The PEERS Program is a 16 week evidence based social skills intervention for adolescents and young adults. Each group session will involve important social skills training as well as the opportunity to practice these skills and is accompanied by homework assignments designed to reinforce the groups understanding of the skills they learned during each meeting. PEERS may be appropriate for teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social and behavioral disorders. Parent/Carer participation is required.
This internationally acclaimed program was originally developed at UCLA by PEERS® Clinic Founding Director, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.
The program helps to develop emotional understand and social skills by teaching them:
- Appropriate use of humour
- Conversational Skills
- Electronic Communication
- Handling Arguments & Disagreements
- Organizing Get-Togethers with Friends
- Dating Skills
- Strategies for Handling Sexual Pressure
- Enter & Exit Conversations
Capital Psychology Clinic is excited to offer a group for those aged 18-25 years, commencing in July, 2019. The program will be run by Vanessa Inglis and Caroline Henry, Registered Psychologists and trained PEERS Facilitators.
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