This course provides foundational education in, core counseling skills and techniques from, therapeutic listening and empathy to invitational,, reflecting, and challenging skills. The course is, aimed at helping counselors develop a foundation, as strong, effective, and multiculturally attuned, therapeutic agents for their work with youth and, adults. Students can expect to examine, multidimensional aspects of their own racial,, social, and cultural identities, intrapersonal, issues, and their potential impact on helping, relationships. This course is experiential, and, learning experiences include observing,, practicing, and applying various skills and, techniques in the helping process, and giving peer, and receiving peer and instructor feedback.