Monica Fyfe is a Certified Provider for the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) program. This is a 14-week, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities (e.g. role-plays, playing sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Topics of Instruction:
•How to use appropriate conversational skills
•How to find common interests by trading information
•How to appropriately use humor
•How to enter and exit conversations between peers
•How to be a good host during get-togethers
•How to make phone calls to friends
•How to choose appropriate friends
•How to be a good sport
•How to handle arguments and disagreements
•How to change a bad reputation
•How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
•How to handle rumors and gossip
Enrollment is currently delivered through OUR VILLAGE, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency. Our current groups are being hosted at Renaissance School in San Pedro, and by the SW SELPA Family Resource Center in Redondo Beach, on Thursday and/or Friday evenings.
The PEERS® Group is co-run by Monica Fyfe, MFT, BCBA and Dr. Albert Knapp, Psy.D., BCBA-D and is offered at a competitive tuition rate.