Facilitator Directory

The WRAP Facilitator Directory offers connection with locally trained and certified WRAP 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 WRAP Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory. 

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 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 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 Facilitators and WRAP Facilitators.  If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator who provided your training.  Current Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher course to should contact us for more information.  

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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.

Erik Deiters, MFTi, is the Program Coordinator for the Mentoring And Peer Support (MAPS) program in San Francisco, an integral part of the Collaborative Courts serving dual-diagnosed clients that are provided an opportunity for treatment rather than incarceration. Erik also sees clients in his private therapy practice in the Castro neighborhood, where he has the opportunity to provide compassionate counseling to the LGBTQ community. WRAP is an essential component of recovery for clients in the jails and is provided for clients after their release.

Erin Scienze has an extensive background working with both juvenile and adult substance abuse. Her passion goes above and beyond her job description. She believes in the power of recovery and is actively involved in her own recovery. Erin is currently working at LifeStream Behavioral Center as a Family Intervention Services Case Manager and is also a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist.

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.

My name is Floyd Berger. I am a veteran of the United States Navy. I have worked as a CPS, CPSS for the last seven years, at the facility where I had been receiving my treatment for my MH issues. During that time, I was able to become a VA, Forensics, and Mental Health First Aid certified Peer Specialist. I also facilitate the CMP peer group, that Amey Dettmer started in our area. I also help with the housing maintenance for my companies TAY program. I enjoy helping people help themselves, so I guess being a CPS, and now a WRAP facilitator fits right in with that!

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! 

Gabe Ray

Hello, my name is Gabriel Ray! Let me start by saying I am happy to be a WRAP Facilitator. I had my first experience with WRAP a few years back when I witnessed a facilitator help a group create their own WRAP's. At the time, I remember thinking what a great program this WRAP is and now here I am a WRAP Facilitator.

I am currently the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation, Healing Native Youth Minds Project. I have worked for tribal communities my entire professional career. I am a tribal member of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. My first experience working with tribal communities was helping my uncle take care of the water system on the Hopland Indian Reservation in Northern California. I was between 7 and 10 years old at the time and would measure the water in the storage tanks, test the water, and chlorinate the water as needed. This is where I was first taught what it is to work for the benefit of a community. I have since, worked for many different tribes and under many different programs.

Gabriella Jackson

"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.

Gale Sherrid is an LCSW with experience in child welfare, hospitals, corrections and private practice. She also does training, consulting and MSW supervision.

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