The Science of Handling Bullying: Lessons from the UCLA PEERS Clinic
Presented by Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, UCLA
This lecture is intended to provide an overview of strategies for handling direct and indirect forms of bullying from one of the only evidence-based social skills interventions for autistic youth and those with other social challenges. Concrete rules and steps of ecologically valid strategies for handling teasing, physical bullying, cyberbullying, and rumors/gossip will be summarized. Role-play demonstrations will be shown and methods for teaching social skills will be discussed. Research outcomes related to the PEERS® social skills intervention will be highlighted by the program developer, and additional resources will be provided.
- Recognize the different forms of direct and indirect bullying.
- Describe the consequences of peer rejection.
- Apply ecologically valid strategies for handling direct bullying (i.e., teasing and physical bullying).
- Summarize appropriate strategies for minimizing indirect bullying (i.e., cyberbullying and rumors/gossip).
About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over Zoom. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.