Counseling Families with Sibling Conflict: From Discord to Harmony

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Date Dec 12, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
What do you do when children’s natural allies are their greatest foes? Discover techniques to enhance sibling relationships and restore family harmony.

Full Description:
Individuals with close sibling relationships are more emotionally mature, happier, have positive psychological well-being, and have closer friendships. On the other hand, aggressive sibling dynamics in childhood can not only lead to harmful life-long negative consequences, but can also deprive children of a potential life-long companion. Additionally, parents often report that sibling fighting is one of their main concerns and leads to turmoil throughout the family system. 

This webinar examines the role that parents play in minimizing sibling conflict and enhancing sibling relationship quality. Using theoretical perspectives, a wealth of empirical data, testing instruments, and clinical experience, participants will experience a thorough examination of these issues and leave with tools and techniques to implement immediately in practice with families.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify the crucial role that siblings play throughout life 
Explain how sibling concerns are an integral part of family turmoil
Apply interventions with families dealing with destructive sibling interactions to help create family harmony
Analyze new methods of clinically assessing sibling dynamics in childhood and adolescence   

Your Presenter:
AVIDAN MILEVSKY, PhD, 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 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. 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.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Clergy/Pastoral Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Educators


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