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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SKILLS 

A PROGRAM FOR TEENAGERS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Does your teenager struggle to make and keep friends?
 

Woollahra Psychology offers an Introductory Social Skills program for motivated adolescents. These sessions provide teenagers with concrete rules and step-by-step guides to help with making and keeping friends. 

PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Krystle Hann is a Clinical Psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment to children through to young adults at Woollahra Psychology. She has a keen interest in helping young people develop the essential elements needed for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships.

 

Within these sessions, Krystle will help your teenager demystify the increasingly complex social world by decoding social behaviours into clear and concise rules and steps, that can be used in the real world.

Krystle Hann

Clinical Psychologist

BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS, MACPA

WHAT YOUR TEENAGER WILL LEARN 

During each session, adolescents will be taught important social skills and will be given the opportunity to practice these skills during fun activities (e.g., games etc). As a parent, you will receive weekly handouts that will help you to assist your adolescent in making and keeping friends.

SESSION 1

- Characteristics of good friendships
- Finding common interests by trading information

SESSION 2

- Topics of interest for adolescents
- How to have two-way conversations

SESSION 3

- Making phone calls to friends
- Using electronic communication appropriately
- Exchanging contact information

SESSION 4

- How to choose appropriate friends
- Finding social groups
- Assessing peer acceptance or rejection

PRE-REQUISITES

What are the participation requirements for teenagers?

- Socially challenged
- Aged between 13 and 17 years
- Currently attending high school in mainstream classes
- Interested in attending the sessions
- Willing to participate in the program voluntarily

What are the participation requirements for parents?

- Willing to assist their teenager with home practice activities

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please contact Woollahra Psychology on 1300 651 947 to find out more regarding dates and fees.

 

Medicare rebates are available if your teenager has a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP.

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