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.
Hello, my name is Cathy E. Karwatski, I'm 49 years old I have been working as a Certified Peer Specialist for 7 years and a WRAP-Seminar I-Facilitator for 4 years and most recently I have completed a WRAP Seminar II Co-Facilitator training on September 28, 2018, I have become part of the Pennsylvania Certification Board-Certified Peer Specialist in August 2018.
I am a registered nurse at Crestwood Chula Vista and fell in love with WRAP after attending the WRAP I seminar. It has truly changed my life and has allowed me to be more of advocate for myself as well as others. I am excited to learn more and share my love of WRAP with others!
Hi there!! My name is Chally. I am currently working as a senior psychology advisor for a non-profit organization, and as a therapist associate in private practice in Menlo Park, CA.
I was first introduced to WRAP in 2015 when I was going through a challenging time in my life, recovering from complex trauma. Ever since I have been using WRAP as the “blue print” for my own wellness journey. I love WRAP because it is a simple, empowering and transformational tool that can be developed by anyone who wants to make a positive change in their lives. It is exciting to be able to introduce this wonderful method to others. I’m looking forwards to facilitate WRAP groups in the Bay Area.
I can only show you how much hope I have for others. The words have already been used. Like minded people will all ways seek each other out. We must propel one another, so not to slip back into our illness. My hope for you is that together we can find your words.
I was originally certified by John Woodruff, B.J. North, and Khatera Aslami in June 18, 2010. I became an Employment Certified Peer Counselor by Recovery Innovations on February 6, 2015 by lived experience; and not through employment training. Prior to becoming a Peer Counselor, I actively advocated for accountability of non-effective services for a year at State level, in Sacramento, Ca., as a ACBHCS Client Stakeholder Representative.
Charlene Feathers, M.A. is a proud native of Oakland, CA who has overcome adversity, abuse, and unhealthy habits. During her journey toward wellness, she unearthed her purpose to use her skills to support people as they desert oppressive hindering mindsets and embrace their purpose. Charlene is a mother of two. She is a mentor and public speaker; she has her Master’s in Human Services Counseling and has certifications as a WRAP Facilitator, a Relationship Coach, Life Coach, and Wellness Coach.
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.
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.
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.