This course is designed as an experiential approach to learning the basic counselling skills of the helping profession. The focus is on inter-relationship of the "helper" and the "helpee" in contributing to learning and growth. Both insight and action are important dynamics in the helping process. Within the use of basic counselling skills, the "helper" must have an appreciation and respect for the dignity of those who seek help. An overview of the generic structure that would facilitate quality helping relationships will be presented: including: a review of various helping models, assessments & developing a plan of care, and case conferences.