The course addresses many of the required areas for Helping Relationships addressed in the 2009 Standards for Counseling Programs presented by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The course helps candidates acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with the evidence based practice and treatment planning. The course integrates empirically supported therapy relationship variables and implementing evidence based knowledge into practice settings. This course uses methods of instruction that include case discussions, lectures, didactic and experiential approaches to teach students the evidence based/empirically supported intervention strategies commonly used in clinical counseling practice. Overall, the course is organized to expose students to the entry-level competencies related to using evidence based counseling approaches.