PEERS® Conference | Kent State University

PEERS® Conference

PEERS® Certified school-based training seminar: school-based social skills training program

Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron (214 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308)

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Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Instructor
Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS Clinic; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehaviorial Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. 
Dr. Langueson is also the training director for the Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

The PEERS® Certified School-Based Training for Educators is designed exclusively for teachers, school psychologists, counselors, speech and language pathologists, administrators, and school-based professionals who are interested in learning to implement The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals. 

Attendees will obtain 24 hours of training over three days regarding the use of the PEERS® Curriculum and the research behind the program. 

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For the PEERS® Certified School-Based Training Seminar. 

Registration closes on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Cost:
$125 for students/parents/community
$250 for professionals

Conference Agenda

PEERS® for ADOLESCENTS CERTIFIED SCHOOL-BASED TRAINING SEMINAR COURSE OUTLINE (TENTATIVE) 

Tentative Schedule (PDF)

PRESENTER:
Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson

Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA
Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS® Clinic
Director, The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance
Training Director, UCLA Tarjan Center UCEDD
UCLA PEERS® Clinic
Website: www.semel.ucla.edu/peers
Phone: 310-267-3377
Email:peersclinic@ucla.edu
Facebook and Twitter: UCLA PEERS

Day 1

Training 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Introduction, Research Overview, Getting Started, PEERS® Lessons 1-2
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Introduction

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Overview of Agenda & Materials

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Research Overview Part I

11:00 – 11:15 AM
Break

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Research Overview Part II

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Getting Started (p. 1)
Organization of the Manuals and Parent Book (p. 2)
Daily & Weekly Lesson Formats (p. 2)
Composition of the Class (p. 6)
Required Personnel, Physical Facilities, & Materials Needed (p. 7)
Teaching Methods & Behavioral Management Techniques (p. 9)
Parents as Social Coaches (p. 13)
Tracking Progress (p. 14)

2:30 – 3:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 1: Introduction and Trading Information (p. 21)
Day One: Introduction (p. 24)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Trading Information (Role-Plays) (p. 28)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 35)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity – Jeopardy (p. 39)
Parent Handout (p. 44)

3:30 – 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 – 5:00 PM
PEERS® Lesson 2: Two-Way Conversations (p. 49)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 51)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Two-Way Conversations (Role-Plays) (p. 53)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 66)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity – Jeopardy (p. 70)
Parent Handout (p. 74)

Day 2

Training 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PEERS® Lessons 3-8

9:00 – 10:00 AM
PEERS® Lesson 3: Electronic Communication (p. 77)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 78)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Electronic Communication (Role-Plays) (p. 80)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 94)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity – Jeopardy (p. 98)
Parent Handout (p. 103)

10:00 – 11:00 AM
PEERS® Lesson 4: Choosing Appropriate Friends (p. 107)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 109)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Choosing Appropriate Friends (p. 111)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 117)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Personal Items (p. 121)
Parent Handout (p. 125)

11:00 – 11:15 AM
Break

11:15 AM – 12:30
PM PEERS® Lesson 5: Appropriate Use of Humor (p. 131)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 133)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Appropriate Use of Humor (Role-Plays) (p. 136)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 142)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Personal Items (p. 147)
Parent Handout (p. 151)

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 6: Starting and Joining Conversations (p. 155)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 157)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Starting & Joining Convos (Role-Plays) (p. 160)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 170)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Joining Conversations (p. 176)
Parent Handout (p. 181)

2:30 – 3:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 7: Exiting Conversations (p. 185)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 187)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Exiting Conversations (Role-Plays) (p. 191)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 204)
Day Four: Teen Activity - Joining and Exiting Conversations (p. 210)
Day Five: Teen Activity - Joining and Exiting Conversations (p. 214)
Parent Handout (p. 218)

3:30 – 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 – 5:00 PM
PEERS® Lesson 8: Good Sportsmanship (p. 221)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 223)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Good Sportsmanship (Role-Plays) (p. 226)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 231)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Good Sportsmanship (p. 236)
Parent Handout (p. 241)

Day 3

Training 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 – 10:00 AM
PEERS® Lesson 9: Get-Togethers (p. 245)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 247)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Get-Togethers (Role-Plays) (p. 250)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 260)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Get-Togethers & Good Sport (p. 266)
Parent Handout (p. 271)

10:00 – 10:45 AM
PEERS® Lesson 10: Handling Arguments (p. 277)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 279)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Handling Arguments (p. 281)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 288)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Get-Togethers & Good Sport (p. 292)
Parent Handout (p. 296)

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 – 11:45 AM
PEERS® Lesson 11: Changing Reputations (p. 299)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 301)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Changing Reputations (p. 303)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 307)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Get-Togethers & Good Sport (p. 310)
Parent Handout (p. 314)

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 12: Handling Teasing and Embarrassing Feedback (p. 317)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 320)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson –Teasing and Embarrassing Feedback (p. 322)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 329)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Good Sportsmanship Outdoors (p. 333)
Parent Handout (p. 337)

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 13: Avoiding Physical Bullying (p. 341)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 343)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Avoiding Physical Bullying (p. 346)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 351)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Good Sportsmanship Outdoors (p. 354)
Parent Handout (p. 358)

2:30 – 3:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 14: Handling Cyber Bullying (p. 361)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 363)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Handling Cyber Bullying (p. 366)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 370)
Days Four and Five: Teen Activity - Good Sportsmanship Outdoors (p. 374)
Parent Handout (p. 378)

3:30 – 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM
PEERS® Lesson 15: Minimizing Rumors and Gossip (p. 381)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 382)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Minimizing Rumors and Gossip (p. 385)
Day Three: Lesson Review and Behavioral Rehearsal (p. 393)
Day Four and Five: Teen Activity - Good Sportsmanship Outdoors (p. 398)
Parent Handout (p. 402)

4:30 – 5:00 PM
PEERS® Lesson 16: Final Review, Post-Testing, and Graduation (p. 405)
Day One: Homework Review (p. 407)
Day Two: Didactic Lesson – Final Review (p. 410)
Days Three and Four: Post-Test Assessment (p. 414)
Day Five: Graduation Party and Ceremony (p. 416)
Parent Handout (p. 419)

 

    Instructor, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson

    Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson is the instructor for the 2018 PEERS conference at Kent State UniversityDr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Instructor
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA
    Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS® Clinic
    Director, The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance
    Training Director, UCLA Tarjan Center UCEDD
    UCLA PEERS® Clinic
    Website: www.semel.ucla.edu/peers
    Phone: 310-267-3377
    Email:peersclinic@ucla.edu
    Facebook and Twitter: UCLA PEERS

    Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS Clinic; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehaviorial Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Dr. Langueson is also the training director for the Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

    The PEERS® Certified School-Based Training for Educators is designed exclusively for teachers, school psychologists, counselors, speech and language pathologists, administrators, and school-based professionals who are interested in learning to implement The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals.