The focus of this course will be the integration of counseling theory into practice. Students will be introduced to techniques, skills, and interventions of counseling applied to a variety of human problems. Using a seminar format inclusive of didactic and experiential learning, students will learn essential interviewing and counseling skills/techniques necessary to become effective counselors within a multicultural society. Students will also begin the process of developing a personal philosophy of counseling. Students will receive instruction on the development of a therapeutic relationship, establishment of appropriate counseling goals, intervention strategies design, client outcomes evaluation, and appropriate termination of the counselor-client relationship. A significant portion of the course uses simulated counseling experiences in the Counseling Laboratory where students are videotaped, observed and given supervision.