PEERS® Certified School-Based Training

Thursday - Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2015

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

Simon Fraser University - Downtown Campus

PEERS® Certified School-Based Training

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Level Intermediate/Advanced
For Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, School-based Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
Focus Adolescent, school-age children with a range of social impairments whose cognitive abilities are in the average range.
Autism-specific? No

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About the Event

Please note that online registration is not available for this workshop.  Download the Registration Form and send it to or fax 604-205-5345. 

ACT received very positive responses to several previous presentations and trainings delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. This three day PEERS® School-Based Training summer course is in response to a number of requests from B.C. educators. This training is designed to instruct educators and school-based professionals on the administration and implementation of the PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals. This certified training provides a model for evidence-based social skills instruction in the classroom or educational setting for middle school and high school students on a daily or weekly basis.

It targets the delivery of the PEERS® intervention in a school-based setting, only involving adolescent participants.
Please note:
This training does not include instruction on how to run a parent group for the PEERS® for Adolescents intervention. 

Required Text 

PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals - This book is available for purchase on Amazon.  

  • Register by July 9 and receive a copy of the required text, PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals, for free. The book will be distributed on the first training day. 

Pre-Requisite Requirements for Certification

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: BCBA, MSW, LCSW, MA., MS, MFT, MD, RN, LVN, PhD, PsyD, EdD, MPH.
  • Graduate students in a mental health or education related field pursuing a master’s degree or higher

Registration and Application for Certification Details 

  • Please note the application deadline for certification has passed. The information below is for reference only.
  • Non-certificate registration is still being accepted. Please send the registration form to Selina Lai at
  • Attendees seeking certification must be pre-approved by Dr. Laugeson; applications must be received by July 9 in order for Dr. Laugeson to confirm applicants are qualified to seek certification.
  • Only attendees who have been pre-qualified for certification by Dr. Laugeson, and complete the three full days (24 hours) of training will be a “PEERS® Certified School-Based Provider”.
  • In order to determine FULL completion of the full 24 hours of training, ALL attendees are required to sign in and out each day
  • Attendees who do not attend all 24 hours of training will NOT be PEERS® Certified School-Based Providers

Non-Certificate Attendees  

  • Only three spots remain for non-certificate registrants. 

This event is open to any interested participant. Attendees who do not seek certification or are not pre-approved by Dr. Laugeson will receive a participation certificate of attendance and will not be PEERS® Certified Providers.

Participant Comments

  • "I am so excited to start using the strategies I've learned!"(Para-professional)
  • "Elizabeth was an excellent role model teaching us skills and how to share them effectively"(Professional)
  • "I learned so much! I really appreciate the evidence based approach throughout the presentation. Appreciate all of the examples - Dr. Laugeson is an awesome inspiring speaker!"(Professional)
  • "It challenged my previous notion about what skills to teach. I like the 'Ecologically sound' techniques" (Professional)

About the Presenter

Liz LaugesonElizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. More information about Dr. Laugeson.




Workshop Schedule

8:30 - 4:30

A detailed schedule for the three training days is available to view here


Please note that online registration is not available for this workshop. 
To register, please email or fax your completed registration form to:
Selina Lai, Event Planner
Fax: (604) 205-5345
or call the ACT office at 1-866-939-5188 to register over the phone. 

  • Please note that a maximum of 75 people can be registered for this event.
  • Register by July 9 and receive a copy of the required text, PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals, for free. The book will be distributed on the first training day. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made before July 9 will be subject to a $25 administrative and materials fee. 
  • Cancellations made after July 9 will be subject to a $100 administrative and materials fee.

Date Parents, Para-Pros & Students Professionals
Early Bird Rate ends June 3rd, 2015 $500 $600
Regular Rate ends July 9th, 2015 $600 $700
Late Rate begins July 10th, 2015 $650 $750


ACT’s live events are self-supporting through registration fees and sponsorship; we do not receive government funding. ACT fundraises to provide bursaries for low-income participants. We prioritize family members and autistic adults for bursaries which are given in the form of lower registration fees. ACT only provides bursaries prior to registration for those who want to join our online audience. Learn more about how to register using the ACT event bursary program. You are welcome to call or email ACT's office ( for more information. ACT provided over $11,000 in bursaries in 2019 and gratefully accepts donations to our bursary fund to allow us to provide a greater level of support. Donate to our bursary fund.

Autism Funding

Parents who receive Autism Funding may use 20% of the total for equipment, books, training and travel costs. ACT's live events are considered eligible expenses by the Autism Funding Branch. Please pay when you register; the Autism Funding Branch will reimburse parents after the event.
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