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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 for making and keeping friends. In addition to PEERS®, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® strategies are implemented to ensure our adult students gain the critical skills necessary to appropriately relate to others in college, on the job, in the community, and in personal relationships. The course is offered at Southwestern Community College and Mission Valley.

Social Skills in College & In the Workplace

  • Everyday Social Rules at College, On-line, and in the Workplace
  • Conversation Skills with Students, Professors', Managers', and Co-  Workers:  (i.e. Entering, Exiting, Topics, Perspective Taking & Behaviors)
  • Initiating and Organizing a Study Group, Hang out, or Get Together  
  • Social Thinking, Perspective Taking, and Building Friendships

Handling Disagreements & Difficult People



  • ​Handling Disagreements and Conflict
  • Working with Difficult People
  • Asserting Your Needs while Controlling Anxiety
  • Dealing with Neuro-typical Pressure from Parents, Family Members, The Community and/or Peers


Self-Care, Dating, & Intimacy




  • Taking Care of Your Self Physically and Mentally
  • Using Positive Self-talk, Time Outs, and Supports 
  • Physical Space and Boundaries
  • Dating Etiquette
  • Relationship Communication Skills and Intimacy

Click Link for PEERS® Weekly Course Schedule

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