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John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW


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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. John is a co-author of our Counselling Insights book. 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.

November 2018

Live Stream: Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Nov 15, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 145.00 (regular rate)
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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. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories.

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Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control Live Webinar

Nov 16, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 39.00 (regular rate)

Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviors. It offers strategies to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and to increase and promote safety, choice and control. This webinar explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works and for whom it may apply.

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February 2019

Live Stream: Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

Feb 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2019

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Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both?

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Live Stream: Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control

Feb 14, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 24, 2019

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

Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviors. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addiction” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment.

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

Feb 22, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 08, 2019
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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 are discussed, along with themes of integrating strategies for working with co-occurring disorders with trauma-informed practices. This webinar provides a framework for working systemically with both addictions and mental illness at the same time.

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April 2019

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies Live Webinar

Apr 05, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 22, 2019

While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. When high levels of distress are experienced, it is important for people to be able to access strategies for reducing anxiety. This webinar presents practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety.

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May 2019

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal With Loss Live Webinar

May 24, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 10, 2019

The very nature of loss creates a sense of disconnection. As a result, connections and supports are key aspects in walking through grief. This webinar 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. Cultural and popular understandings of grief and loss, and the influences these have on how we experience and work with grief will be explored.

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June 2019

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

Jun 03 - Jun 04, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 230.00 (*early rate) $ 245.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 13, 2019

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Every person 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.

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Live Stream: Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Jun 20, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 30, 2019
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This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering.
Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful.

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