Social Skills Groups

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Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®)

PEERS® is an evidence-based, social skills program for youth with social challenges. PEERS® has strong evidence for use with adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and also for youth with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

The program typically runs for 16 consecutive weeks (1.5 hours, 1 day per week) and provides a series of social-skills lessons that incorporate demonstrations, role-playing, practice, homework, and parent support. Parent participation is essential, and parents attend sessions simultaneously with their teens. Lesson topics include:

  • How to have an appropriate two-way conversation
  • How to start, join, and exit a conversation appropriately
  • How to appropriately introduce yourself to others
  • How to find common interests by trading information
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to use humor appropriately
  • How to make phone calls to friends
  • How to plan a get-together
  • How to handle arguments and show good sportsmanship
  • How to handle teasing, gossip, rejection and bullying
  • How to change a bad reputation

Click here to learn more about the UCLA PEERS program

Upcoming Groups

Upcoming groups may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

November 2nd – 23rd 2019

PEERS - Social Skills Group

  • Ages 13 -1 8
  • This is a 4-week intensive group, focused on conversation skills, finding and choosing appropriate friends, good sportsmanship, handling disagreements, and changing a bad reputation. Parent attendance is required for the last 20 minutes of each session. Enrolment is limited! Call or email now to find out more or reserve a spot.