Addictions and Youth
Substances, Technology, and Porn
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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. 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.
This webinar provides a framework for responding to a variety of addictions, including those related to substances, gaming, internet, and pornography. The needs underlying the choice to participate in a potentially addictive activity and issues that are unique to working with youth are considered. Both short-term and longer-term intervention strategies are provided.
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Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
- Utilize a relational lens in understanding “addictions”
- Explore themes in assessment of youth and addictive behaviors
- Identify strategies and approaches specific to youth and “addictions”