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Episode 3: Asking Great Questions

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Vicki interviews counsellor and trainer, John Koop Harder. They explore how to get great questions flowing in counselling, and the central role values play in shaping counselling practices. John describes his shift in perspective to see the relationship with problems as the real problem in people’s lives. And he connects the dots among his grandparents’ influence, his role as a father, and the importance of creating space for men to explore masculinity in counselling.

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