PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is an evidence-based social skills intervention developed by UCLA for motivated teens in middle and high school. This program is considered the gold standard for helping teens who are interested in learning how to 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 socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to help their teen implement and practice their new skills. This is a 14 week group, cost is $150 per session. Enrollment is limited. Please contact our office today to complete a phone screening to see if your teen is a correct fit for this group.
Please RSVP to 562-799-6700 by 01/11/2016
Your Child Will Learn How To: ♦ Have a good conversation ♦ Find common interests with other kids ♦ Appropriately use electronic communication ♦ Choose suitable friends ♦ Use humor in an acceptable manner ♦ Have a successful get-together with friends ♦ Be a good sport ♦ Handle arguments and disagreements with friends ♦ Change a negative reputation ♦ Handle teasing and bullying ♦ Deal with rumors and gossip
PEERS may be appropriate for teens with: ♦ Autism Spectrum Disorder ♦ Depression ♦ ADHD ♦ Anxiety ♦ Other social and behavioral problems
This therapy group is being led by experienced child and adolescent psychologists Dr. Lisa Phillips and Dr. Michelle Beakey.