WRAP Around The World 2015

August 24-26, 2015 - Washington DC

The Copeland Center is pleased to announce the next WRAP Around the World Conference on August 24-26, 2015 in Washington, DC. We hope you will join us for this grassroots conference that brings together the WRAP community! Conference registration: $425. WRAP Facilitator Refresher and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refreshers will be offered post conference-see below.

Register today!

Sneak Peek at the Conference Schedule

Check out the interactive schedule. More workshops, speakers, and events are being confirmed each day, so check back regularly! 

Confirmed Sessions:

  • WRAP for Reducing Clutter
  • The Transformative Power of WRAP: Putting WRAP to Work in Mental Health Service Provider Organizations
  • The Wellness Movement: Creating Community Connections through WRAP
  • WRAP for Housing
  • Communicating WRAP
  • Creating Connections Through Communication
  • WRAP® for People with Developmental Distinctions: Panel Presentation
  • Using WRAP in Jail Diversion Programs
  • Bringing WRAP to School
  • Don't Let The Diagnosis Kill You
  • Strategies for Well-Being


Reception with Mary Ellen Copeland - Tuesday, August 25 @ 6:30pm

Mary Ellen CopelandPlease join us for a reception with author, educator, and mental health advocate: Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. Overlooking the historic scenery of Washington, DC, the reception will have a meet and greet, music, food, and beverage. Come watch the sunset with friends in wellness and support the Copeland Center. Both conference attendees and those living in the area are welcome to get tickets.

Tickets: $50 for members, $100 for non-members

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001)

Space is limited. Register now!

Instruments of Healing Program at the Reception with Mary Ellen Copeland

How can making music help to give us hope in our recovery?  Do you have a favorite song that you listen to when times are rough?  Do you play an instrument to de-stress?  Do you have a memory of a time when a certain song affected you deeply?  Music can be used as a wellness tool in our recovery from our life challenges and compliment other things we are doing to keep ourselves well.  When we listen to and play music, all parts of our brain become engaged, neurotransmitters are released, and our capability for memory, attention, and information processing improves.  

During our programs, Instruments of Healing, provides opportunities for consumers to collaborate together in the music making process.   Program elements include: education, instrumental experimentation, basic skill instruction, group collaboration, solo singing, and sing alongs. Together, through our unique form of musical peer support that has been recognized by SAMHSA, people improved their self-esteem and confidence, learned better social skills, collaborative skills, new instrumental skills, and listening skills, and most importantly – have found HOPE.  Come join us for this exciting musical program, and see how music can become a wellness tool in your recovery.

Call for Caucus Sessions

WRAP Goes to Washington! is a conference for grassroots networking, supporting each other, and building movements on a variety of topics. The Copeland Center is seeking innovative facilitators to submit caucus topics that will bring together the diverse, wellness-oriented networking sessions that appeal to attendees.

Past caucuses have included:

  • WRAP for Veterans and People in the Military
  • Making Wellness Work in Difficult Times
  • Ending Human Rights Violations in the Mental Health System
  • Wellness Recovery in the Face of the Criminal Justice System
  • Spreading Wellness Today
  • Increasing Language Access and Improving Multicultural Sensitivity in Mental Healthcare

Most sessions will be scheduled from 9:30am-11:30am on Monday, 8/24.

WRAP Goes to Washington! will be on August 24-26, 2015 in Washington, DC (Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001). Caucus organizers are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and lodging.

Highest priority will be given to proposals that are received before the end of the day on April 30, 2015.

Submit your proposals here

Hyatt Regency DC

WRAP Facilitator Refresher and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher Options
Aug 24-26 and Aug 27-28 (Refresher Specific Training) - *****SOLD OUT*******

This year's Refresher options allow WRAP Facilitators and Advanced Level Facilitators to attend the whole conference, give presentations, and learn the best and newest developed practices in WRAP facilitation. In order to gain Refresher credit, attendees must participate in all days of the conference, including Refresher evening sessions, and attend the 2-day specific training on August 27-28. This will allow those seeking Refresher credit to participate in the conference and get a quality Refresher that reflects updated practices. For Refresher attendees, the training goes until 5pm on Aug 27-28. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly. Missing part of the session will make you ineligible for Refresher credit. Spaces will be limited.

Conference registration plus WRAP Refresher: $725

Conference registration plus Advanced Level WRAP Refresher: $800

Scholarship Funding

The Copeland Center has given out 15 scholarships directly to individuals who applied through our open scholarship pool. We look forward to seeing them in Washington, DC.


Conference Hotel
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill - 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20001 - Special rate of $149/night for the conference
Conference Schedule