Social Skills Practice Group
This group in an introductory level social skills therapy group for high-functioning adults would like to improve their social skills and who often find themselves feeling socially awkward or socially uncomfortable. Individuals may or may not have a DSM-5 diagnosis.
In the group, you will learn about how we relate on a social level, why our social skills are important for rich social relationships, how our bodies are connected to our social experience, how to hack your visceral reactions before and within social situations to interact more appropriately, how to manage social impulsivity, how to predict how other people will interpret you, and how to prepare yourself for social situations and the social rules associated with different situations.
Start understanding the social world
Improve your understanding how our brains and bodies create "social awkwardness"
Improve your ability to relate to others
Learn how to predict what others might be thinking
Learn how to think about social situations and yourself within them to improve your social behavior
Understand social rules for different situations and how to interact in an "appropriate" way
Melissa James, B.A., M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO is a Toronto-based speech-language pathologist who has been working with adults who have social skills challenges since 2012. Melissa advocates for moving away from a mental health model of diagnostic labels and towards a lens of skills deficits. She believes that many people who are struggling with social skills and social awkwardness could benefit from extra help in the domain of social understanding and relating and in real life. The struggle with working on social skills in real life though, is that typical people have a hard time giving social feedback. Melissa provides a safe and nurturing environment for adult-learners to improve social errors that they are doing unintentionally that push others away and to develop social confidence.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We accept between 5-8 people per group to ensure that everyone gets individualized attention and can reap the benefits of an intimate group learning environment.
Please register early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after November 15th, 2017. A processing fee of $90.00 will be retained on all cancellations.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact us (directors - at - torontospeechtherapy - dot - com)
670 Bloor Street West