This highly readable, pragmatic book focuses on basic counseling skills and strategies within a multicultural context. This concise book also provides an orientation and introduction to the helping process and the counseling profession. Current issues within the counseling profession, such as diversity and multiculturalism, are discussed and integrated throughout the book. A unique focus is given to the student's growth and development as a counselor and how the student can best use supervision in this developmental process.Practical exercises and discussion questions interspersed throughout the book provide students with opportunities to practice and apply the skills and strategies presented in each chapter. Frequent use of examples, vignettes, and client cases designed to model and illustrate the key concept and skills presented in each chapter. Focus on the student's growth and development as a counselor.