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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.

July 2020

LIVE VIRTUAL Mental Health Counselling Skills Certificate Program

Jul 13 - Jul 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $2,499.00 CAD (regular rate)
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This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

In the summer of 2020, CTRI is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 10-day Certificate Program over a two week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with mental health.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Jul 27, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
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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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LIVE WEBINAR Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Jul 29, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires July 15, 2020
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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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August 2020

LIVE VIRTUAL Walking Through Grief

Helping Others Deal with Loss

Aug 18 - Aug 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $409.00 CAD (*early rate) $459.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires July 28, 2020
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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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LIVE VIRTUAL Mental Health Awareness and Support

Aug 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires August 05, 2020
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This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee wellbeing.

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LIVE WEBINAR Walking Through Grief

Helping Others Deal With Loss

Aug 28, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires August 14, 2020
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This is a live webinar event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

The 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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September 2020

LIVE WEBINAR Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Sep 14, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $32.99 CAD (*early rate) $41.99 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires August 31, 2020
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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 Providing Support Remotely

Strategies for Helping From a Distance

Sep 22, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $99.00 CAD (*early rate) $119.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 01, 2020
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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 Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Sep 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $219.00 CAD (*early rate) $249.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 03, 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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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
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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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