Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context.
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- Anxiety and its Natural Purpose
- The Nature of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
- Understanding the Stress Response System
- Statistics: Prevalence and Trends
- Overview of Working with Anxiety
- Body-Oriented Anxiety Reduction Strategies
- Mind-Body Anxiety Reduction Strategies
- Cognitive-Behavioral Anxiety Reduction Strategies
- Working to Expand Social Skills
- Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the key components of leading counselling frameworks
- Apply different strategies and skills in different helping roles
- Understand how personal beliefs affect being a helper
- Utilize questions and activities to help clients identify and meet goals
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. John is a co-author of our Counselling Insights book. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults, and families dealing with crisis and trauma. While he has a diverse practice, he has particular interest and specialized experience in working with individuals and families impacted by mental health concerns, violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues, and sexual abuse recovery. John’s work is also informed by his international experiences working with individuals and communities impacted by civil war and ethnic conflicts in Colombia, Albania, and Northern Ireland. John believes people are their own best experts and already have many of the skills, abilities, and competencies that will assist them to address the challenges influencing their lives. John is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, support workers, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counselling skills.