A structured, skills-based intervention, social skills groups are designed to support children, adolescents and teens in learning, developing, and practicing necessary skills to engage in social interactions with peers in a safe and structured environment.
Sessions cover a broad range of situations in which interpersonal difficulties are discussed, addressed via examples and interactions during the 6-8 sessions.
Social Skills Training Provides
- Recognition of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
- Personal interpretation of ongoing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
- Coping strategies for emotional regulation
- Action plans for behavioral changes
- Therapist feedback
Social skills training can be an important adjunct to family therapy. Skills learned in session can be applied at home, in school, and in the community. Training continues outside of sessions through the assignment and review of homework designed to encourage practicing of skills outside of the office.