Mastering Small Talk

A 3-session workshop to help teens and young adults with autism, anxiety, and ADHD increase their competence and confidence with small talk.

  • Individuals 16 and up
  • Videoconference platform
  • Mondays, Next Start Date TBA
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 
  • Cost: $90.00
Mastering Small Talk

What is Small Talk?

Small talk is considered by many to be a very stressful social task, so if you feel that way, you're not alone! In this brief course, we're going to explore strategies to take the burdon out of small talk and make it an opportunity that works for you.

What does the course cover?

In this course, participants learn specific steps to follow to start, maintain and conclude brief conversations (small talk) with strangers, families members and friends. The course uses video, teaching, role-play and peer feedback to help master the skills needed to improve confidence and ability to successfully use small talk in social settings. 


  • Session One: Starting Conversations

  • Session Two: Maintaining Conversations

  • Sessions Three: Ending Conversations Smoothly

Adam Benton, PhD
Adam Benton, PhD

Dr. Benton is a child psychologist and co-founder of Arkansas Families First. He conducts psychological evaluations and provides treatment to children, teens and young adults ranging in age from 2 to 25. Dr. Benton's specialty areas include High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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About Us

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. Our group of independently practicing providers strive to provide the best, most comprehensive care that modern psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and other disciplines have to offer.


Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families. We utilize the latest research and the most skilled providers in the service of improving people’s lives. We strive to empower parents and to integrate multiple disciplines in the building of strong families and healthy children.

Our Promise

We take a strengths-based approach utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and include parents in all aspects of treatment and assessment. We'll find the service and the provider that best fits your family. With our growing list of clinicians, if you are not satisfied with your provider or services will help you make the necessary changes.