A 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle or high school who are intrested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities.
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keep friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Parent participation is required to be in PEERS.
Topics of Instruction:
o How to use appropriate conversational skills
o How to find common interests by trading information
o How to appropriately use humor
o How to enter and exit conversations wtih peers
o How to handle rejection, teasing and bullying
o How to handle rumors and gossip
o How to be a good host during get-togethers
o How to make phone calls to friends
o How to choose appropriate friends
o How to be a good sport
o How to handle arguments and disagreements
o How to change a bad reputation
Call our office at 310-920-1452 to complete a 15-minute screen with our staff and subsequently receive an enrollment packet.
Come in (parent and child) for a 1-hour intake appointment with one of our clinicians to determine if the program is appropriate for you and your child.
Groups start in July
Cost: $1400 Insurance should cover the cost as of July 1st per law. You may have a co-pay. Self-pay for those without insurance is $85 per week.