PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 18-30) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session.
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.
Enrollment is limited. Classes are on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm; group instruction is provided in English. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent/Caregiver participation is required.
*The next round of PEERS for young adults starts Monday, September 21, 2015, and enrollment is now open. Please call 310-267-3377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the enrollment process.
Topics of Instruction:
- How to use appropriate conversational skills
- How to find common interests by trading information
- How to appropriately use humor
- How to enter and exit conversations between peers
- How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
- How to be a good host during get-togethers
- How to choose appropriate friends
- How to be a good sport
- How to handle arguments and disagreements
- How to deal with peer pressure
- Dating etiquette/skills
Parent-Trade Book: Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson’s innovate book, “The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults” provides parents and families with evidence-based tools for building friendships and relationships, and includes a companion DVD. To order the book, click on the link .
UCLA PEERS Facebook Page - more information on the UCLA PEERS Clinic can be found at www.facebook.com/uclapeers .