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LIVE VIRTUAL Addictions and Mental Health

Strategies for Complex Issues

Nov 17, 2021 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)

Online Live Virtual

Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW

Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires October 27, 2021

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Workshop Description

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Many people who experience mental health concerns also live with an addiction. While working with multiple issues at the same time is complicated, recovery from both of these issues is possible with an integrated, person-centred, and trauma-informed approach. This workshop provides a framework for assisting people to move forward with healthy ways of coping. Participants will explore the experience of living with an addiction and mental health concerns, be provided with an understanding of contributing and protective factors, and learn how to integrate strategies in a way that respects the person and supports their health.

Some of the Topics Included

  • The Words We Use Matter
  • Beliefs and Assumptions That Impact Our Ability to Support
  • Exploring Stigma, Silence, and Shame
  • Links Between Addictions and Mental Health
  • Key Considerations for Being Helpful
  • Getting to Know the Person Outside of the Problem
  • How an Integrated Approach Works
  • Screening for Addictions and Mental Health Concerns
  • Setting Realistic and Achievable Goals
  • Collaborative Intervention Strategies
  • Assessing and Promoting Readiness for Change
  • Safety and Harm Reduction
  • Skills for Emotional Regulation

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with both addictions and mental health.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the impact of stigma, silence, and shame
  • Describe theories of change from both a mental health and addictions perspective
  • Address individual needs from a unified, person-centred perspective
  • Describe steps for working collaboratively with people on both mental health and addictions
  • Integrate treatment approaches from both the mental health and addiction fields

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About Our Workshops

About the Trainer

John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW

Portrait of John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW

John has been working as a therapist and trainer for over 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. John is a contributing author of our Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books. 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. Read blogs written by John here.

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Addictions and Mental Illness Live Virtual (early rate expires 10-27-21)
Live Virtual - Nov 17, 2021; 9am-4pm Central Time
$ 259.00 CAD $ 229.00 CAD

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, 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.

We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only.

You Will Receive

Login details approximately 3-4 days prior to the event date, as well as a PDF e-manual, and a PDF workshop certificate.

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Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [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 in order 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: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.

Filming and Photography

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute reserves the right to film video content and take photography at our events. Some of our workshops will be live-streamed and filmed for participants not in attendance. Filming and photography may also be used for promotional materials. If you would like to know if we will be filming an event you are attending, please contact our office.