Social Skills Training

Our certified providers of the PEERS® Adolescent Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) offer a once weekly, 14-week, evidence-based social skills training class for motivated adolescents in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. Each week a group of teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during social activities. Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends through coaching. Key topics of instruction include:

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication
  • How to appropriately use humor and assess humor feedback
  • How to start, enter, and exit conversations with peers
  • How to organize successful get-togethers with friends
  • How to be a good sport when playing games/sports with friends
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumors/gossip
  • How to change a bad reputation

Please visit the link below to see our certified providers. For more details about PEERS® at Braintrust Behavioral Health, please contact us using the information listed for any of our providers found in the link.