Marked deficiencies of social functioning observed in the majority of schizophrenic patients contribute, in addition to the illness itself, to this patient's isolation. The deficiencies in question most often pertain to simple daily living activities. These assumptions played an important role in the development of a social skills training program aimed at providing the patient with appropriate coping skills necessary in difficult daily living situations. Trainings of this type have been conducted at our day center for jour years now. Preliminary results of the training efficacy evaluation using questionnaire method are presented in the paper. In a group of 40 schizophrenic patients a definite increment in the social skills level was noted. However, no direct relationship between the training and the patient's mental status improvement was found.