Peter Fraenkel, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at The City College of the City University of New York, where he teaches in the doctoral program in clinical psychology and the master's program in mental health counseling. He is on the faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where for over a decade he directed the Center for Work and Family. He is also in private practice in New York City, specializing in couple and family therapy. Dr. Fraenkel is the author of Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage: Four Steps to Getting Back on Track (2011, Palgrave-Macmillan), co-author of The Relational Trauma of Incest: A Family-Based Approach to Treatment (2001, Guilford Press), and author of numerous publications on time, technology, work and family; collaborative community-based programs for homeless families and families that have survived domestic violence; integrative approaches to couple and family therapy; and child sexual abuse. Along with Marcia Sheinberg andFiona True, he received the 2004 American Family Therapy Academy's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice for their work on family-based treatment of incest, and he received AFTA's 2012 award for Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy for his work in the area of time and couples, integrative approaches to couple therapy, and resilience-strengthening programs for homeless families. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and is an Advisory Editor for the journal Family Process, a Contributing Editor for the The Psychotherapy Networker, and past Vice President of AFTA.


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