Key Recovery Concepts

The Key Recovery Concepts covered in this course were identified by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland as hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. Each concept plays an important role in helping people to do the things they want to do and live the lives they want to live.

   

Each area is addressed in detail with examples and guidelines provided to help you understand, reflect on, and practice each concept in your own recovery journey, as well as to support others as they work on their recovery.

To reinforce and enhance your learning, this course includes various interactive activities and exercises in addition to audio vignettes by the author. WRAP® - Wellness Recovery Action Plan, including the Key Recovery Concepts, is now listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. This course is designed for anyone who has ever experienced mental health difficulties, anyone who wishes to stay healthy and improve their own life, and people who support others who are working on their recovery.

Tuition: $15

Credit Hours: 1.5

WRAP® Values & Ethics: Mental Health Recovery and WRAP

This course provides an in-depth description of each of the values and ethics of the popular, evidence-based Mental Health Recovery and WRAP Program including fundamental guidelines for proper use by mental health care providers and administrators, counselors, case managers, therapists, or social workers—to ensure that each person who reaches out for help receives the most beneficial treatment to facilitate her/his recovery and wellness.

These Values and Ethics lay the foundation for recovery efforts made by any health care provider, those who are working on their own recovery and wellness and those who are supporting others who are working on their recovery, WRAP® facilitators, and people involved in WRAP® programs, workshops, or groups. This training teaches what those basic values and ethics are, highlight the benefits and importance of living by them, and explore the consequences of violating these important rules.

People who are dealing with and recovering from mental health difficulties will learn how to evaluate each component of their recovery process and decide if those persons who are assisting and supporting them, or facilitating any groups, including WRAP groups that they are attending, are adhering to the Values and Ethics that Dr. Copeland, other leaders in the mental health recovery movement, and people who have mental health issues have found to be essential to the recovery and wellness process.

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Tuition: $10

Credit Hours: 1

Build Your Own WRAP

Develop your own personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) online. Each section of WRAP is clearly explained as you create your personal and private WRAP that can be accessed at any time. You can change it whenever you want and e-mail it to anyone you choose, even yourself. This course is user friendly and easy to navigate. Even if you already have a WRAP, you can use this program to revise it so that it incorporates new ideas that you have learned and your changing life circumstances.

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One Time Fee: $10

Build Your Own WRAP for Veterans and People in the Military

This version of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is specifically oriented for people who are in the military or have been in the military. There are video clips with Mary Ellen Copeland talking to veterans as they are developing their WRAPs. This WRAP is private and can be accessed at any time. You can make changes to it whenever you want and e-mail it to anyone you choose. WRAP can help with coordinating daily living as well as larger issues like depression and PTSD. This online version of WRAP is often very convenient for military personnel and is friendly, easy, and empowering.

One Time Fee: $15 NOW ON SALE! $10

WRAP One On One

updated 2012

This innovative course is an overview of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) written by Mary Ellen Copeland. It is designed for people who are helping individuals develop WRAP plans. While WRAP is a simple system, its use and the values and ethics that surround it are far-reaching and highly complex . Upon completion of this course you will be able to guide, support and encourage another person (patients, clients, peers, friends, family members) as they develop a Wellness Recovery Action Plan using the values and ethics that have evolved as people have used this mental health recovery innovation.

This course will also be helpful to you if you are working on your own developing your Wellness Recovery, or if you are a Certified WRAP Group Facilitator and want a review. Certified WRAP Group Facilitator's could recommend this course to group members as follow-up after they have completed the WRAP group.

Tuition: $15

Credit Hours: 1.5

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Creating a Wellness Toolbox

updated 2012

A Wellness Toolbox is the first step in developing a WRAP. It is also the cornerstone of a WRAP Plan. It is a comprehensive list of all the things a person does to stay well and to feel better when they are not feeling well. It can include things the person is doing now and things they have learned of that they want to try. New tools can be added to the Wellness Toolbox as the person discovers new options. Tools that are not working well can be removed.

People who are developing their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan refer back to their Wellness Toolbox to complete each section. For many people, developing the Wellness Toolbox is their first introduction to personal responsibility and empowerment. One person said, "Finally I have discovered that there are things I can do to help myself".

In addition, some people use their Wellness Toolbox for ideas on things they can do to make each day special. It is not uncommon to hear that a person has made a copy of their Wellness Toolbox to put in a prominent place as a constant reminder of their many options.

This course will lead you step-by-step through the process of developing your own Wellness Toolbox. It is recommended for people who are developing their own WRAP, people (peers, care providers, family members, etc.) who are encouraging others as they develop their WRAP plan and as a refresher for WRAP group facilitators.

Tuition: $12

Credit Hours: 1.25

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Developing a Daily Maintenance Plan

updated 2012

The first section of WRAP is the Daily Maintenance Plan. This course will lead you step-by step through the process of developing each of the three parts of the Daily Maintenance Plan, a description of what you are like when you are well, a list of things you need to do every day to stay as well as possible, and a list of things you might need to do on any given day. You may choose to take this course because 1. you are working on a WRAP for yourself for the first time (and have already completed the Wellness Toolbox Course), 2. you have a WRAP for yourself and want to revise it so that it best meets your current needs, 3. you are supporting someone as they develop their WRAP and you want to know more about it, or 4. you are a WRAP group facilitator and want to refresh your understanding of this part of WRAP.

Tuition: $10

Credit Hours: 1

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Triggers and Triggers Action Plan

updated 2012

Triggers are external factors that throw you off balance, even when you have been taking good care of yourself in every way possible. Everyone experiences Triggers, even people without mental health challenges. When Triggers happen, it can be difficult to coordinate your life. A big bill, physical illness, or bad news are all Triggers that may happen to anyone. Developing actions plans to use when Triggers occur can help get you back on track before things get worse. identifying each Trigger as it happens and responding with an action plan is a powerful skill to enhance the quality of your life. You never need to be defenseless again!

You may choose to take this course because 1. you are working on a WRAP for yourself for the first time (and have already completed the Wellness Toolbox course and Daily Maintenance courses), 2. you have a WRAP for yourself and want to revise it so that it best meets your current needs, 3. you are supporting someone as they develop their WRAP and you want to know more about it, or 4. you are a WRAP group facilitator and want to refresh your understanding of this part of WRAP.

Tuition: $10

Credit Hours: 1

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Early Warning Signs and Action Plan

updated 2012

Early Warning Signs are internal indications that things are not going well. They might include not taking good care of yourself, sleeping a lot, or feeling hopeless. When you notice that Early Warning Signs are happening, you can diminish or eliminate them by using action plans you develop. Your Wellness Tools are a good resource for action plans. You do not need to be a victim of Early Warning Signs for very long when you use your action plans in response!

You may choose to take this course because 1. you are working on a WRAP® for yourself for the first time (and have already completed the Wellness Toolbox Course, Daily Maintenance, and Triggers courses), 2. you have a WRAP for yourself and want to revise it so that it best meets your current needs, 3. you are supporting someone as they develop their WRAP and you want to know more about it, or 4. you are a WRAP group facilitator and want to refresh your understanding of this part of WRAP.

Tuition: $15

Credit Hours: 1

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

When Things Are Breaking Down and Action Plan

updated 2012

This is one of the most powerful parts of WRAP® because it can help you avoid a crisis. You will make a list that will indicate what you are like when are breaking down for you. Your list would be strong and clear so your supporters can help you with action plans that you have developed. The action plans will be decisive and help you feel better in caring ways. Because you put this section together when you are feeling well, and your supporters are already familiar with it ahead of time, you increase your chances of avoiding crisis in friendly and helpful ways.

You may choose to take this course because 1. you are working on a WRAP for yourself for the first time (and have already completed the Wellness Toolbox, Daily Maintenance, Triggers, and Early Warning Signs courses), 2. you have a WRAP for yourself and want to revise it so that it best meets your current needs, 3. you are supporting someone as they develop their WRAP and you want to know more about it, or 4. you are a WRAP group facilitator and want to refresh your understanding of this part of WRAP.

Tuition: $10

Credit Hours: 1.25

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

Advance Directive/Crisis Plan

updated 2012

The Advance Directive/Crisis Plan is the most intensive section of WRAP®, the most difficult and time consuming to develop, and some feel the most important. It tells supporters and care providers how they can help someone when that person is no longer able to take care of her or him self. Having such a plan keeps the person who is having the difficult time in control even when it seems like things are out of control. Instead of wondering what to do at this hard time, supporters have a plan to follow. These plans often help relieve the intensity of the crisis, help avoid traumatic interventions and even prevent tragedies.

This course guides you through each of the nine parts of this plan. While it is helpful to have already developed the other sections of WRAP before developing a Crisis Plan or Advance Directive, it is not essential.

This course will be of benefit to anyone who wants to develop their own Crisis Plan, or to learn more about the crisis planning. It will be especially useful to WRAP group facilitators who want to refresh their understanding of the Advance Directive/Crisis Plan.

Tuition: $15

Credit Hours: 1.25

This course has been approved for continuing education credit from ANCC, ASWB, NBCC and many state specific accreditation bodies. See course listing for details.

 

All About WRAP Including an Overview of the Research Findings and Values and Ethics

This webinar given by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland reviews the fundamentals of WRAP and identifies the values and ethics of mental health recovery and WRAP®. This video course also cites research findings that support WRAP.

This course is no longer available and will be accessible soon as an archived video.

 

Achieving Recovery Through the Effective Use of WRAP

This webinar provides an overview about the different ways recovery is defined, how to use WRAP® to develop cooperative relationships and treatment plans with those you serve and, the importance of peers' participation in treatment.

This course is no longer available and will be accessible soon as an archived video.

 

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