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Avidan Milevsky, PhD, LCPC,


AVIDAN MILEVSKY, PhD, LCPC, is an associate professor of psychology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland. As a psychotherapist at Wellspring Counseling he specializes in sibling issues in therapy. He has over 20 years of experience working in various settings and populations focusing on systems approaches to interventions. While earning his PhD at Florida International University, he received the GSA Social Sciences prize for his work on sibling relationships. Dr. Milevsky was the founding chair of the Psychology Department at Touro College South and is a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He serves as the director of the Center for Parenting Research at Kutztown University. His clinical research on families and siblings has produced over 100 conference presentations, and more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including a contribution to the Encyclopedia of Adolescence. His most recent book on siblings, Sibling Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence: Predictors and Outcomes, was published by Columbia University Press.

Dr. Milevsky has lectured to audiences in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Middle-East on various topics including family issues in therapy, parenting, sibling relationships, and the intersection between spirituality and mental health. He has been interviewed by national media about his work on siblings including stories in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Real Simple, and Allure magazine. Additionally, Dr. Milevsky is a columnist for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post on sibling issues. He has been a guest expert on TV and radio, including an appearance on Public Radio International's "The Takeaway."

Dr. Milevsky is currently consulting in an effort to introduce legislation that would strengthen sibling visitation rights in family court and recognize the importance of sibling relationships on the emotional and psychological development of children.