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June 05, 2024

PEERS for Young Adults

What is PEERS® for Young Adults?

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based social skills group intervention to support interpersonal skills in friendships, workplace relationships, and romantic relationships. It has been empirically studied and shown effective in populations with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. 

PEERS® is unique because it is the standard in evidence based social skills for young adults. It breaks down social skills into understandable steps and includes role-plays and videos for multifaceted learning. Research shows that skills are generalizable to real life settings. Having these skills allows young adults to increase confidence in independent living and being an advocate for themselves.

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This group will be led by Dr. Laura Rowley, Ph.D. (https://ucebt.com/about-us/primary-staff/primary-staff/laura-rowley)

Learn more about PEERS®(https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/young-adults)

Who is PEERS® for?

PEERS® is for young adults (18-35) who have:

  • Social/behavioral challenges
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Social pragmatic communication disorder

Parents, caregiver or other support persons may serve as social coach in young adult group.

Anyone living in a PSYPACT Participating State may attend this group: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap 

What will you learn from PEERS®?

  • Developing and maintaining friendships
  • Handling disagreements and conflicts
  • Building conversation skills in person and through technology, like email, texting, and social media
  • Organizing and participating in group gatherings
  • Practicing self-advocacy in workplace and school settings

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When will PEERS® group be held?

PEERS® is a 16-week program that can be in-person or virtual. Each session is 90 minutes. This group is set to begin in July 2024. Please complete this PEERS® for Young Adults Interest Form to learn more and for a free 15-minute consultation.

Where will PEERS® group be held?

  • In-person: Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, 170 South 1000 East, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Virtual
  • Hybrid 

Anyone living in a PSYPACT Participating State may attend this group: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap 

How much does the PEERS® for Young Adults Program Cost?

PEERS® Groups are $75 per session ($1200 for all 16 weeks), and due to the curriculum, group members must commit to attending the full program.

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What does research say about the PEERS® for Young Adults Program?

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