This course involves an experiential study of the characteristics, skills, and techniques, essential for creating professional counseling relationships. The course will provide the opportunity for personal growth and the development of competency and judgment in utilizing basic interactional skills and techniques. This will be accomplished through a discussion, demonstration, role-play, dyadic practice, recording and critiquing mock counseling sessions, and learning from improvement feedback provided by peers and instructor, and may include clinical note taking. Additionally, student progress in developing professional dispositions will be evaluated through the formal assessment procedures of the department.