Dr. Avidan Milevsky is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a psychotherapist at Wellspring Counseling in Towson, MD where he specializes in adolescents. He has 20 years of experience working in various settings and populations focusing on systems approaches to interventions.
He serves as the director of the Center for Parenting Research at KU. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in assessment and adolescent development. His clinical research on adolescents and families has produced over 100 conference presentations, more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals including a contribution to the Encyclopedia of Adolescence, and 4 books including Sibling relationships in childhood and adolescence: Predictors and outcomes (Columbia University Press, 2011) and Understanding adolescents for the helping professional (Springer Publishing, 2015).
Dr. Milevsky is consulting for State Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood, D-Phila., in her efforts at introducing 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 and adolescents.
He has lectured to audiences in the United States, 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. Dr. Milevsky has been interviewed by national media about his work 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 family issues. He has been a guest expert on TV and radio including an appearance on Public Radio International's "The Takeaway."