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John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW


John Koop Harder, Trainer for CTRI

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.

Read blogs written by John here.

October 2020

LIVE VIRTUAL Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Oct 28, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 07, 2020
Photo for Critical Incident Group Debriefing, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event.

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November 2020

LIVE VIRTUAL Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Nov 04, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 14, 2020
Addictions and Mental Illness workshop photo of man gazing out window

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Harm Reduction

A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control

Nov 05, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 15, 2020

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control.

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LIVE WEBINAR Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Nov 06, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 23, 2020
Photo for Critical Incident Group Debriefing, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI

This is a live webinar event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event.

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LIVE WEBINAR Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Nov 20, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 06, 2020
Addictions and Mental Illness workshop photo of man gazing out window

This is a live webinar event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

The focus of this webinar is to look beyond the complexities of the relationship between addictions and mental illness to the treatment themes that arise when working with co-occurring disorders. Issues of safety, harm reduction and/or abstinence are discussed, along with themes of integrating strategies for working with co-occurring disorders with trauma-informed practices.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Walking Through Grief

Helping Others Deal with Loss

Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $409.00 CAD (*early rate) $459.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 04, 2020
Walking through Grief photo CTRI - Crisis and Trauma

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Every person will experience grief and loss – a profound sense of final separation from something or someone important. Grief is a normal and appropriate reaction to the death of a loved one, the experience of separation/divorce, intergenerational loss, or the loss of opportunity.

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December 2020

LIVE WEBINAR Walking Through Grief

Helping Others Deal With Loss

Dec 04, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 20, 2020
Walking through Grief photo CTRI - Crisis and Trauma

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

he very nature of loss creates a sense of disconnection. As a result, connections and supports are key aspects in walking through grief. This webinar is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Providing Support Remotely

Strategies for Helping From a Distance

Dec 08, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $99.00 CAD (*early rate) $119.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 17, 2020
Image for providing support remotely workshop

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Human beings are built to connect. Our health and resilience are strengthened by interactions with others, which is why it’s natural for us to have a preference for in-person, face-to-face support during times of struggle. However, the realities of COVID-19 and social distancing have forced helpers to adapt how we connect and offer support.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Narrative Therapy

Tools for Exploring Stories

Dec 16, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 25, 2020
Narrative Therapy Photo of books, old, stacked.

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories.

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