Fred Frankel, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. Since 1982, Dr. Frankel has been the Director of the UCLA Parent Training and Children's Friendship Programs. He has treated over 1,500 children who have had difficulty making and keeping friends. He has 59 published studies and author of 4 books on social skills with elementary and middle school children:
Friends Forever: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Make and Keep Good Friends .
Social Skills Success for Students with Autism / Asperger's: Helping Adolescents on the Spectrum to Fit In.
Children's Friendship Training.
Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual