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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

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...

Live Stream: Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 28, 2018

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

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal With Loss Live Webinar

Mar 23, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 09, 2018

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 2018

Mental Health Awareness and Support

Apr 13, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 23, 2018
Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance 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. This workshop is designed for any person who knows someone who has mental health concerns. Learn more...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 05, 2018
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...

Live Stream: Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 05, 2018

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

May 2018

Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control

May 11, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 20, 2018
Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It offers strategies to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addictions” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment. 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]