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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kown'sel-ing


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]

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