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Copeland Center Summit

September 11-13, 2013

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District ~ 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 US

Please join us for this dynamic summit on WRAP, Peer Support, and Community.

Just blocks from the Constitution Center where leaders of their time declared a Nation by the People for the People! We gather in recovery by people for people!

This is a gathering for all people interested in the promotion of wellness and recovery alternatives through innovations in self-direction, peer support and community support. The summit is especially beneficial for Certified Peer Specialist, WRAP Facilitators and Peer Advocates to refresh their skills, build connections and learning the latest knowledge on wellness, peer support and community based approaches to recovery.  The Summit has been developed and supported in Collaboration with the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration and the Involved Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN), programs of the Mental Health Association of SE PA.


*****Conference workshops have been approved for MSW CEUs. Now you can attend the conference and earn valuable CEU credit! Additional fees apply.

Key Presenters:

Dr Mark Salzer, Temple University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences will present on the latest research findings on barriers, innovations and benefits of Community Inclusion.






Jane Winterling, Vermont, will present on her history in the development of WRAP with Mary Ellen Copeland, her developments in providing on-going Community based WRAP supports  to people  in Vermont and bridging the gap between mental health and primary care.






Khatera Aslami, Alameda County Department of Behavioral Health will present on Health Care Reform and emerging opportunities for WRAP and Peer Support.






Gina Calhoun, National Director for Wellness and Recovery Education will present on WRAP and community inclusion: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Won't You Be Mine."





Berta Britz, Creating Increased Connections Montgomery County PA, will present on the voice hearing experience and the international movement of peer support for people who hear voices.







Sade’ Ali, Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, will present on the importance of systems leaders to focus on self-direction, peer support and community inclusion.  







Sherri Rushman, Education specialist in Michigan, will present on "Catching Hope: Hope Givers, Hope Receivers, and Hope Stealers". She will immerse you in the power of hope in her presentation.







  • WRAP Seminar I - pre-registration required
  • WRAP Facilitator Refresher Course - pre-registration required
  • Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher - Tuesday, Sept 10 - Friday, Sept 13 - pre-registration required and additional fee.
  • Wellness through nutrition
  • Institute on Healing Support of Trauma
  • Hearing Voices Networks
  • WRAP “Behind the Walls”:  Transitioning from incarceration to community
  • Peer Support in the Health Care Reform Environment
  • Whole Health Peer Support Training
  • Continued Education Credits for Certified Peer Specialist and other disciplines
  • WRAP for people with Developmental DisAbilities
  • WRAP for people who live with clutter and have difficulty letting things go
  • Self-Directed Care through CRIF:  Consumer Recovery Investment Funds
  • Caucus Sessions




Conference includes all day conference sessions, (networking, keynote speakers and workshops) light breakfast, and lunch on all three-days. Enjoy an all-inclusive (conference and lodging at the Wyndham) rate if you choose to stay overnight.


For shuttle service from the Philadelphia International Airport to the hotel, visit Lady Liberty Airport Shuttle for their rates and service.


Commuter - $315

Including Overnight Accomodations (Check in Tuesday 9/10 and Check out 9/13) - $800


Fill out the Summit Registration Form (below) and send (fax, email, or post) it with payment. Sign up now! Space is limited.