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Free Social Skills Group for Teens at CMU

September 11, 2018 - December 11, 2018


The Central Michigan University Psychology Department will be hosting a 16-week social skills intervention, based on the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program, for motivated teens in middle and high school (ages 12-18 years) who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each session, teens will be taught important social skills and given the opportunity to practice during socializations activities. Parents will attend separate sessions at the same time and learn how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Enrollment is limited. Parent participation is required.

Teens will learn how to:
 Use appropriate conversational skills
 Find common interests by trading
 Appropriately use humor
 Enter and exit peer conversations
 Handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
 Handle rumors and gossip
 Be a good host during get-togethers
 Make phone calls to friends
 Choose appropriate friends
 Be a good sport
 Handle arguments and disagreements
 Change a bad reputation

This group may be appropriate for teens with:
 Autism Spectrum Disorder
 Depression
 Anxiety
 Other social & behavioral disorders

Group will meet on Tuesday evenings at Central Michigan University’s Carls Center

For enrollment information, please contact Dr. Melissa Tuttle at (989) 774-2386.


September 11, 2018
December 11, 2018
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Central Michigan University
1200 S. Franklin St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859 United States
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(989) 774-3076