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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

March 2017

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Mar 27 - Mar 28, 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...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal With Loss Live Webinar

Mar 29, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 39.00 (regular rate)

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...

April 2017

Refugees and Trauma – Understanding and Supporting Resilience

Apr 06 - Apr 07, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 0.00 (regular rate)

This workshop is FULL. Please contact our office to be placed on a waiting list 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...

Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Apr 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 29, 2017
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...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Apr 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 29, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual.   Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 20, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 30, 2017
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 EVENT – Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 20, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 30, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual.   Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

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

Apr 21, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 07, 2017

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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June 2017

Crisis Response Planning

Jun 01, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 11, 2017
To effectively respond to critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.), schools, communities and organizations need to plan ahead of time so they are prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This training will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. Learn more...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Crisis Response Planning

Jun 01, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 11, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual.   Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

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Cancellation Policy

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.

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

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