counseling

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counseling

noun

: advice and support that is given to people to help them deal with problems, make important decisions, etc.

Full Definition of COUNSELING

:  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

Variants of COUNSELING

counseling or counselling

Examples of COUNSELING

  1. She is receiving counseling to cope with the death of her husband.
  2. The college offers career counseling.

First Known Use of COUNSELING

1927

coun·sel·ing

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COUNSELING

: 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

counseling

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Professional guidance of the individual by use of standard psychological methods such as collecting case-history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. The counselor's goal is generally to orient the individual toward opportunities that can best guarantee fulfillment of his personal needs and aspirations. The counselor usually attempts to clarify the client's own thinking rather than to solve his problems. Professional counselors (such as educational guidance and career counselors) and counseling psychologists (such as marriage and bereavement counselors) are found in a wide variety of institutional settings and in private practice. See also psychotherapy.

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