Blue Sky Autism Project is delighted to be hosting Dr Elizabeth Laugeson, founder of the evidence based UCLA PEERS for Adolescents certified 3 day training programme.
The PEERS® for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar is designed exclusively for mental health professionals, educators, medical professionals, speech and language pathologists, occupational and recreational therapists, researchers, and other professionals who work with youth with social challenges. PEERS® is the ONLY available evidence-based social skills program for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder, and is used clinically for adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other social challenges. Attendees will obtain 24 hours of training in the implementation of Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders, The PEERS® Treatment Manual (Laugeson & Frankel, 2010) and the research behind the program. This training will enable providers to implement PEERS® in clinical or educational settings as PEERS® Certified Providers.
- Anyone is welcome to attend the training and receive instruction on this type of intervention. However, all attendees seeking certification MUST be a professional or graduate student in the mental health professional, medical, or education field with the following minimum level of training: A degree in the field of psychology or a related mental health field, including, but not limited to: B.C.B.A., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., M.A., M.S., M.F.T., M.D., R.N., L.V.N., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., M.P.H
- Speech, Occupational or Physical Therapists
- Graduate students in a mental health or education related field pursuing a master’s degree or higher
Attendee qualifications must be submitted to and approved by Blue Sky Autism Project at most 14 days prior to the training in order to ensure certification.
Attendees who DO NOT meet these qualifications may purchase a ‘non-certification’ place and receive of certificate of training, but will not be PEERS® Certified Providers.