Internationally recognized for its successful approach to effective helping, Egan's text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. This new Canadian edition incorporates familiar examples and recognizes the uniquely Canadian experience of law, multiculturalism and diversity, as well as policies and programs. The authors have drawn examples from a wide range of both formal and informal counseling contexts. The Skilled Helper masterfully leads readers step-by-step through the counseling process, given them a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. As readers begin to understand the various steps of the helping model, they are able to improve their competence and confidence measurably.