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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.

September 2019

Addictions and Youth – Substances, Technology, Porn Live Stream

Sep 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 119.00 (regular rate)
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Low-cost weekend training.

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering.

Youth who are struggling with an addiction often resist attempts at intervention. While some youth are merely experimenting, others may have larger unmet needs that can lead to a negative pattern of use. This workshop provides a framework for responding to a variety of addictions, including those related to substances, gaming, internet, and pornography.

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Addictions and Youth – Substances, Technology, Porn

Sep 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 119.00 (regular rate)
Photo of hands and smartphone. Addiction to internet and social networks for Addictions and Youth Workshop

Low-cost weekend training.

Youth who are struggling with an addiction often resist attempts at intervention. While some youth are merely experimenting, others may have larger unmet needs that can lead to a negative pattern of use. This workshop provides a framework for responding to a variety of addictions, including those related to substances, gaming, internet, and pornography.

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October 2019

Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-occurring Disorders Live Webinar

Oct 18, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 32.99 (*early rate) $ 41.99 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 04, 2019
Photo of depressed person looking out window for Addictions and Mental Illness workshop

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. This webinar provides a framework for working systemically with both addictions and mental illness at the same time.

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Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Oct 21, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 30, 2019
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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. A narrative counselling framework seeks to explore the numerous stories that shape and influence identity, problems, and preferred directions in life.

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks Live Stream

Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 02, 2019
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This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering.

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.

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 02, 2019
Photo for Brief Focused Counselling Skills, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI

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.

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November 2019

Critical Incident Group Debriefing Live Webinar

Nov 15, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 32.99 (*early rate) $ 41.99 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 01, 2019
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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. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

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February 2020

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss Live Stream

Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2020
Photo of person with negative emotion facial expression feeling body language for Walking through Grief workshop

This is a live stream event, please check our 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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Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2020
Photo of person with negative emotion facial expression feeling body language for Walking through Grief workshop

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. While there are similarities in how individuals work through loss, grief is a complicated and unique experience that requires helpers to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of those they are supporting.

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-occurring Disorders Live Webinar

Feb 21, 2020 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 32.99 (*early rate) $ 41.99 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2020
Photo of depressed person looking out window for Addictions and Mental Illness workshop

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. This webinar provides a framework for working systemically with both addictions and mental illness at the same time.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the live event are refundable, minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable. If at anytime you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel live events due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of live webinar fees only.

Event participants will receive login details and information about viewing the live event by email approximately 3 days prior to the date of the event.