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Tuesday, September 10
 

7:30am

Registration
Registration will be open for conference attendees on Tuesday, 9/10.

Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:30am - 4:30pm
Registration

9:00am

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher Course is for certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators and will renew current skills as well as provide opportunities for growth.  This course a highly interactive and experiential 4 day course.  The topics will cover the evidenced based practice on conducting a 5 day WRAP Facilitators course, focus on the skills of strength based feedback, importance and role of mentorship and an enhanced understanding of the application of essential values and ethics of WRAP®

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1)    Use learned techniques in the strengths-focused feedback process of the WRAP Facilitator Course based on the principals of  WRAP Values and Ethics

2)    Clearly describe the current 5-day structure of WRAP Facilitator Training, based on the Evidence-Based Practice

3) Describe the Values & Ethics its role and application in training and mentoring WRAP Facilitators.

4) Practice how to facilitate the 4 Practice Elements of the WRAP Facilitator Training and discuss the goals of each.   



Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm
Penn
 
Wednesday, September 11
 

7:30am

Registration Open
Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:30am - 10:30am
Registration

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Please visit our sponsors and vendors throughout the conference! Their support has made this conference possibile.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wyndham Hotel

8:45am

Welcome - Matthew Federici, Executive Director of the Copeland Center
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:45am - 9:00am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:00am

Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Speakers
avatar for Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D.

Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D.

Commissioner, CoPhiladelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Arthur C. Evans Jr, Ph.D. is the Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a $1 billion healthcare agency. In this capacity, he is leading a major initiative to transform how behavioral health care and intellectual disability services are delivered in the city. Since Dr. Evans’ appointment in November 2004, Philadelphia has begun a transformation of its entire... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:30am

Sadé Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Speakers
avatar for Sadé Ali

Sadé Ali

Deputy Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Sadé Ali, MA, CAC, CCS, serves as Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. She is an internationally credentialed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an internationally certified clinical supervisor. She consults with SAMHSA as one of the reader/authors for the new curriculum being published on Person-directed Care and has created a clinical instrument that will be... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

10:15am

BREAK
Take a break, connect with attendees, visit the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:15am - 10:30am
Wyndham Hotel

10:30am

Enhancing Support Group Facilitation Part I
I: Identify the benefits of working in groups.
II: Discuss the distinction between group process (dynamics) and group content.
III: Introduce the use of exercises and activities (rounds, dyads, triads, reflection activities, etc.) as a strategy to:
- make groups more interesting;
- engage and encourage individual participation,
- develop group cohesion, and
- support the achievement of group members’ goals.
IV: Engage the group in a variety of exercises and activities and allow time for the participants to process the group experience.

Speakers
BB

Bill Burns-Lynch

Bill Burns-Lynch, MA, LPC, CPRP has an extensive history of engagement in the mental health system and the psychiatric rehabilitation community. He has been a direct service worker, program developer and administrator, educator and trainer. He has facilitated workshops at conferences both nationally and locally on topics including recovery, community inclusion, and best practice employment services. While employed at a peer-run organization in... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10am
Adams

10:30am

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Penn

10:30am

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

If the 'W' in WRAP matters to you; if you want to live to be 102 years old; come explore the wellness in WRAP with Gina Calhoun and Scott Heller.

    The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) 2006 study found that those of us with mental health challenges die decades earlier than the general population!  When I (Gina Calhoun) heard about this study, I began taking a serious look at my health.  At the time, I was a pack a day smoker and lived on cheese curls and diet soda.  I was also on an amazing recovery journey.  I had my own two-bedroom townhouse, a full time job and loved getting out of bed in the morning to jump into the adventure of the day.

I didn't want to be a statistic. In fact, I wanted to defy the norm of the so-called normal folks and live to be 102 years old.  And I was willing to take personal responsibility for reaching my new self-identified goal. BUT HOW??? Becoming a nonsmoker and eating a healthier diet was hard work and even harder to maintain over a lifetime.  Two resources came quickly to mind: WRAP and all the common Wellness Tools that Mary Ellen Copeland discovered from her initial studies.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan was my introduction to the possibility of recovery and continues to keep the move in my recovery groove as I journey forward.  Could it also be a planned way to take action and recover my wellness?  

Yes!  Today, I am a nonsmoker because of WRAP and my diet consists of fruits, yummy vegetables, fish, and even a few cheese curls.  Am I at my optimal health? No.  Do I have a few setbacks? Yes.  Yet with hope, personal responsibility, continuous education and support- I am (as Mary Ellen would say in regards to self-advocacy) 'Going for it with courage, persistence and determination.'  And I am healthier today than I was 5 years ago.

In this workshop, we will explore WRAP as a self-help tool for people moving toward a healthier lifestyle.  Each person will have the opportunity to create a personal vision of wellness and investigate options and choices to move towards this vision.  We will also identify external events, circumstances and influences that cause us to stray from our wellness goals and action plans to get back on track.  In addition, we will become aware of early warning signs; indicators that things are not going as well as we want and of course, action plans to overcome these internal obstacles.

What makes this approach unique from other wellness plans is that YOU the person writing the plan are the owner and director of your personal journey toward the endless possibilities of health.

By the end of this workshop people will be able to:
1.    Explore the recovery of a healthy lifestyle through the key principles of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support.
2.    Create a personal wellness mission and vision statement.
3.    Understand how to develop a Wellness Recovery Action Plan to move toward a self-identified health goal.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Franklin

10:30am

All WRAP'ed up in Primary Care
For large numbers of people in Vermont the only access to Mental Health Services is through their primary care provider in community clinics. This workshop tells about how a small rural hospital which is also a Patient-Centered Medical Home in Vt. received a grant to improve access to Mental Health for persons served. They chose WRAP as the way to reach the largest number of people. In this workshop participants will learn the process Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center used to contract with Advanced level WRAP Facilitators to develop a successful, sustainable WRAP Program as part of their ongoing education, prevention workshop offerings. Participants will receive a copy of the Community Needs Assessment and the Final Evaluation Report of this 2 year project along with the wonderful stories of people whose lives have changed as a result.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Sherman

10:30am

The Role of Intimacy in Recovery
Even though research has established that satisfying sexually intimate relationships are integral to overall health and well-being, persons with mental health conditions face considerable obstacles to the pursuit of such relations.  A main impediment is a global reluctance on the part of providers to discuss sexuality as part of the recovery process.  This missed opportunity has real consequences ranging from failure to address STDs and the frustrating sexual side effects of psychotropic medications to lost chances for enrichment of the therapeutic relationship toward more meaningful interaction on most topics. 

This workshop will provide a forum for participants to engage in a guided dialogue about role of intimacy and sexuality in wellness.  In the first half of the workshop, we will discuss why sexuality and intimacy are such difficult issues for consumers and providers.  The second part of the workshop will focus on identifying specific strategies that both consumers of mental health services and providers can use to improve sexuality-related communication toward creating milieus that are more inclusive and can provide more effective support to consumers.

Speakers
JT

Julie Tennille

Dr. Tennille received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and her MSW from Temple University in 1996.  She has taught advanced clinical social work practice at the University of Pennsylvania since 2003 and also at Temple University in 2012 and 2013.  Her research is focused on developing effective models for teaching evidence-based practice in social work, HIV prevention, and the role of intimacy in... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross I

10:30am

WRAP and Healing from Trauma Part I
Most of us intuitively know that we have been impacted by the things that happened to us.  Many of us have never been given the opportunity to explore, “What’s strong with us rather than what’s wrong”.  Together we will explore the impact of traumatic events across the lifespan as well as how trauma-informed approaches such as WRAP can provide opportunities to move beyond “What’s wrong to what happened” and even further to hope and healing.  WRAP is a logical, practical and simple way to create new ways of being and challenging old beliefs of what is truly possible for our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Sharp

Cheryl Sharp

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Cheryl Sharp is Copeland Center Certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator works exclusively with the Copeland Center to co-faciliate the Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators Course as well as to provide mentorship for WRAP Facilitators.  She is also the Special Advisor for Trauma-Informed for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.   She received her degrees from East Carolina University.  She practices... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Jefferson

10:30am

WRAP For Forensics
WRAP is a powerful tool for recovery. Through WRAP, many people have found a way to actively engage in their own recoveries. And people have found WRAP useful for many aspects of their lives, in many different settings. In this workshop we’ll explore how WRAP can be used in forensic peer support.  This workshop will provide education about how WRAP can help people with disturbing and uncomfortable feelings while behind prison walls. Additionally, there will be discussion of the challenges within the Philadelphia county prison, and a candid conversation of difficulties peer specialists sometimes face when providing peer support in forensic settings.

Speakers
DC

Denis Crespo

Denis Crespo is a Certified Peer Specialist and an Advance Level WRAP Facilitator  worked with The Friends Connection Philadelphia a program of the MHASP for  3 years.  Was also a Music Coordinator/Alumni Coordinator for The Friends Connection.  Denis is also a person in recovery, good knowledge of recovery and community recourses, also involved in the Spanish community helping other in their recovery. He is a Bi-lingual... Read More →
avatar for Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Coordinator of Technical Assistance and Trainer Development, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
Michael Nelson is a Certified Peer Specialist and the Coordinator of Technical Assistance and Trainer Development at IRCI. Michael is an Advanced Level Wrap Facilitator and has learned a wide variety of facilitation topics including: relapse and relapse prevention training, Wellness Groups, and Grief & Loss support groups at T.S.M.B.C. Michael has achieved certification in Case Management Services, Training in Tools for Recovery series... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross II

10:30am

WRAP Facilitator Refresher

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The WRAP Refresher Course is a three-day, interactive course co-facilitated by Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators to sharpen and expand facilitation skills to further engage groups in the Wellness Recovery Action Planning.

WRAP Facilitation is a training program developed and implemented by the Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery based on ongoing consultation with Mary Ellen Copeland, her associates, Mental Health Recovery and WRAP facilitators and people with a lived experience in recovery. In order to improve skills and stay informed regarding effective approaches to WRAP Facilitation continued learning is imperative. It is recommended that WRAP Facilitators attend a Refresher Course at least once every two year in order to stay up to date on developments and best practices.

Through attendance in this course WRAP Facilitators will:

1)    Recognize expanded options on how to give effective group introductions.

2)    Identify additional knowledge areas, values and ethics of WRAP.

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Hancock

12:10pm

BREAK
Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Wyndham Hotel

12:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, celebrated author of WRAP
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, celebrated author of WRAP, will give an address via video conference for all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland

Board Member, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Mary Ellen Copeland is founder of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. She has presented numerous keynote addresses, trainings and workshops all over the world and is well known in the world wide mental health recovery movement. She has received many awards for her work including In 2009 the Voices Award for Life Time Achievement and in 2006 the John Beard Award.   She is the author  of many self help resources... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

1:30pm

BREAK
Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:30pm - 1:40pm
Wyndham Hotel

1:40pm

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Penn

1:40pm

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Franklin

1:40pm

Enhancing Support Group Facilitation Part II
I: Identify the benefits of working in groups.
II: Discuss the distinction between group process (dynamics) and group content.
III: Introduce the use of exercises and activities (rounds, dyads, triads, reflection activities, etc.) as a strategy to:
- make groups more interesting;
- engage and encourage individual participation,
- develop group cohesion, and
- support the achievement of group members’ goals.
IV: Engage the group in a variety of exercises and activities and allow time for the participants to process the group experience.

Speakers
BB

Bill Burns-Lynch

Bill Burns-Lynch, MA, LPC, CPRP has an extensive history of engagement in the mental health system and the psychiatric rehabilitation community. He has been a direct service worker, program developer and administrator, educator and trainer. He has facilitated workshops at conferences both nationally and locally on topics including recovery, community inclusion, and best practice employment services. While employed at a peer-run organization in... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Adams

1:40pm

Meaning from Madness: Supporting Others when We Experience Reality Differently
Mental illness is often understood as a brain disorder. This understanding sometimes limits our responses to people and can make it difficult for us to connect on meaningful levels. However, there are other ways to approach mental illness. When we allow room for mystery in our work with madness, we open the door to new ways to form relationships and connections.  This workshop will explore the role metaphors and mystery can play in peer support. Topics covered will include: theories of communication and basic communication skills; person-first language; locating disorder outside of individuals; and understanding how metaphor can be a useful tool for relating to others who are experiencing altered realities.



Speakers
ND

Nicole Darr

Nicole is currently the Program Manager for ICAN at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP). ICAN works to nurture recovery oriented services and supports for people in mental health recovery. ICAN works closely with the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration, the training institute of MHASP, which provides Certified Peer Specialist, WRAP, and other trainings throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. ... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross II

1:40pm

Peer Support, Community Integration and Assertive Community Treatment Teams - How it All Works Together
This workshop will discuss the role of the peer specialist as a unique and valued member of the ACT Team.  It will review the strengths of using a CPS in community integration, recovery oriented treatment and the harm reduction model.  We will also provide specific examples of programs we suse to demonstrate how useful, effective and valuable the peer specialist is to the work of the ACT Team.

Speakers
DF

Danielle Ferri

Danielle Ferri MSN, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University and has been working in the mental health and homelessness field for four years professionally.  She is currently working as an Assistant Team Leader at Pathways to Housing, PA working part of an ACT Team targeting chronically homeless veterans.  Danielle worked with Project HOME’s safe haven shelter site that served chronically homeless... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross I

1:40pm

WRAP and Healing from Trauma Part II
Most of us intuitively know that we have been impacted by the things that happened to us.  Many of us have never been given the opportunity to explore, “What’s strong with us rather than what’s wrong”.  Together we will explore the impact of traumatic events across the lifespan as well as how trauma-informed approaches such as WRAP can provide opportunities to move beyond “What’s wrong to what happened” and even further to hope and healing.  WRAP is a logical, practical and simple way to create new ways of being and challenging old beliefs of what is truly possible for our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Sharp

Cheryl Sharp

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Cheryl Sharp is Copeland Center Certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator works exclusively with the Copeland Center to co-faciliate the Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators Course as well as to provide mentorship for WRAP Facilitators.  She is also the Special Advisor for Trauma-Informed for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.   She received her degrees from East Carolina University.  She practices... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Jefferson

1:40pm

WRAP in In-Patient Settings
WRAP for Inpatient settings will help attendees to:
•    Identify at least three issues unique to the inpatient setting.
•    Have at least three methods of adjusting the WRAP workshop depending on the needs of the population.
•    Take home an outline of ideas to implement at their own workplace.
•    Be able to articulate their needs to hospital staff in order to give in-patient clients a positive experience.
•    Be able to create one or more curricula to facilitate WRAP groups with diverse in-patient populations.
•    Be more confident in offering WRAP workshops in an in-patient setting.
 

Speakers
NP

Nicole Perefege

Nicole J. Perefege, Esq., has been a Trainer/Educator and HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Delaware Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse for five years.  She has been a WRAP facilitator for three years, exclusively in a hospital in-patient setting.  She has seventeen years experience as an elder/estate law attorney and has been an adjunct professor at various universities for eleven years.  She is a volunteer for Lawyers... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Sherman

1:40pm

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Hancock

3:20pm

BREAK
Wednesday September 11, 2013 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Wyndham Hotel

3:30pm

Sherri Rushman: "Catching Hope: Hope Givers, Hope Receivers and Hope Stealers"
Catch Hope! You will be immersed in the power of hope through Sherri's presentation. The words "hope givers", "hope receivers" & "hope stealers" came to her when she sat sown to write her recovery story. She realized it had taken many "hope givers" to get her where she is today. Sherri also had to be a "hope receiver" to make hope powerful in her life. "Hope stealers" come and go, but Sherri has learned to ignore them.

Sherri's presentation will:
  • Fill you with hope
  • Help you identify "hope givers"
  • Understand the power of being a "hope receiver"
  • Learn to say no to "hope stealers"
  • Encourage you to be a "hope giver"

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Rushman

Sherri Rushman

Sherri Rushman’s remarkable recovery process has taken her from being a desperate hope grabber to being an inspiring hope-giver.  She became a WRAP facilitator in January 2004. She became an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator in March 2007 with refresher’s in 2011 and 2013. She co-facilitated WRAP facilitator trainings with Copeland Trainers 10 times from 2004 to 2008. From 2004 to present she also has conducted numerous WRAP... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

3:30pm

Registration Open
Wednesday September 11, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration

4:30pm

Certificates of Participation Available
For those participants that need credit hours such as certified peer specialists (CPS) or confirmation of attendance, please come to the registration desk to receive a certificate for the day. You must sign a statement confirming that you attended the entire day and then receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation.

*****This is NOT for CEUs****** Please check with the information desk for more information on CEUs.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
 
Thursday, September 12
 

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:00am - 10:00am
Registration

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Please visit our sponsors and vendors throughout the conference! Their support has made this conference possibile.

Thursday September 12, 2013 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wyndham Hotel

8:45am

Welcome Back - Matthew Federici
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:45am - 9:00am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:00am

Opening Remarks - Jeanie Whitecraft, Division Director, National Technical Assistance, Training and Recovery Initiatives, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
Speakers
avatar for Jeanie Whitecraft

Jeanie Whitecraft

Division Director, National Technical Assistance, Training and Recovery Initiatives, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
Jeanie Whitecraft - Ms. Whitecraft has worked with MHASP since 1989 where she developed " The Friends Connection"; a Peer Support Program for people with Co-occurring Disorders, a national evidence based model. Jeanie's commitment to educating the general public about Peer Support and Co-Occurring led her to produce a made for TV Video Documentary, Journey Towards the Light that takes you on a journey in the day of the life of peers helping... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:00am - 9:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:15am

Mark Salzer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University
The American with Disabilities Act, Supreme Court Olmstead decision, and the President’s New Freedom Commission Report have solidified community integration as a right of people with mental disabilities.  Dr. Salzer will present research on the current state of community participation, discuss frameworks for understanding how to promote community participation, and discuss emerging roles that peers are playing, and could play, in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Salzer

Mark Salzer

Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University
Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.  He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Salzer obtained his bachelors degree with honors in... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

10:30am

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Penn

10:30am

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Franklin

10:30am

Improv Skills in Peer Support
Improv performance has weaved its way through popular culture sense the 1950’s; from UCB in Chicago and 2nd City in New York (the jumping off point for many SNL stars) to “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, we’ve all been positively touched by the zany antics of Theatre Games.  What many folks don’t realize is how improv can improve our skills in providing mutual peer support.  In this fun interactive workshop, we will stretch our skills  with time tested exercises that have built strong supportive on stage relationships in the  ever changing world of Improvisational performance.

Objectives:
1. Participants will build their comfort level accepting, and working in newly defined realities.

2. Participants will gain an increased ability to adapt to quickly changing circumstances.

3. Participants will learn the benefit of play for increasing our own wellness and to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout.



Speakers
avatar for Dan Craig

Dan Craig

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Dan Craig is an advocate for those with mental health challenges and has used peer support to overcome his own challenges. He works at every level of the mental health system in Pennsylvania, from helping someone find services, or find out the information they need to best advocate for themselves, to working directly with individuals to resolve conflicts between them and their treatment teams to working with the many advisory committee’s... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross II

10:30am

Less Worry with WRAP
Everybody worries from time to time. There is a problem though if worry is taking up too much of your time and energy. The good news is that you can learn to reduce your anxiety and deal with worry more effectively. This workshop is based on Mary Ellen Copeland's " The Worry Control Workbook" and we will explore:

The definition of worry, descriptions of worry, what worry can cause, what's wrong with worrying, what's good about worry, when worry becomes a problem, components of worry, techniques for dealing with worry, wellness tools to help with worry, and "How to Change Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts". There will be a sample WRAP plan on worry handed out at workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Rushman

Sherri Rushman

Sherri Rushman’s remarkable recovery process has taken her from being a desperate hope grabber to being an inspiring hope-giver.  She became a WRAP facilitator in January 2004. She became an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator in March 2007 with refresher’s in 2011 and 2013. She co-facilitated WRAP facilitator trainings with Copeland Trainers 10 times from 2004 to 2008. From 2004 to present she also has conducted numerous WRAP... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Jefferson

10:30am

WRAP for Individuals with Hoarding and Cluttering Challenges Part I
Popular television shows give the impression that we “Hoarders” collect our junk because we are greedy, lazy, incompetent, and out of touch with reality.  On the contrary, collectors are often creative, intelligent, and resourceful, perhaps only unsuccessful in the pursuit of moderation.  We are Finders and Keepers who are stuck, hung-up on something emotional, something unseen beneath the surface of life.  What can be seen is merely the tip of the proverbial stuff-berg.  It’s complicated.

Our difficulty de-cluttering isn’t really about the stuff; it’s about what our possessions represent.  Our collections are disorganized piles of memories tied-up in overstock and stacked to the ceiling in plastic bins.  We save our stuff for many reasons, but we don’t necessarily have time to figure those reasons out.  Many of us are under pressure, by law or love, to clean-up.  We’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter whether you collect lead or gold—too much of anything is a problem.

WRAP® for Clutter is a self-support and empowerment tool for people who are committed to de-cluttering, organizing, and limiting their acquiring.  Because this task is both emotionally and physically challenging, and because it often takes a long time to accomplish, WRAP® for Clutter may be a welcomed companion for the journey. 

WRAP® for Clutter is a based on Mary Ellen Copeland’s WRAP® system, and is adapted specifically for people who want to reduce the number of possessions that they own, because the accumulation has become disruptive to their life.  This version allows people to differentiate between triggers/action plans to resist acquiring, versus those which make it difficult to organize and discard items. Millions of people’s lives are affected in negative ways by the volume of stuff that they’ve acquired.  Isolation, frustration, loss of hope…..eviction, divorce, debt, fire.  The potential is there to lose both life and love. 

The potential is also there to regain these things!  Joy, celebration, peace of mind, good company to share a cup of tea with, and the space to share it with them; these things are also a part of the cycle, and they are there for you, and you deserve them.  You’re a good person.  You’ve just got too much stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Shuer

Lee Shuer

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Director of Mutual Support Services, ServiceNet, Inc
Lee Shuer is a Certified Peer Specialist, and an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator. He partnered with Dr. Randy Frost to create The Facilitator’s Manual for the Buried in Treasures Workshop. Shuer received citations from Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives for developing meaningful employment opportunities for people living with mental health challenges. Shuer has learned to live successfully with his own mental... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross I

10:30am

You Say You Want A Revolution?: Changing Legislation
• Part 1: Essential Elements of Organizing; Community Organizing Models
• Part 2: Defining Advocacy; Peer Leaders
• Part 3: Lessons Learned, Successes & Challenges
• Part 4: How to Promote Change

Speakers
MC

Marcie Cole

Marcie Cole, MS, CPRP is currently the Director of a Community Integration Recovery Center (CIRC) and Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program at Horizon House in Philadelphia. She was recently offered an Adjunct Professor position at Drexel University in their Behavioral Health and Counseling Program, and she is scheduled to teach her first course in September 2013. She received her Bachelor Degree at Penn State University and acquired her... Read More →
JG

Jessica Griffith

Jessica Griffith, BS, CPRP is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and the Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center at the Wedge Recovery Centers in Philadelphia, PA.  She is an active member of several City-wide boards, steering committees and advocacy groups, helping change the shape of Philadelphia’s mental health services. Jessica has spent the past decade of her career helping adults who have serious mental... Read More →
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Suzan Schwarz

Suzan L. Schwarz, MA ATR-BC, LPC, CPRP is currently the Director of HOPE at Allegheny which is a Community Integrated Recovery Center (CIRC) at COMHAR Inc., in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Ms. Schwarz studied Illustration and Art Therapy at the University of the Arts where she was awarded her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Sherman

10:30am

Zentangles
Zentangle is a repetitive form of pattern making and is very meditative.  Just a few minutes with a Zentangle can be very peaceful and calming.  Easy to learn, it can be applied to many different art forms.  It's a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bailey Floyd

Carol Bailey Floyd

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Carol Bailey Floyd is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. She recently was the Project Coordinator for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s WRAP Research Study in Ohio. Meeting people through WRAP is one of the most amazing parts of her life. She is a collector of fun and creative wellness tools and has a blog: celebratepossibilities.blogspot.com . Founder of both the Laughing Club of N.E. Ohio, and the Zentangle Club of N.E. Ohio, she... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Adams

10:30am

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Hancock

12:10pm

BREAK
Thursday September 12, 2013 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Wyndham Hotel

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday September 12, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Berta Britz, Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections
Speakers
avatar for Berta Britz

Berta Britz

Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human Development
Berta Britz, MSW, Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human Development | | Berta Britz is a courageous, thoughtful and compassionate leader of the recovery movement in Montgomery County, Pa. She provides mentoring and fellowship to those who have been discriminated against and stigmatized because of their mental health conditions. Her most outstanding leadership role has been in developing an initiative to... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

1:30pm

BREAK
Thursday September 12, 2013 1:30pm - 1:40pm
Wyndham Hotel

1:40pm

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Penn

1:40pm

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Franklin

1:40pm

Ayurveda; the Everyday Approach to YOGA and WRAP
Ayurveda is the science of life and YOGA utilizes its principles to combine with WRAP for a fully modern approach to wellness. The presentation will provide an opportunity for the participants to leave with an understanding of the daily usefulness of WRAP and YOGA together to embrace the wellness dimensions and to continue these objectives through their lives by the further study of YOGA and participating in a more comprehensive WRAP group.

Speakers
LM

Linda Meyer

Linda Meyer is a BS, CPS, CRSP, a Certified WRAP Facilitator and a graduate of Rider College. Linda is employed by Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia inspiring and motivating PIR’s (Person’s In Recovery). Linda works in the inpatient department introducing them to the WRAP and in the outpatient departments facilitating WRAP groups as a tool to restore and maintain wellness. She is also a member of the Recovery Steering... Read More →
MS

Meg Stenson

Meg Stenson is a mature and independent Certified Yoga instructor from Kuma’Kamale with 5 years of experience providing non stressful exercise to younger and senior adults which include people with mental health challenges. Meg also has an MA in education from Bank Street; a BA from Montclair State and is a CPS, CRSP. Meg does a variety of yoga classes at Joan Valentine House, Preferred Behavioral Health, Ocean Mental Health, Brighter... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Adams

1:40pm

Breaking the Silence on Civil Rights in Recovery
Much of the current mental health system is built on an illness, rather than wellness focus.  The result for our communities has been challenging.  State laws restricting the civil rights of individuals diagnosed with mental illness have increased, and various groups continue to advocate for greater ease to force treatment.  This workshop will take a honest look at the state of affairs, and together we will create an action plan for how to face these challenges both individually and as an organized community.

Objectives:
1. Participants will gain an honest understanding of the of the impact of stigma in mental health treatment on the civil rights of those in treatment

2. Participants will gain an understanding how the current treatment focus impacts stigma, and Civil rights as a result.

3. Participants will participate in an empowering brainstorming session to build action steps to address these challenges in a wellness focused way.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Craig

Dan Craig

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Dan Craig is an advocate for those with mental health challenges and has used peer support to overcome his own challenges. He works at every level of the mental health system in Pennsylvania, from helping someone find services, or find out the information they need to best advocate for themselves, to working directly with individuals to resolve conflicts between them and their treatment teams to working with the many advisory committee’s... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross II

1:40pm

Supervising Peer Programs
This workshop is intended for anyone who is using CPSs in their programs. A CPS has a unique job that is different from the usual way treatment has been given to folks. This workshop will explain the role of a CPS and how because it is different ...the supervision of CPSs is different as well. Will be able to help Supervisors get the best out of the CPSs they have working with them and talk about how they can support them. We will discuss challenges and successes and how having a CPS on your team can help with all other aspects of folks treatment. Will share my own experiences as a CPS and the supervision I received and compare that to now being a Program Manager of a whole team of CPSs and how I supervise them. This workshop will help CPSs and their supervisors understand how to best work with each other.

There are 3 outcomes I would like to have
  1) making sure that everyone understands what a CPS is and what their job is
  2) showing ways that supervisors can support their CPS
  3) give ideas and suggestions on how to deal with challenges that arise with CPSs

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Sherman

1:40pm

WRAP for Individuals with Hoarding and Cluttering Challenges Part II
Speakers
avatar for Lee Shuer

Lee Shuer

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Director of Mutual Support Services, ServiceNet, Inc
Lee Shuer is a Certified Peer Specialist, and an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator. He partnered with Dr. Randy Frost to create The Facilitator’s Manual for the Buried in Treasures Workshop. Shuer received citations from Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives for developing meaningful employment opportunities for people living with mental health challenges. Shuer has learned to live successfully with his own mental... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross I

1:40pm

Youth Leadership
Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Jefferson

1:40pm

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Hancock

3:20pm

BREAK
Thursday September 12, 2013 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Wyndham Hotel

3:30pm

Gina Calhoun: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Won't You Be Mine?"
Neighborhoods all across the nation are starting a human quest toward wellness with rails to trails, community gardens, recycling and state parks accessible to most. “Think Green!”

            Given this national campaign, why do people with mental health challenges die decades earlier than the general population?  Many point to the observable: smoking, obesity, psychotropic medications and lack of exercise.  What we tend to overlook is that when people live below the poverty level candy bars, chips and fast food are cheaper than fruits, vegetables and fresh fish.  And where are the grocery stores in inner city poverty areas anyway?  Convenience stores are on every street corner.  What we tend to overlook is that people with mental health challenges often feel ‘apart from’ rather than ‘a part of’ their neighborhood and live in social isolation.  Smoking, food and sitting in front of the television become our friends.

            In this keynote, Gina will share her story of mental health recovery after 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization and escaping from Harrisburg State Hospital to live on the streets.  She will use the ABCs of whole health to help us understand that wellness matters.

We will explore:

A-  What are my Abilities and How can I take Action?

B-  Will I have a place to Be, a place to Belong and a place to Become?

C-   Do I Count? Can I Connect? Do I have something to Contribute? And Am I Capable?

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; it’s a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor; won’t You Be Mine?

 

By the end of this keynote, participants will be able to:

1.    Witness a mental health story of recovery, resiliency and relationships.

2.    Understand the health factors which lead to early mortality for individuals with mental health challenges; and what we can do about it.

3.    Relate the ABCs of whole health to your individual life and to the neighborhood where you live.


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

4:30pm

Certificates of Participation Available
For those participants that need credit hours such as certified peer specialists (CPS) or confirmation of attendance, please come to the registration desk to receive a certificate for the day. You must sign a statement confirming that you attended the entire day and then receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation.

*****This is NOT for CEUs****** Please check with the information desk for more information on CEUs.

Thursday September 12, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration

4:45pm

Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition: A New Start
To all Certified Peer Specialists and Peer Workers:  The PA Peer Support Coalition is now an independent organization dedicated to the personal and professional growth of those working in our field.  We are further dedicated to the expansion and utilization of peer workers throughout the mental health system.  Come be a part of this movement.  Members of the current board of PPSC, prior employees of the PPSC and (hopefully) Steve Harrington of the National Peer Support Organization will be joining us as we kick off a new chapter of Peer Support Specialist in Pennsylvania.

Thursday September 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wyndham Hotel

4:45pm

Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition: A New Start
To all Certified Peer Specialists and Peer Workers:  The PA Peer Support Coalition is now an independent organization dedicated to the personal and professional growth of those working in our field.  We are further dedicated to the expansion and utilization of peer workers throughout the mental health system.  Come be a part of this movement.  Members of the current board of PPSC, prior employees of the PPSC and (hopefully) Steve Harrington of the National Peer Support Organization will be joining us as we kick off a new chapter of Peer Support Specialist in Pennsylvania.

Thursday September 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wyndham Hotel

4:45pm

People who have Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health challenges: Are Recovery Tools for Them?
This discussion will center on how people who have both and intellectual disability and mental health challenges can benefit from the tools that people without intellectual challenges have found useful.  I will help to define the population for the group, talk about the concept of Everyday Lives and how that relates to Recovery and discuss experiences over the past five years in bring the concepts of Recovery, Certified Peer Specialists and the WRAP tools to this population.  Short video clips will be used to illustrate who people who have intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges are as well as one of an interview with a CPS who has had some enlightening thoughts about working with people who have both conditions.  I will be most interested in hearing the thoughts of the audience about people who have intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges and what their lived experience might be, how they think tools and concepts can be adapted and introduced.

Speakers
DM

Dina McFalls, M.S., NADD-CC

Dina McFalls, M.S., NADD-CC is currently the Director of Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC), the Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) serving the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s southeastern regional HCQU supports five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County.  This HCQU provides indirect health care support for more than 3500 people living in residential settings in the... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wyndham Hotel

4:45pm

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is pleased to announce the return of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program as of August 2013. We are returning with three (3) Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs) to serve Social Security Disability beneficiaries in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties.

As in the past, the WIPA program will provide guidance to beneficiaries who are working or are attempting to work. We are making it a priority to conduct outreach activities with transition-aged youth*. *The WIPA CWICs will provide beneficiaries with valuable information on the work incentives, benefits, and services available to help them achieve their employment goals. We plan to help beneficiaries through ongoing employment counseling services and outreach activities. Our services are free of charge and are confidential.

If you or someone you support are in need of WIPA services, please do not hesitate to contact us. The toll free number is 800-692-7443, ext. 309.

On behalf of the WIPA Team*,* we thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving you!

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wyndham Hotel

4:45pm

Members Only Special Event with Mary Ellen Copeland
All new and current members are invited to attend a special welcome session with Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, celebrated author of WRAP. Mary Ellen will be video conferencing in for this event, but each new member will be able to speak with her and introduce themselves.

MUST SIGN UP FOR COPELAND CENTER MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THIS SESSION TO BE INCLUDED.

Stop by the membership table for more details and to sign up. Individual membership $35. Organizational Membership $200. First 50 new members to sign up at the conference will receive a complimentary book, WRAP for Families, signed by Mary Ellen Copeland!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland

Board Member, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Mary Ellen Copeland is founder of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. She has presented numerous keynote addresses, trainings and workshops all over the world and is well known in the world wide mental health recovery movement. She has received many awards for her work including In 2009 the Voices Award for Life Time Achievement and in 2006 the John Beard Award.   She is the author  of many self help resources... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wyndham Hotel
 
Friday, September 13
 

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Please visit our sponsors and vendors throughout the conference! Their support has made this conference possibile.

Friday September 13, 2013 8:00am - 1:00pm
Wyndham Hotel

9:00am

Welcome - Khatera Aslami, Board President, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Speakers
avatar for Khatera Aslami

Khatera Aslami

President, Board of Directors, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Khatera Aslami is the President of the Copeland Center's Board of Directors. She has recently become the consumer relations manager for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. Formerly Executive Director of Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS), she is a consumer, trauma survivor, and a representative of an underserved immigrant community (Afghan-American), as well as an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Ms... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 9:00am - 9:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:15am

Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, Pioneer of WRAP,
Speakers
avatar for Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

10:15am

BREAK
Friday September 13, 2013 10:15am - 10:30am
Wyndham Hotel

10:30am

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Penn

10:30am

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Franklin

10:30am

How Many? Let Us Count the Ways… Art Can Be Used for Wellness Part I
Gail Bluebird will examine the many ways in which art and creativity is a significant and important tool for wellness and sense of well-being for many.  “How many?  Let us count the ways… will examine the many ways in which art and creativity can be used for enjoyment and through enjoyment enhance one’s physical wellness.  Participants will view a Power Point displaying many talented peer artists who have used art for their healing.  An important part of this workshop will be a hands-on arts activity that will allow for showing their interpretations to the group.  This workshop has been presented at several previous conferences with great success!

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Bluebird

Gayle Bluebird

Bluebird has been involved in the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement since it began in the early 1970’s.  At that time she was in California, having left her three children and husband because of extensive sadness and withdrawal from living.  She went to a residential treatment program that offered promise in “re-parenting” but realized soon after that she was in a repressive punitive environment and... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Adams

10:30am

Taking Back Our Power: Putting the Hearing Voices Network Approach into Action!
We will discuss the prior keynote and how it applies to participants’ understanding of voice hearing.  What does “Taking Back Our Power” mean and what is a process for doing so? Interactive exercises will be used to promote understanding of the importance of individuals accepting and making sense of voices—the use of curiosity, life story, finding meaning and taking responsibility.  We will cover the history of the Hearing Voices Movement, its principles, values, and practice.  The facilitator will describe the formation of the Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network, its mission, goals, challenges and lessons learned.    Participants will be asked to develop an action plan for their own communities and workplaces.

Speakers
avatar for Berta Britz

Berta Britz

Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human Development
Berta Britz, MSW, Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human Development | | Berta Britz is a courageous, thoughtful and compassionate leader of the recovery movement in Montgomery County, Pa. She provides mentoring and fellowship to those who have been discriminated against and stigmatized because of their mental health conditions. Her most outstanding leadership role has been in developing an initiative to... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Sherman

10:30am

Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions for Mental Health
Disorders in which inflammation and oxidative stress have been implicated as contributing factors; II. Review ways to decrease systemic inflammation (diet, exercise, meditation and other ways to decrease heart rate variability, adequate sleep, and maintaining routines)


Speakers

Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross II

10:30am

Holistic Approaches to Wellness: Moving beyond Mental Health to Whole Health
Physical health and mental health are interwoven. This workshop will provide an overview of the dimensions of wellness and how they are interconnected. There will be an exploration of resources and tools practitioners can use as they work with people in recovery. The workshop will include presentation, group discussion, and activities. In addition, workshop participants will participate in some exercises of meditation and relaxation to gain first-hand experience of these wellness tools and how they can benefit individuals in recovery.  Topics covered will include Peggy Swarbrick’s eight dimensions of wellness, definitions of complementary and alternative practices, and ways to promote a whole health culture in peer support.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Walker-Bey

Deborah Walker-Bey

Deborah Walker-Bey is a Certified Peer Support Specialist Trainer / Advanced Wrap Facilitator /Wrap Coordinator and /Supervisor with The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration. She has been working as a CPS for over 7 years, with The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Deborah has been in the mental health field for over 14 years and working as a trainer with the Institute for two years. She has been empowering... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Betsy Ross I

10:30am

Steps to Wellness: Creating Support Groups Part I
The WRAP Workshop is over. Now what? How do I make this last? Where do I go for support? Every successful WRAP Workshop ends with many people asking these very questions. This session will discuss how you can develop wellness support groups for yourself and others.  This workshop is based on Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators Jane Whitaker/Winterling's many years of experience in the development of WRAP and her work to answer these questions for all of us. She will share Steps to Wellness: A Manual for Building Community Support. Jane will discuss steps to building a wellness support group as well as how WRAP Facilitators may transform their WRAP workshops into on-going peer led wellness support groups based on WRAP

Speakers
avatar for Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Jefferson

10:30am

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:10pm
Hancock

12:10pm

BREAK
Friday September 13, 2013 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Wyndham Hotel

12:10pm

BREAK
Friday September 13, 2013 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Wyndham Hotel

12:15pm

Lunch
Friday September 13, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Steve Harrington, Executive Director, International Association of Peer Specialists
The International Association of Peer Supporters recently conducted a nation-wide project to establish agreement on the core values of peer support, which are now forming the basis of practice standards for this emerging profession. In this keynote, Steve talks about what peer support is from the self-help perspective, from the perspective of peer support as a unique and emerging professional discipline, and from the perspective of including peer support providers on an integrated treatment or service team. Peer support providers work to establish trust by sharing relevant examples from their own experience in ways that inspired hope and a belief that recovery is possible -- not only for the person receiving services, but to inspire the entire team as well.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Harrington

Steve Harrington

Executive Director, International Association of Peer Specialists
Steve Harrington earned degrees in wildlife biology, public administration and law but says he has learned the most about himself and living well through his adventures and experience with two mental illnesses – depression and schizonphrenia. The author of 13 books, Steve has written biographies and books about legal issues, mental heath and maritime history. He has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer, teacher, lawyer... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

1:40pm

Advanced Level Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy sessions, resource management for people entering independent housing; supervising community rehabilitation residents and implementing a supported employment... Read More →
avatar for Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan

Jo Halligan is the Executive Director for J&M etccc., Inc. an agency that provides education, training, certification, consultation, & counseling services with a focus on people with psychiatric disabilities and people who have experienced trauma. She has developed curriculum and provided training on such topics as trauma, wellness & recovery, support group facilitation & certification. Currently Ms. Halligan’s primary work... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Penn

1:40pm

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health


Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heller

Scott Heller

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP has been a licensed psychologist for the past 27 years. Scott is also a WRAP Facilitator. | | Currently Scott is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association (PAPSRS). Prior to this, he worked within the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). |   | Dr. Heller also serves as a Commissioner to the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Franklin

1:40pm

How Many? Let Us Count the Ways… Art Can Be Used for Wellness Part II
Speakers
avatar for Gayle Bluebird

Gayle Bluebird

Bluebird has been involved in the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement since it began in the early 1970’s.  At that time she was in California, having left her three children and husband because of extensive sadness and withdrawal from living.  She went to a residential treatment program that offered promise in “re-parenting” but realized soon after that she was in a repressive punitive environment and... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Adams

1:40pm

AFTER FACILITATOR TRAINING: FLYING WITH CONFIDENCE Putting Theory into Action
After facilitation training, practicum allows facilitators a time and place to practice recently acquired skills and knowledge with other new facilitators before beginning classes. Peers have the opportunity to encourage each other with strength-based feedback, a core principle from the Values and Ethics. This process allows all to benefit and ensures success while boosting self-empowerment and confidence.

Speakers
MC

Marina Colonas

MARINA COLONAS, MEd, CPS | Marina was introduced to WRAP in 2000 when she was in a’breakdown‘, which she refers to as a “breakthrough”. That was the last time she had a ‘breakdown’(but continues to have many more breakthroughs) . In 2001 she completed the first ‘Train the Trainer’ WRAP training in Mass. In 2002 she became WRAP faculty for a Department of Mental Health conference on WRAP and... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Sherman

1:40pm

Consumer Recovery Investment Fund
CRIF Self Directed Care Enhanced Peer Support – What we learned about putting recovery into action

1.    Explore the idea of Self Directed Care in mental wellness recovery planning
2.    Learn and explore the components critical in developing a Self Directed Care Project.
3.    Hear and interact with participants of the SDC Pilot Project
4.    Learn and explore the policy implications of Self Directed Care: Financial, Empowerment, Policy, Peer Support.

Speakers
EM

Erme Maula

Erme Maula, RN, MSN, CPS is the Program Manager of the CRIF Self Directed Care Program at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She is the content expert on SDC in Pennsylvania. Erme has presented on SDC on a local, national, and international level. She is grounded in social justice and strives to support everyone moving forward in their lives, regardless of their challenges. When not providing peer support, Erme can... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross II

1:40pm

Developing an Effective System of Support
This workshop will use brainstorming to explore and discuss the topic of WRAP Values and Ethics and building a Circle of Supporters. Throughout the workshop Mary Ellen’s exercises will be used for introspection and self- reflection to identify personal trusting relationships with peer engagement being used to help people identify action plans to be used to enhance and build these relationships. There will be a brainstorming discussion on community resources and a large group discussion on barriers to full integration strategies to uncover community activities and build natural relationships of supporters. There will be an interactive activity on nurturing a circle of supporters by creative actions of gratitude.

Speakers
avatar for Kathyann Corl

Kathyann Corl

Kathyann E Corl is an Advanced Level Facilitator who facilitates WRRAP class and events in the Central PA areas. She enjoys developing innovative methods and strategies to engage individuals in WRAP which have included a bi-annual Wellness Festival based on the Key Concepts which is facilitated by WRAP Graduates and facilitating the development of a provider program on trauma using many of Mary Ellen’s resources. | | Kathyann works at... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross I

1:40pm

Steps to Wellness: Creating Support Groups Part II
Speakers
avatar for Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Jefferson

1:40pm

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Hancock

3:30pm

Certificates of Participation Available
For those participants that need credit hours such as certified peer specialists (CPS) or confirmation of attendance, please come to the registration desk to receive a certificate for the day. You must sign a statement confirming that you attended the entire day and then receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation.

*****This is NOT for CEUs****** Please check with the information desk for more information on CEUs.

Friday September 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration

3:30pm

Seminar I: WRAP for Total Health Debrief and Certificates
Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Franklin

3:30pm

Facilitator Refresher Debrief and Certificates
Speakers
avatar for Rita Cronise

Rita Cronise

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Rita Cronise is an award-winning freelance instructional designer who worked for more than two decades with Fortune 500 clients like Xerox and Kodak. She gained a reputation for taking complex technical concepts and making them clear and simple. In other words, she designed training that made sense. But in 2002, the suicide of a friend changed everything. Suddenly things didn’t make sense. Her freelance career was profitable but seemed... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hancock