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John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW


Photo of John Koop Harder, Trainer at CTRI

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 Counseling 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.

September 2019

Live Stream: Addictions and Youth – Substances, Technology, Porn

Sep 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 69.00 (*early rate) $ 79.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 07, 2019

Low-cost weekend training.

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

Youth who are struggling with an addiction often resist attempts at intervention. While some youth are merely experimenting, others may have larger unmet needs that can lead to a negative pattern of use. This workshop provides a framework for responding to a variety of addictions, including those related to substances, gaming, internet, and pornography.

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October 2019

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

Oct 18, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 19.00 (*early rate) $ 29.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 04, 2019

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

Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 189.00 (*early rate) $ 219.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 02, 2019

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

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. 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.

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November 2019

Critical Incident Group Debriefing Live Webinar

Nov 15, 2019 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 19.00 (*early rate) $ 29.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 01, 2019

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. 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 people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

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February 2020

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

Feb 21, 2020 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 19.00 (*early rate) $ 29.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2020
Addictions and Mental Illness workshop photo of man gazing out window

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.

Learn more...

March 2020

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

Mar 03, 2020 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 19.00 (*early rate) $ 29.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 18, 2020

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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CTRI Counselling Insights Conference

Mar 04 - Mar 06, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 529.00 (*early rate) $ 599.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 04, 2020
Price: $ 349.00 (*early rate) $ 399.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 05, 2020

Are you looking for support to be able to help the people you are working with? If so, we hope you will join other helpers, caregivers, and counselors for two or three days of inspirational speakers and sessions. Learning from others in roles similar to your own is a key way of finding inspiration and guidance.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven 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 seven 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 and accommodation 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

bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

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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

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