A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control
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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.
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. Strategies are provided for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework.
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Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
- Differentiate between traditional approaches to “addictions” and a harm reduction approach
- List qualities/values needed to practice within a harm reduction model
- Utilize a relational framework for understanding and working with a person’s use of substances and behaviors