Facilitator Training

The Copeland Center has trained thousands of people across the United States and around the world as Facilitators in mental health recovery and wellness. These facilitators are changing the mental health system to honor people’s recovery journeys. This course models evidence-based peer practices and stresses authenticity and unconditional high regard, as well as a strong set of values and ethics to guide your work.

This training is appropriate for anyone who would like to lead mental health recovery and wellness groups, work with others to develop their own wellness plans, and peer support groups, and give presentations on mental health recovery-related issues to groups or organizations.  Attendees are expected to have a solid working knowledge of their own recovery and share their experiential knowledge of how wellness and recovery can work.

The Facilitator training provides an experiential learning environment based on mutuality. Participants in this course will be expected to participate in interactive learning activities and demonstrate their own experience with wellness and recovery.  To attend this training, it is expected that you have prior experience in peer support, wellness, and recovery workshops through the completion of one of the Copeland Center Seminar I or correspondence courses. (which must be conducted by a Copeland Center Facilitator):

Cost:  $1,300.00 per person (groups may be eligible for group discount rates)

"The impact that this Wellness Recovery Action Plan training is already having on my life and on the way I dealt with 2 clients already this morning is nothing short of profound.  The group, especially colleagues in HCRS who I pass every day, are newly connected with each other in a way hard to describe.  Moreover, I believe that everyone at HCRS must have the opportunity to discover this information and training. It is not a document or book we can stick in our bulging folders or on the shelf of myriad 'how to' literature--- it is an experience.
Our organization is committed to weaving Wellness Recovery Action Planning into the fabric of our system of care, so we can provide alternatives and a holistic framework to support individuals through their journey towards wellness and recovery."   
George Karabakakus Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of S.E. Vermont