PEERS® Social Skills Group for Adolescents
PEERS® for Adolescents is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.
A brief segment by CBS on PEERS Social Skills Program with Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.
During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
We work very hard to compose the groups of teens who are approximately around the same developmental level, so it could be that your teen will have to wait longer for a group that is appropriate for him/her.