Live Virtual Workshops
Equipping the Natural Helper
Credit Hours (CEC)
- Define peer support
- Summarize benefits and challenges to a peer support role
- List counselling skills that are part of a peer support process
- Describe steps for a peer to guide a conversation
*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- Qualities of the Peer Helper
- Common Missteps in Helping
- Essential Communication Skills
- Exploring Strengths and Resources
- Supporting Mental Health
- Dealing with Risks
- Looking After Ourselves – Dealing with the “Downsides” of Helping
This introductory level workshop is appropriate for people in a wide variety of settings.
Trainer: John Koop Harder
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.