How We Treat
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) Groups
PEERS groups have been expanded to develop other social skills geared toward career advancement, dating, friendship, educational classes, and other life experiences.
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is an evidence-based treatment program focusing on the development of social skills for children, adolescents, and young adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
PEERS Program Skills groups
Developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at UCLA, PEERS uses
lessons and role-play demonstrations to teach individuals how to:
benefits of a peer group:
- PEERS for Young Adults Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges
Book by Elizabeth Laugeson (2017)
- The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults
Book by Elizabeth A. Laugeson (2013)
- Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual
- Book by Elizabeth A. Laugeson(2010)
Our Counseling & Therapy Groups
DBT Skills Groups are group therapy sessions that teach individuals skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. These groups provide a supportive, collaborative and educational environment to help participants gain insight into their own emotions and behaviors.
Eating Disorder Recovery
Emotion Fitness Program
Emotion fitness program groups are groups that focus on teaching individuals techniques and strategies for managing and regulating their emotions. These groups are led by trained counselors.
The Professional Series
New groups are forming, so please reach out to us if you’re
interested in joining a group with a specific focus not listed above.