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          San Diego's PEERS® Adult Social Skills Training 

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based Social Skills Intervention developed by UCLA's Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD and Fred Frankel, PhD. for motivated adults who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. Additional therapies incorporated in The San Diego PEERS® Social Skills Training course includes Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy strategies.                                                              
                                                                                                                Click Link ​for San Diego PEERS® Schedule.
San Diego
PEERS® Adult
Social Skills Course

The ​PEERS​​®​ Adult Social Skills Class:

  • ​PEERS® is a Formal Class that Teaches Communication Skills and Perspective Taking to Help Gain and Maintain Personal and Professional Relationships.


  • Courses address social rules and methods to develop friends and relationships.

  • All classes provide Power Point presentations, visual aids, video modeling, role plays, handouts, and opportunities to practice taught social skills.

What Makes PEERS® Unique ?

​   PEERS® vs. Other Social Skills Groups:
•  PEERS® has a Strong Evidence-Based
   from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • PEERS® is Not a Recreation or Socialization Group; It is a Formal College Level Course that Teaches Ecologically Valid Social Skills for School, Work, and Relationships. 
  • PEERS® is open to and has been found to be effective for people with friendship and relationship problems and have a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Social Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.


Pre-Requisites: A free intake evaluation is required prior to participation. Motivation to learn socialization skills, willingness to engage in homework activities with supportive adult, typical cognitive abilities, and ability to control frustration in safe and non disruptive manner.*Unplanned and planned absences are charged regular class fee, although materials and brief review of missed lesson provided.

Students welcome to REPEAT PAID COURSES FREE.

SPECIAL NOTE: Courses Only Being Offered Individually At This Time.

Click To Send Email To Be Placed on Waitlist For Next Friendship Skills Group Course.

Benefits of Friendships

  • Can Buffer the Impact of Stressful Life Events


  • Correlates Positively with Self-Esteem

  • Increases Independence
  • Correlates Negatively with Depression           
  • Improves  Coping Skills and Problem Solving


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