PEERS® for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults


Social skills help us to connect and maintain relationships with others. Struggling with social skills often leads to feelings of rejection, loneliness and isolation.

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Young Adults (Ages 18-35) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills.

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 humour and assess humour feedback
• How to start, enter, and exit conversations between peers
• How to organise successful get-togethers with friends
• How to develop romantic relationships and use appropriate dating etiquette
• How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
• How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumours/gossip

*Young adults must attend each session with a social coach (i.e., parent, family member, adult sibling, support worker etc.). Social coaches are taught how to assist young adults in making and keeping friends by providing feedback during weekly socialisation homework assignments.

Sallyanne is a certified PEERS® for Young Adults instructor with the UCLA PEERS® Clinic.

Please contact Sallyanne to register your interest in the next PEERS® for Young Adults Program.