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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.

February 2020

Walking Through Grief Live Stream

Helping Others Deal with Loss

Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 189.00 (*early rate) $ 219.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2020

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

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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Addictions and Mental Illness Live Webinar

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Feb 21, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 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.

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March 2020

Harm Reduction Live Webinar

A Framework for Change Choice and Control

Mar 03, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 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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Addictions and Mental Illness Live Stream

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Mar 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 03, 2020

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

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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Harm Reduction Live Stream

A Framework for Change Choice and Control

Mar 25, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 04, 2020

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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April 2020

Narrative Therapy Live Stream

Tools for Exploring Stories

Apr 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 24, 2020

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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May 2020

Critical Incident Group Debriefing Live Stream

May 12, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 21, 2020

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

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.

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Walking Through Grief Live Webinar

Helping Others Deal With Loss

May 22, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 19.00 (*early rate) $ 29.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 08, 2020

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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