Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss
Jun 06 - Jun 07, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
Saskatoon, Saskatoon – Park Town Hotel
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
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.
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 supporting. This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. Through personal sharing and discussion, cultural and popular understandings of grief and loss, and the influences these have on how we experience and work with grief will be explored.
About This Workshop
- Overview of Grief and Loss
- Making Sense Of Grief
- Myths, Misunderstandings and Messages
- Models of Understanding Grief
- Exploring the Impacts of Grief and Loss
- Grief, Loss and Depression
- Grief, Loss and Trauma/Complicated Grief
- Grief, Loss and Addictions
- Responding to Grief and Loss
- Paths to Healing/Recovery
- Experiencing/Expressing the Pain of Loss
- Becoming your own expert on grief
- Remembering and Ritual
- Merging your Paths
- Developing a New Identity
- Obstacles to Grieving “Well”
- Preparing for Loss
- When Additional Support May be Needed
- Tips For Working With Children And Youth
- Additional Strategies
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for counselors, family support workers, mental health workers, community workers and others supporting people working through grief.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand the complexities of grief and loss.
- Recognize the influence of dominant discourses and mainstream understandings of grief and their influences.
- Respond and support individuals, families and communities impacted by grief.
- Identify those needing increased support and intervention.
- Apply and adapt learnings to their own context and community.
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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.
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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)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
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