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Peter Fraenkel
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: 212-650-5671
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Duke University
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ City College
Research Interests: Family therapy, family psychology, how families cope with time pressures; work/family balance; prevention of marital disorder.
Peter Fraenkel is internationally recognized for his innovative contributions to family therapy theory and community-based program development research.  Over the past 14 years, he has conducted a program of mixed method (qualitative/quantitative) research and community-based intervention for homeless families in New York City, with an average yearly budget of $200,000.  Professor Fraenkel has authored or co-authored two books, 55 articles or chapters, and has presented 185 papers nationally and internationally.  He was a co-recipient of the American Family Therapy Academy’s 2004 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice for work on family-based treatment of incest, and he received AFTA’s 2012 award for Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy.  He served on the Board of Directors and is an Advisory Editor for the preeminent family systems theory and research journal Family Process, is an Ad Hoc Editor for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, was a consultant on APA’s 2009 Presidential Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness, is a Contributing Editor for The Psychotherapy Networker, and is past Vice President of AFTA.

Syllabus: Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy
Syllabus: Research Methods IV: Qualitative Methods
Syllabus: Supervision and Consultation
Syllabus: Theory III: Family Systems Theory, Treatment and Research
Syllabus: Theory VII: Family Systems Theory, Treatment and Research 2