PEERS® Social Skills Groups

PEERS® social skills groups

Sharon Sokolik is a Certified Provider for The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Young Adults.

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

PEERS® for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends, navigate social interactions, mange conflict and rejection and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill by didactic and role play models. They are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session while receiving individualized coaching from our clinical staff. 

Parents/Caregivers are taught how to assist their young adults in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through social coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. 

Topics of Instruction: 

• How to find common interests by trading information 

• How to use appropriate conversational skills including starting and maintaining conversations 

• How to find sources of friends 

• How to appropriately use humor 

• How to enter and exit group conversations 

• How to handle rejection and direct or indirect bullying 

• How to organize and have successful get-togethers 

• Rules for forms of electronic communication 

• How to handle arguments and disagreements 

• Dating etiquette/skills