The PEERS® Training Seminar is designed exclusively for mental health professionals and educators who are interested in learning and/or implementing the PEERS® intervention and research in their clinical practice. It is our priority to first fill the national need for social skills training for adolescents with friendship difficulties related to an Autism Spectrum Disorder in areas where the PEERS® intervention is currently unavailable.
Mental health professionals and educators who attend the UCLA PEERS® Training Seminar can expect 4 days of intensive instruction regarding the PEERS® research and intervention which will enable implementation of the PEERS® intervention into the attendees’ clinical practice. Attendees at the UCLA PEERS® Training Seminar will benefit from:
• Didactic instruction in a small group format
• Observation of current UCLA PEERS Parent and Teen groups
• Live demonstrations
• Videos of previous PEERS participants
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to observe actual PEERS® participants and their families currently participating in the UCLA PEERS®Intervention. Enrollment for the February PEERS® Training Seminar will be limited to 18 spaces, thus allowing ample time for attendees to ask questions and participate in mock role-plays and other activities. Attendees will also receive debriefing following the live observation of the UCLA PEERS® Intervention parent and teen groups and will have ample opportunity to ask questions about and discuss case conceptualization and individualized treatment concerns relating to clinic participants. Upon check-in, each attendee will also receive a copy of the formalized PEERS® intervention manual,Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Program(Laugeson & Frankel, 2010).
For information on this training, please see the Training section on our website. Additional information can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org  or by calling 310-26-PEERS.