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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 Counselling 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.

Upcoming Events

October 2018

Live Stream: Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 230.00 (*early rate) $ 245.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 26, 2018

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

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system.

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November 2018

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies Live Webinar

Nov 05, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 22, 2018

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.

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Live Stream: Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Nov 15, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 25, 2018

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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Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control Live Webinar

Nov 16, 2018 (1 PM - 2 PM)
Price: $ 32.00 (*early rate) $ 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 02, 2018

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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February 2019

Live Stream: Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

Feb 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2019

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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Live Stream: Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control

Feb 14, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: $ 130.00 (*early rate) $ 145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 24, 2019

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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Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the live event are refundable, minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable. If at anytime 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 live events due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of live webinar fees only.

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