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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Cheryl Sharp holds the unique perspective of a person who has recovered from significant mental health challenges, a trauma survivor, a family member of a loved one who died as a result of mental health challenges, and a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. Sharp received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies followed by her Master’s Degree of Social Work specializing in health and aging.  Sharp has worked with adult trauma survivors for over 33 years training and speaking internationally on trauma-informed approaches and suicide prevention.

Chris LaBrusciano

As a young child in his first school days Chris’s teacher noted how he had supported a fellow student who was struggling and overwhelmed by emotional challenges. Through his own traumatic life experiences he had begun developing awareness and coping skills that he was able to share with his peers. Later on in his secondary school (teen years) he was chosen to be part of a group trained as “peer counselors” in the late 70’s. After years of food and retail management Chris realized he wanted to use his life skills as a support person for individuals struggling with integration and challenging behaviors. The past twelve years have found him employed as a professional peer support person and advocate and also a yoga instructor at a consumer operated peer support center. Trauma awareness and the myriad of coping skills we are capable of developing for survival inform his world view. The belief in hope, balance and re-alignment as natural processes keep his focus on wellness, both in his own life and for those he supports.

My first introduction to WRAP was through my own personal journey of healing. WRAP became more than a way of planning, more than a way of thinking for me; it became a foundation for my entire life. WRAP works! As I later became a mental health professional, I sought training in WRAP in order to more firmly incorporate the ideas and methods of WRAP into my work and to bring the knowledge of WRAP to others.

Chris Clasby

Christopher Clasby from Missoula Montana has worked in the broad field of disability and human services, including mental health, for the past 20 years. Before earning a Master’s degree in social work, he earned a BA in English and worked as a high school English teacher. He also spent six years as Program Coordinator for Montana’s Assistive Technology program and now works as a Peer Advocacy Program Coordinator at Summit Independent Living Center (ILC).

Chris was introduced to WRAP in 2013, became a WRAP facilitator, and has facilitated WRAP workshops with his colleagues at Summit ILC. He has developed his own WRAP but has been more impressed by observing the extent to which WRAP empowers others to gain control of their lives and make decisions for themselves. This principle is consistent with independent living philosophy as well as the self-determination promoted by many groups.

Chris Cotham

Chris is a WRAP facilitator as well as a Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor in Rhode Island .Chris has worked in both the mental health and substance abuse fields practicing now in co-occurring disorders. He has experience inside the Department of Corrections as well as community outreach and peer to peer coaching.

Chris Cotham

Chris is a WRAP facilitator as well as a Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor in Rhode Island .Chris has worked in both the mental health and substance abuse fields practicing now in co-occurring disorders. He has experience inside the Department of Corrections as well as community outreach and peer to peer coaching.

Cole Deyarmin

Cole is a Psych Rehab coach, Certified Peer Specialist, Forensic CPS, CPS for aging population, CPS for crisis intervention. Cole studied Biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and is an Acacia Fraternity member since 1996. Work history includes ACT teams, CPS teams, and now at RHD a new Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation team.
Cole enjoys the outdoors and hiking and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cory Will

Cory Will is a Licensed Master's Social Worker, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Peer Recovery Specialist Trainer licensed in Virginia, and 17 year Marine Corps Veteran. Cory has also become a certified Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Co-Facilitator and is certified in QPR Suicide Intervention and Prevention as well as other crisis intervention techniques. In addition, he has participated in multiple seminars and virtual course work in Mental Health.

I am a LMSW working in the field of mental health and substance dependency. I have a personal WRAP plan, which has evolved greatly over the four year period since I was first introduced to WRAP and I look forward to continue to grow and adapt with my plan! I will be providing WRAP groups at Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare in Mason City. I also hope to be part of expanding WRAP throughout the state of Iowa.

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