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)
Online Live Streaming
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
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.
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. Practical strategies and techniques of each of these leading theoretical frameworks will be explored and be accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context.
About This Workshop
- History of Counselling Frameworks
- Value and Purpose of Theory
- The Eclectic Approach
- Current Knowledge and Preferences
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Distortions
- Strengths Based Therapy (SBT)
- How Who We Are Affects How We Help
- Direct Practice Bias
- Helper Boundaries
- Client Boundaries
- Narrative Therapy (NT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- The Assessment Process
- Helping Clients Understand
- Risks and Roadblocks: The Art of Helping
- Is the Plan Working?
- Moving Forward and Building Confidence
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, teachers, social works and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counselling skills.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, video, personal reflection, demonstration of skills, skill development and small group discussion.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the key components of leading counselling frameworks
- Apply different strategies and skills in different helping roles
- Understand how personal beliefs affect being a helper
- Utilize questions and activities to help clients identify and meet goals
You Will Receive
A pdf copy of our resource manual.
Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. This allows you to fully participate in small group discussion and skill development opportunities. Note that each each person needs to individually register and pay.
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