Register For Our Winter Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups for Kids

Social Skills Groups provide an opportunity to learn critical social skills in a safe and fun environment with peers. The 3D approach of Discuss, Demonstrate and Do enhances the learning opportunity. Groups incorporate POWER-Solving® which is a social skills curriculum for teaching young people critical social-emotional skills they need. It has been applied successfully in classrooms, summer programs, clinical settings and home environments.

Format

There are 10 weekly meetings. Each meeting is one hour long. Parents will only meet for week 1 and week 10. Children will meet during weeks 2 through 9. Groups will be led by experienced clinicians at Behavior Therapy Associates who use behavior therapy to help others lead more meaningful lives.

When & Where

All groups will begin in January during after-school hours. Groups are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sessions will take place at Behavior Therapy Associates, located at 35 Clyde Road, Suite 101, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Fee

The fee for ten weeks is $650. If students have previously attended they can bring their POWER-Solving® workbooks. Additional workbooks can be purchased. Please note that all participants will be screened prior to acceptance and a minimum of three (3) participants will be needed before starting a group.

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Social Skills Groups for Adults

Social contact happens in one form (online, face to face, in groups) or another in everyday life. For some, navigating these social relationships can be difficult. Although each may situation may be different, there are fundamentals in interacting with others that can be learned through skill building. When it comes to social skills, individuals can learn how to more effectively interact with family members, peers, colleagues, and others to successfully sail the sometimes choppy waters of social relationships.

Social Skills Group Format

Eight (8) sessions will be held in a group format with others of comparable functioning who are experiencing similar concerns. Groups will be led by experienced clinicians at Behavior Therapy Associates who use behavior therapy to help others lead more meaningful lives.

When & Where

Dates and times will be announced. Sessions will take place at Behavior Therapy Associates, located at 35 Clyde Road, Suite 101, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Fee

The fee for all eight sessions is $699.00. Please note that all participants will be screened prior to acceptance and a minimum of three (3) participants will be needed before starting a group.

How To Register for Social Skills Groups

Call 732.873.1212 to register and for more information.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Learn More

At Behavior Therapy Associates, we understand the importance of providing social skills to build social-emotional competencies in children, adolescents, and adults. We also acknowledge that parents and caregivers need strategies to support individuals’ social skills development. Rather than focus on behavioral reduction strategies and what clients, parents, and educators should not do, our approach is to emphasize skill development and replacement behaviors in addition to reducing challenging behavior.

We focus on behavior replacement techniques through an understanding of behavioral principles. Through their participation in Positive Parenting Groups and their child’s participation in POWER-Solving® Groups, parents have seen improvement in their child’s ability to:

  • Start, maintain, & end a conversation, as well as change topics appropriately
  • Display calming strategies when upset, frustrated or angry
  • Request help appropriately when needed
  • Give others a compliment
  • State triggers that contribute to feeling angry
  • Improve social decision-making and problem-solving

Positive Parenting Group

When working with children and adolescents, we dedicate time with parents as well. As part of the social skills group training, our Positive Parenting Group teaches parents the underlying causes of behavior and how to intervene, as well as how to foster prosocial skills. We focus on behavior replacement techniques through an understanding of behavioral principles.

Through their participation in Positive Parenting Groups and their child’s participation in POWER-Solving® Groups, parents have seen improvement in their child’s ability to:

  • Start, maintain, & end a conversation, as well as change topics appropriately
  • Display calming strategies when upset, frustrated or angry
  • Request help appropriately when needed
  • Give others a compliment
  • State triggers that contribute to feeling angry
  • Improve social decision-making and problem-solving

What is POWER-Solving?

POWER-Solving® is a social skills curriculum for teaching young people critical social-emotional skills they need. It has been applied successfully in classrooms, summer programs, clinical settings and home environments.

Learn More About POWER-Solving

Please contact the office for the dates of the next Social Skills sessions.