a communication pattern in which the person sends the same message on both verbal and nonverbal levels.Okay, that rings a bell. Here's more detail in a definition of mood congruence:
consistent with one's mood, a term used particularly in the classification of mood disorders. In disorders with psychotic features, mood-congruent psychotic features are grandiose delusions or related hallucinations occurring in a manic episode or depressive delusions or related hallucinations in a major depressive episode, while mood-incongruent psychotic features are delusions or hallucinations that either contradict or are inconsistent with the prevailing emotions, such as delusions of persecution or of thought insertion in either a manic or a depressive episode.And that's that--for the licensing exam, you're up to speed. Will this show up on the exam? Maybe not as a "define this" question, but as a subtle part of an assessment vignette? Could be.
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Mood congruence (Wiki)
Congruent communication (PeoplePolarity.com)
Active Listening (AnalyticTech.com)
Good luck with the exam!