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Language Matters

Rethinking How We Talk About People and Problems

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Language and meaning are interconnected. The words we choose communicate deeply and influence how we understand and work with people and their problems. This webinar explores how developing awareness about language and choosing the right words are essential for an effective counselling relationship.

Trainer: John Koop Harder MSW, RSW

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the power of language
  • Identify the impact of language around talking about people and problems
  • List practical ways of being intentional with your use of language

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level webinar intended for anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Method of Delivery

Each webinar is 60 minutes in length. Live webinars will each contain 60 minutes of instruction from the facilitator using visual powerpoint slides and then there will be 5-10 minutes at the end of the webinar when participants can ask questions directly to the instructor and hear feedback from them in realtime. On-demand webinars include no interactivity with the instructor.

Completing Webinar

Upon viewing the entire webinar, you will be prompted to take a quiz over the content, and then you will receive a participation certificate.

Continuing Education

While 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

Trainer: John Koop Harder

MSW, RSW

John has been working as a therapist and trainer for over 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. John is a contributing author of our Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books. 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. Read blogs written by John here.

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