PEERS for Young AdultsCenter for Assessment and Treatment
: 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
: Call CAAT at (240) 424-0184 for pricing information.
: Registration is required.
Dates: Runs for 16 weeks starting in September, Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Contact: email@example.com or 240-424-0184
PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 18-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends, navigate social interactions, mange conflict and rejection and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill by didactic and role play models. They are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session while receiving individualized coaching from our clinical staff.
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.
Topics of Instruction:
How to find common interests by trading information
How to use appropriate conversational skills including starting and maintaining conversations
How to find sources of friends
How to appropriately use humor
How to enter and exit group conversations
How to handle rejection and direct or indirect bullying
How to organize and have successful get-togethers
Rules for forms of electronic communication
How to handle arguments and disagreements