San Diego PEERS® Social Skills Training

WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE

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 skills are gained for adults to appropriately relate to others in college, on the job, in the community, and in personal relationships. The three courses provided build on each other.

SOCIAL RULES WITH ACQUAINTANCES

COURSE 1:

Week 1

Social Anxiety Skills: 

​How to Manage Anxiety that Interferes with Social Interactions   

Week 2

Beginning Conversation Rules:

​Learning Skills to Initially Engage with Acquaintances

Week 3

Conversation Etiquette

Social Interaction Tools Necessary to Be Accepted

Week 4

Maintaining a Two-Way Conversation

Methods to Keep a Conversation Going to Move Towards an Emerging Friendship

Week 5

Active Listening and Reading Social Cues:

​Listening So Others Feel Understood, and Understanding Others So They Listen

Week 6

Entering and Exiting Conversations:

​Rules for Joining and Leaving a Conversation, and Handling Rejection

COURSE 2: 

​FROM FRIENDLY TO FRIENDSHIP

Week 1

Rules for Electronic Communication:

Appropriate Use of The Telephone, Internet, and Texting

Week 2

Friendship Skills

How To Develop Friends, What Makes Up A Friend, How To Be A True Friend

Week 3

Get Togethers:

Organizing, Hosting, and Participating in Study Groups and Hang Outs

Week 4

Social Thinking in Friendship

​Perspective Taking, Self-Care, and Hidden Rules in Friendships

COURSE 3: 

​INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Week 1

Social Thinking in Relationships

​Perspective Taking, Self-Care, and Hidden Rules in Relationships

Week 2

Handling Conflict and Disagreements

Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution

Week 3

Building and Maintaining Friendships

​How To Keep Friends

Week 4

Dating and Intimacy

​Flirting, Dating Etiquette, and Building Relationships

Robyn Coughlin, LCSW   619-997-5310                                                                                                                                                8885 Rio San Diego Drive. STE: 365 San Diego, CA 92108