1st Edition

Children's Friendship Training

ISBN 9781583913086
Published December 20, 2002 by Routledge
210 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents


Purpose and organization of this manual
oA self-contained guide for the clinician
oTraining socially valid behaviors
oMaintaining treatment integrity
oOrganization of this manual
oRelated resources

Section I. Background
Chapter 1. Reasons to Treat Peer Relationship Problems
Chapter 2. Assessment of Outcomes
Chapter 3. Types of Children's Social Skills Treatment
Chapter 4. Common Diagnoses of Children Obtaining Training
Chapter 5. Research on the UCLA Children's Friendship Program

Section II. Preparing for Treatment
Chapter 6. Screening
Chapter 7. Intake
Chapter 8. Program Infrastructure

Section III. Session Content
Chapter 9. Introductory Session/Setting the Stage
Chapter 10. Conversational Skills
Chapter 11. "Slipping In"/Reputation/Using Community Resources
Chapter 12. Taking "No" for an Answer/Gender and Age Issues
Chapter 13. Rules of a Good Sport/Social Goals
Chapter 14. Rules of a Good Sport/Positive Statements
Chapter 15. Making a Best Friend/Play Dates
Chapter 16. Resisting Teasing
Chapter 17. Respect Towards Adults
Chapter 18. Managing Competition/Gender Differences
Chapter 19. Avoiding Physical Fights
Chapter 20. Graduation


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Fred Frankel is Professor of Medical Psychology, UCLA Department of Psychiatry. He developed the UCLA Children's Friendship Training Program with Robert Myatt, offering treatment to over 900 children with friendship problems since 1989. He has published several controlled studies and was awarded an NIMH research grant to study Children's Friendship Training.