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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. 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, sexual abuse recovery and cyber-bullying/harassment. 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.  He is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.

Upcoming Events

October 2017

Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Oct 24, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 235.00 (regular rate)
Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful. Learn more...
November 2017

Refugees and Trauma – Understanding and Supporting Resilience

Nov 01 - Nov 02, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 220.00 (regular rate)
CTRI is pleased to support the efforts of individuals and organizations working with refugees by offering this workshop at a 50% discount from our normal workshop rate. Refugee individuals and families carry with them vulnerability, potential post-traumatic stress as well as strengths and stories of resilience.  This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects individuals and families physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. Learn more...

Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 24, 2017
The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults are… Learn more...

Live Stream: Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 24, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. Learn more...

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies Live Webinar

Nov 23, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 09, 2017

While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. When high levels of distress are experienced, it is important for people to be able to access strategies to reduce anxiety. This webinar presents practical and accessible strategies to assist both adults and children in reducing anxiety. Learn more...

December 2017

Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Dec 07, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 15, 2017
Children and youth need the adults in their lives to help navigate the difficulties that come along with mental health and to connect them with necessary support and services. This workshop is designed for education and social service providers, caregivers and anyone seeking a better understanding of the complexities that surround mental illness with this population. Participants will be provided with a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, signs and symptoms, themes for treatment and… Learn more...
February 2018

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

Feb 16, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 02, 2018

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 based programming are discussed, along with themes of integrating co-occurring work with trauma informed practices.

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Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Feb 28, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2018
Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns. For some it can become overwhelming and even paralyzing. Caregivers may feel unsure of where to begin when helping those who frequently feel depleted, helpless and ashamed of their struggles. Learn more...

Live Stream: Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Feb 28, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2018

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns. For some it can become overwhelming and even paralyzing. Learn more...

March 2018

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 28, 2018
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 frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques of each of these leading theoretical frameworks will be explored and be accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context. Learn more...
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time 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 workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
www.ccpa-accp.ca

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
www.cpca-rpc.ca

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Alberta College of Social Workers
www.acsw.ab.ca
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
www.vracanada.com

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
www.acctcounsellor.com

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
www.cavewas.com

To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]