Teach Social Skills to Children, Teens, and Adults
Developed for Clinical and Academic Settings
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. In 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.
Companion Video Included with the Book
Most treatment manuals leave the reader thinking, "I understand the techniques, but what really occurs in the group?" With the video, the group process is "demystified," as you are able to observe Dr. Haley facilitating Peer Process Social Skills Groups. The 67 page book is a "quick-read" that offers therapists and school counselors an introduction to facilitating groups in their particular setting. The 30 minute video contains 13 vignettes of potential scenarios that a facilitator will likely experience when leading a PPSG.
Peer Process Social Skills Groups E-book
This is where you access the E-book in PDF format for reading on your computer, smartphone or mobile device such as an iPad, iPod, iPhone, Kindle, Nook or other e-book readers. We've included helpful information at the bottom of this page for transferring the PDF of the book to these devices. But first, click on the button directly to your left to open the PDF file in your browser or right click and select Save As...to save it directly to your hard drive.
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.
Technical Information and Support
Adding the E-Book to Your E-Reader
Directly below, you'll find links to instructions on how to add a PDF, in this case, The Peer Process Social Skills Groups E-Book, to your mobile device, such as an iPad, Kindle or Nook. If you don't find your e-reader device below, just do a search in Google (or your favorite search engine) on how to add a PDF to the device.
For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4227
For the Nook: http://nooktalk.net/nook-faq.html
When you click on the video above, it will play at a fairly large size right in the video frame. However, you can also play it at full screen by clicking the icon on the far right of the control bar on the bottom of the video (right next to the volume control). As with watching any video on the web, your viewing results will vary. They are affected by many factors, including your bandwidth (1.5 Mbps and above download is recommended), the size at which you watch the video, your ram and video ram on your computer, etc.
If you have trouble watching the video–if it starts and stops–depending on the device you're using you may need to let it "load." To do this, hit pause on the video. This gives your device some time to gather the data into your browser. Take a break and come back in 5-10 minutes or so and then hit Play again. Please note though that your computer is not gathering the data on your hard drive, so if you close your browser you will lose whatever amount of video has been downloaded so far.