NEWS RELEASE: Author of ‘Teenage as a Second Language’ Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, to Join Panel on Communicating with Teens Nov. 3

NEWS RELEASE: Author of ‘Teenage as a Second Language’ Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, to Join Panel on Communicating with Teens Nov. 3

Psychology experts to explore “Teen Speak: What Teens Really Mean”

It can happen seemingly overnight. Parents find their otherwise communicative child has become a teen who won’t talk with them.

Experts will uncover the mysteries of teen communication in a discussion and Q&A, “Teen Speak: What Teens Really Mean,” on November 3rd at 6:30pm at the Kessel Student Center in the Gottesman room on Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY, entrance 3. The free event is one of the campus’s many presentations that are open to the public.

Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, author of “Teenage As a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual” will team up with the director of the Masters in Counseling program at Pace, Ross Robak, PhD, for this event. Powell-Lunder is an adjunct professor in the program, which is part of Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken teens’ social lives to another level and affect their relationships. Parents, guidance counselors, school administrators and anyone encountering teens can benefit from this event in which they will learn how to translate teen language and texting shorthand in an environment filled with cell phones, social media and cyber-bullying.

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About the Author

Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, co-author of the book “Teenage as a Second Language,” is a clinical psychologist specializing in work with children, adolescents and their families and an adjunct professor of psychology at Pace University. The creator of, an interactive, informational website for the parents of teenagers, she is a published researcher, accomplished speaker and consultant on teen issues. She is a regular contributor to USA Today,,, and The Chicago Tribune, and has been featured on Shine, Yahoo!, AOL’s ParentDish, and  radio and TV including WCBS and Fox. Powell-Lunder is the Program Director of an adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit at Four Winds Hospita and is on the board of directors for Family Ties, a non-profit family advocacy agency serving Westchester County, NY. She maintains a private outpatient practice in Katonah, NY.

About Psychology at Pace’s Pleasantville Campus

The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, which is one of the university’s largest majors. The department is chaired by Robak, who also chairs the graduate counseling program and is the author of numerous publications on grief and bereavement. For more information about the psychology departments please visit

About Pace University

For 105 years, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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