the person's comprehension of the connotation of the test result and of the alternatives for screening. Considerable attention is paid to the psychological status of the person and to evaluating whether the person requires further psychological or genetic services.

POSTTEST COUNSELING: "The posttest counseling session will last for about an hour."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTTEST COUNSELING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/posttest-counseling/ (accessed August 20, 2019).
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