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D2W Regional Consumer Leadership Training Convergence 

June 24th- 29th

Aurora, NE

Doors To Wellbeing is hosting a training educational peer convergence. This unique concept will create a regional mental health consumer education network for all current and future peer specialists. The convergence will hold distinct training tracks. The results will create a large group of peer specialists who will have areas of expertise which they, in turn, can share with other peer specialists in their regions. All participants will come together daily to share what they have learned and to develop strategies to bring their knowledge and skills to their colleagues.


There are currently no more seats available for the D2W Regional Consumer Leadership Training Convergence. For more information, please email

Trainings available:

Track 1

  • WRAP Seminar II: WRAP Facilitator Training (must have completed Sem I before attending) No More Seats Available

  • WRAP Seminar III: Advance Level Facilitator Training (Must meet all required requirements) No More Seats Available

  • WRAP Seminar II Refresher: WRAP Facilitator Training Refresher No More Seats Available

Track 2

  • WE- Wellness Engagement Training No More Seats Available

Track 3 

  • Facilitating Community Inclusion & Peer Support Training No More Seats Available


Registration is free (Supported under grant number SM062557 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) Space is limited in every training.

Room occupancy cost varies by length of training days and by Single or Double Room Occupancy. Room Occupancy is all inclusive, includes all your meals.

Lodging check-in for all trainings is June 24th, 2018 at 3pm. Note some trainings will begin on June 24th. Full training attendance is necessary to receive certificate for the training chosen to attend. Some training require prerequisite make sure you read carefully before reserving lodging.

D2W Regional Consumer Leadership Training Convergence is ONLY open to our assigned SAMHSA regions, 3 & 7.  Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia. Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Keynote Speaker

Mark Salzer, PhD is a psychologist, widely published researcher, and globally recognized thought leader and pioneer in the role of Community Inclusion in ​Mental Health ​Recovery.

A professor and founding Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. Dr. Salzer is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with ​mental health challenges ( 

At the convergence, Dr. Salzer will be giving Monday’s opening Keynote address, “Promoting Community Inclusion and Participation”

Dr. Salzer will discuss community inclusion​ for individuals in mental health recovery​ as a rights issue comprising of two societal commitments. First, to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to fully participate in the community. Second, to establish communities that actively seek out and welcome the participation of everyone. Basic ​essentials for promoting community inclusion and participation will be offered​.

Track 1

WRAP Facilitators Certification Training

Convergence Check in Starts at 3pm, June 24th / Training Starts: June 25-29 9am- 4:30pm

This five-day intensive training for certification of WRAP Facilitators is co-facilitated by Certified Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators using the Copeland Center’s standard five-day agenda. Participants in this certificate course are provided with Dr Mary Ellen Copeland’s WRAP® Facilitator manual and learn how to use this manual to facilitate WRAP workshops using techniques that support a core set of values and ethics.

This training is appropriate for anyone who would like to lead WRAP® groups, work with others to develop their own WRAP and give presentations on mental health recovery related issues to groups or organizations.  Participants are expected to have a solid working knowledge of WRAP and share their experiential knowledge of how WRAP can work. Before attending the training, it is expected that you have completed a Seminar I WRAP® and can illustrate WRAP® through personal examples using WRAP® in your own life. No More Seats Available

No More Seats Available

WRAP Facilitator Certification Refresher

Convergence Check in Starts at 3pm, June 24th / Training Starts: June 25-27 9am- 4:30pm

The WRAP Refresher is a interactive course co-facilitated by Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators to sharpen and expand facilitation skills of WRAP Facilitators to further engage groups in the Wellness Recovery Action Planning. In order to improve skills and stay informed regarding effective approaches to WRAP Facilitation continued learning is imperative.

Recommended for WRAP Facilitators to enhance knowledge and skills with WRAP and to get updates on implementing WRAP as an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). No More Seats Available

Through attendance in this course WRAP Facilitators will:

  • Recognize expanded options on how to give effective group introductions.

  • Identify additional knowledge areas, values and ethics of WRAP.

  • Apply at least one new skill to sharpen and expand group facilitation skills.

  • Develop new and creative approaches to facilitation to accommodate participant challenges and differing group needs.

No More Seats Available

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Certification Training

Convergence Check in Starts at 3pm, June 24th / Training Starts: June 24th 5pm/ Ends June 29 4:30pm

The Copeland Center Training for Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators is an interactive course that sharpens and expands facilitation skills for training WRAP® Facilitators- facilitators that will ensure the continued availability of WRAP®, the Key Concepts, and a core set of Values and Ethics to whomever it might benefit. It is run by a select group of Copeland Center Facilitators/Mentors who are experienced in facilitating groups. These Facilitators/Mentors work closely with the Center's current findings and effective facilitation approaches through partnership with the Executive Director and Mary Ellen Copeland. No More Seats Available

This five-day intensive training for certification of Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators  is co-facilitated solely by Copeland Center trainers with oversight provided by the Executive Director. Participants build on their experience as WRAP® Facilitators using the Copeland Center Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators Instruction Manual in order to conduct Seminar II WRAP Facilitator Trainings in their community or agency. Certification requires submission of evaluations, video demonstration, successful completion of a knowledge assessment and mentoring. This workshop is for people who have completed the Seminar II WRAP® Facilitator Training and who have facilitated at least five Seminar I WRAP® workshops as a WRAP® Facilitator. 

Application must be accepted before registering to attend. For additional information on the requirements contact Katie Wilson, Director of Operations, 

No More Seats Available

Track 2

Wellness Engagement Training- WE

Convergence Check in Starts at 3pm, June 24th / Training Starts: June 25-27 9am- 4:30pm

WE Training is a self-directed structure for people who want to work one on one or to educate and support constituents to implement support groups. It is ideal for mental health peer support specialists, people who support someone facing a challenge and anyone who wants to enhance their ability to empower others to activate planning in their lives. In this training, participants learn skills that can take peer work deeper to encourage others to take practical steps for their own wellness.

Personal mental health lived experience opens the door for us, but it’s our relationship skills that create change in people’s lives. WE training translates the values and ethics of peer support toward working collaboratively, creating healthy relationships, and identifying starting points for exploring wellness and action planning. You will learn techniques to engage people to recognize their own abilities and their power to plan for themselves. Additionally, this training can assist with the challenge of engaging people in their own wellness. No More Seats Available

WE Training compliments WRAP®, eCPR, Recovery Coaching, Mental Health First Aid, WHAM, supported employment and other practices as well as being a powerful tool for peer support specialists.

Topics Covered:

  • Healthy Relationships as a way to understand healthy boundaries.

  • Understanding the concept of structure as a tool to support someone to create self-directed plans when one’s life is in chaos - Plans within Plans.

  • Tools to create self-sustaining peer support groups with shared power relationships.

  • How to use language as a doorway to connection and a way to get started on the pathway to recovery.

  • How to engage others in Crisis Planning after a difficult challenge.

  • Tools to more deeply understand personal wellness and how to develop actions steps as a process of maintaining a well peer workforce

No More Seats Available

Track 3

Facilitating Community Inclusion & Peer Support Training

Convergence Check in Starts at 3pm, June 24th / Training Starts: June 25-28 9am- 4:30pm

Facilitating Community Inclusion & Peer Support Training

The Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery and Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion have partnered together to develop and offer a training and technical assistance package to assist with the implementation of practices and tools to promote community participation for people in recovery through the skills of Peer Support.   

This is a five-day experiential training for the peer support workforce.  Through the learning objectives for this course participants will: Describe the community inclusion fundamentals that guide recovery. Apply 1:1 facilitation skills in supporting a peer in recovery to increase their participation and contributions in the community of their choosing. Utilize tools for identifying, addressing and improving policy and organizational changes to improve community inclusion outcomes. Expand their community connections and supportive networks to promote community wellness. Identify experiential exercises involving the use of the TUCP and other tools to facilitate the community inclusion journeys of individuals through peer support. No More Seats Available

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