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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. 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, sexual abuse recovery and cyber-bullying/harassment. 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.  He is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.

Upcoming Events

November 2017

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies Live Webinar

Nov 23, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: 39.00 (regular rate)

While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. When high levels of distress are experienced, it is important for people to be able to access strategies to reduce anxiety. This webinar presents practical and accessible strategies to assist both adults and children in reducing anxiety. Learn more...

December 2017

Live Stream: Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Dec 07, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 145.00 (regular rate)

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. Children and youth need the adults in their lives to help navigate the difficulties that come along with mental illness and to connect them with necessary support and services. This workshop is designed for education and social service providers, caregivers and anyone seeking a better understanding of the complexities that surround mental illness with this population. Learn more...

February 2018

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

Feb 16, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 02, 2018

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 based programming are discussed, along with themes of integrating co-occurring work with trauma informed practices.

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Live Stream: Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Feb 28, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 130.00 (*early rate) 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 06, 2018

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns. For some it can become overwhelming and even paralyzing. Learn more...

March 2018

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

Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 230.00 (*early rate) 245.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 27, 2018

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. 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. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths Based, Narrative and Solution-Focused frameworks. Learn more...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal With Loss Live Webinar

Mar 23, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 09, 2018

The very nature of loss creates a sense of disconnection. Given this, connection/supports will be key aspects in walking through grief. This webinar focuses on important qualities of the helper and practical strategies to consider when supporting others in their grief. Learn more...

June 2018

Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies Live Webinar

Jun 18, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 04, 2018

This webinar continues as a natural extension of the Part I Webinar. We will explore a series of strategies that helpers can use to engage a person on the cognitive, behavioural, emotional and interpersonal aspects of depression. Emphasis will be placed on separating the person from the problem and the need to get to know each – the person and their experience/relationship with depression. Learn more...

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 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 7 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-enrollment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel 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

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning  refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [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 to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshop earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

Organizations and associations that have formally approved our workshops:

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

Because of our approval with ASWB and NBCC, many State Boards accept our workshops for Continuing Education Credit. Please contact your state board/association directly to confirm their requirements.

To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]