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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

July 2017

Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Jul 06, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 220.00 (regular rate)
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 participants experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. Learn more...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Jul 11 - Jul 12, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 420.00 (regular rate)
Every person at some point in life 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… Learn more...
October 2017

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities

This workshop is offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance. For leaders and managers, dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that leadership has the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support can lead to continued productivity, retention of employees and overall satisfaction in the workplace. Learn more...

Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Oct 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 28, 2017
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. Learn more...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Oct 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 28, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our 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. Learn more...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal With Loss Live Webinar

Oct 20, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 06, 2017

The very nature of loss creates a sense of disconnection. Given this, connection/supports will be key aspects in walking through grief. This webinar focuses on important qualities of the helper and practical strategies to consider when supporting others in their grief. Learn more...

November 2017

Refugees and Trauma – Understanding and Supporting Resilience

Nov 01 - Nov 02, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 199.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 11, 2017
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 EVENT – 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...

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Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the live webinar 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 live webinar 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.

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