Equipping the Natural Helper
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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.
Language and meaning are interconnected and influential. The words we choose deeply communicate and shape how we understand and work with people and their problems. Our language has the potential to build people up or tear them down. This webinar explores how developing an awareness of language and carefully choosing our words are essential for an effective counseling relationship.
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Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
- List key qualities needed as a peer support
- Identify the benefits and challenges of peer support
- Describe the peer support process