The PEERS© Program

Phone: (352) 372-0047

Does your teen or adolescent struggle to make and keep friends?

The PEERS© program might be for them.

The Program for the Education and Enrichment or Relational Skills (PEERS©) is the leading research-based social skills training program. The 14 week program is geared towards the needs of those ranging from 12 to 17 years old, using a highly individualized approach. The PEERS© program fosters the development of awareness of self and others, particularly with regard to social thinking. Topics covered include: how to use appropriate conversational skills, how to appropriately use humor, how to choose appropriate friends, how to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying, and more. Research has shown that the gains made in this program are maintained 3-5 years later (Laugeson et al., 2013).

PEERS© is unique and different from other social skills programs because it:

  • is evidence-based
  • includes parents
  • teaches ecologically valid social skills
  • tailors the teaching methods to shared social     skills deficits
  • breaks down social skills into understandable steps taught in an effective way
  • builds in the generalization of skills to “real life” setting

PEERS© in the news:

KNBC UCLA PEERS Social Skills Treatment Program

Alex Plank interviews Liz Laugeson at IMFAR

Call now for your enrollment interview!

(352) 372-0047

We run 2-3 groups a year. Space is limited, participation is required.