The course helps students acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with the practice of individual counseling in a variety of settings. Students will practice interviewing and counseling skills in class through dyads, triads and small group interactions and will provide and receive feedback on this practice. Students will also receive direct feedback on their skill development from the instructor. The course integrates ethical-legal, cultural and gender issues throughout the semester. The instructor will use role-plays, small groups, session transcripts, videotap critiques, case discussions and lectures throughout the course. The course also addresses many of the required areas for Helping Relationships which are outlined in the 2009 Standards for Counseling Programs presented by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).