The WRAP Co-Facilitator Directory offers a connection with locally trained and certified WRAP Co-Facilitators who can offer evidence-based practice WRAP workshops in your community. To be listed in this directory, you must have successfully completed the five-day in-person WRAP Co-Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory. Due to COVID certification current as of January 1, 2020, will be maintained.
The directory is designed to fill a need for local resource availability for people seeking WRAP groups. The Copeland Center had to make a sizable investment in technology to get the registry up and running. It is primarily designed for Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitators to participate by purchasing bulk listings for their trainees. Because it takes investigation into each individual request that does not come directly through an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, the Copeland Center has to do detective work to ensure that individuals were properly trained by qualified trainers and this requires a fee. We encourage WRAP Co-Facilitators to request that their trainers contact the Copeland Center to purchase spaces in the registry and therefore eliminate the research required for an individual request and help make it as affordable as possible to both Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitators and WRAP Co-Facilitators. If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator who provided your training. Current Advanced Level WRAP® Co-Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher courses should contact us for more information.
I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist who draws from a combination of education and personal lived experience to connect with and support peers in my community. I am passionate about self-advocacy and supporting peers in using their voice and their power to advocate for their wants and needs.
Enrique Lopez is P.E.E.R.S. WRAP Lead. He was certified as a WRAP Advance Level Facilitator in 2011. In his role, Enrique facilitates Spanish WRAP groups, WRAP weekly groups, 1 day WRAP Overviews, WRAP 3-day workshops, WRAP 5 day facilitator trainings, and engages in outreach to the Latino community regarding wellness and recovery. After completing the Alameda Network of Mental Health Clients’ Best Now program in 2007, Enrique became a certified peer counselor and gained an interest in WRAP facilitation through PEERS.
Eric Larson, is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator who has been living a Wellness Recovery Action Plan lifestyle since 2003. Eric’s passion for wellness alternatives serves as a catalyst for engaging facilitation for group learning. He served as WRAP Coordinator for the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Institute for Recovery and Community Integration for six years. Eric is currently using WRAP to redefine his life around grief, meaningful work, spiritual challenges and Diabetes. Eric’s current role includes cofacilitating Online WRAP Workshops and Refreshers for the Copeland Center.
Eric is currently a Peer Recovery Coach at Telecare Partners In Wellness in San Jose, CA., where he has worked since May 2018. Prior to working at Telecare Partners In Wellness, Eric worked at Telecare Changes in East Oakland, CA.,, where he worked as a Peer Support Specialist and Personal Service Coordinator for four years. Eric is a graduate of the BestNow! Peer Support Training program in Oakland CA.
Erica Buffington has been actively involved in mental health wellness and recovery for 18 years. She has given presentations in the U.S. and Canada on wellness, recovery and the WRAP in addition to conducting WRAP Facilitator Trainings.
Eugene Priester, III (Abdul Muhaymin Al-Salim) is an Islamic Studies Instructor and Program Manager for Life Skills and Reentry with the Tayba Foundation. After years of struggling with using and selling drugs and an eventual dual Federal and State sentence Eugene was able to gain control of his life. He has used his past experiences to help him to be more effective in connecting with the people that he has mentored, coached, and counseled over the last thirteen (13) years. Eugene (Abdul Muhaymin) is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while furthering his studies of the Islamic sciences.
As an active duty/reservist with combat and medical trauma backgrounds, I can perhaps relate to some of your experiences. You may find my years of education, training, and military multi-campaign exposure a resource to help you glean the spiritual and natural wisdom needed for more successful post-military living – especially with a past involving trauma. Many of today’s Veterans need assistance for a fulfilling post-service quality-of-life. Traumatic events during military service may raise questions about how to see answers and obtaining resources “beyond themselves” – beyond the psycho-social dimension. This is where Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) comes in!
"To Be 'Myself' In A World That Is Constantly Trying To Make 'Me' Something Else Is 'My' Greatest Accomplishment." Paraphrase of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote sums up my whole life upon my completion of becoming a WRAP Facilitator where I finally accepted that being myself, the best way that I am able to express who I am, is okay and that it is enough.
I am a social worker in Mental health Services for The Elderly Cavan (Ireland). As such I have trained in WRAP facilitation, not only for my own benefit, but for those who avail of our service. I look forward to being a part of developing WRAP and bringing it to the lives of the older generations and their carers.