Book and DVD
Teach Social Skills to Children, Teens, and Adults
Developed for Clinical and Academic Settings
Peer Process Social Skills Groups Video
With this video, the group process is “demystified,” as you are able to observe Dr. Haley facilitating Peer Process Social Skills Groups. See firsthand, from the developer of the technique, exactly how the groups are conducted. Just click on the play icon to start it. You can advance to different parts of the video and return to this page to watch again and again.
Social skills are the most important skills in life, yet very few professionals are familiar with the strategies necessary to teach these essential life skills. At Psychological and Life Skills Associates, social interaction training and communication skills improvement are our lifeblood. In our book, Peer Process Social Skills Groups, you will learn how to:
- Evaluate a patient’s social strengths and areas of needed growth
- Develop and facilitate groups in various settings
- Implement the Incidental Teaching approach to foster social skills
- Involve parents in teaching skills to their child
Peer Process Social Skills Groups (PPSSGs) are different than the traditional, manual-based methods that most facilitators implement. Rather than teaching the “skill-of-the-day” using an educational approach (which most group members do not respond to), PPSSGs allow for natural, flowing interactions among group members. Throughout the interactions, the therapist or school counselor is able to implement Incidental Teaching, in-the-moment, to teach a multitude of skills during any given session. Unlike structured groups, PPSSGs mimic real-life situations, and therefore the skills learned have a greater chance of being generalized into the member’s real-world experiences.