Course introduces foundational counseling skills including appropriate use of self; empathy, reflective practice, attending and confronting with special attention to the impact of diversity on the counseling relationship. Course will introduce assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning with emphasis on Rogerian and Motivational Interviewing approaches. A weight of the course will be on AOD, co-occurring disorders, suicidality, crisis management and legal and ethical considerations. Case management including collaboration with community resources, psycho-education, referrals and advocacy will be introduced. Recovery oriented care and methods of service delivery will be discussed. A didactic experiential approach will be utilized, including group process. This course will include meeting with consumers of mental health services.