Splitting with Teens

Coping with teens and helping teens cope during divorce can be a mammoth challenge.

Come hear what’s really going on for them, as well as strategies to help them keep it together and forge solid family bonds.

Wednesday, May 10
Brooklyn Heights

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Samantha Meltzer, Psy. D. is a school psychologist at Friends Seminary in Manhattan and runs a private practice in Brooklyn. She works with students and parents in the lower, middle, and upper school and for the past several years has co-directed a very successful Banana Splits program at Friends. Banana Splits is a specially designed group for kids whose parents are separated or divorced. Students at friends have liked it so much that they continue to attend well into high school.


Michael Davidovits, PhD, LCSW, is a teaching faculty member and Assistant Director of the Project for Adolescents and their Families at the Ackerman Institute. He is also a lecturer in the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University, a clinical supervisor in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Columbia’s School of Medicine and on staff at The Freedom Institute. Dr. Davidovits specializes in family therapy with adolescents and maintains a private practice in Manhattan.