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Children's Friendship Training

1st Edition

By Fred D. Frankel, Robert J. Myatt


210 pages

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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



About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health