Sally M. Weinstein, PhD

Sally M. Weinstein, Ph.D
Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room No. 187,
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. (MC 747),
Chicago, IL 60608
Office Phone: 312-413-7551
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Weinstein, S.M., West, A.E., & Pavuluri, M.N. (2013). Psychosocial Treatment for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Current and Future Directions. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 13(7), 843-850. doi:10.1586/14737175.2013.811985.


Weinstein, S.M., & Mermelstein, R.J. (2013).  Dynamic associations of negative mood and smoking across the development of smoking in adolescence.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42(5), 629-642.  doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.794698.


Weinstein, S.M., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Influences of mood variability, negative, moods, and depression on adolescent cigarette smoking.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  doi:10.1037/a0031488


West, A.E., & Weinstein, S.M.  (2012). A Family-Based Model for Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 49(2), 86-94.


West, A.E., & Weinstein, S.M. (2012).  Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. In R.B. Mennuti, R.W. Christner, & A. Freeman (Eds.) Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings: A Handbook for Practice (Second Edition).  New York: Routledge Publishing.


West, A.E., Weinstein, S.M., Celio, C.I. Henry, D., & Pavuluri, M.N. (2011). Comorbid disruptive behavior disorder and aggression predict functional outcomes and differential response to risperidone versus divalproex in pharmacotherapy for pediatric bipolar disorder.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 21(6), 545-553.


Weinstein, S.M., Mermelstein, R., Shiffman, S., and Flay, B.  (2008). Mood variability and cigarette smoking escalation among adolescents.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 504 – 513.


Weinstein, S.M., & Mermelstein, R.J.  (2007).  Relations between daily activities and adolescent mood: The role of autonomy.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 1 – 13.


Weinstein, S.M., Mermelstein, R.J., Hankin, B.L., Hedeker, D., and Flay, B. (2007). Longitudinal patterns of daily affect and global mood during adolescence.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17, 587-600. 


Weinstein, S.M., Mermelstein, R.J., Hedeker, D., Hankin, B.L., and Flay, B. (2006).  The time-varying influences of peer and family support on adolescent daily positive and negative affect.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35, 420 – 430. 


Weinstein, S.M. & West, A.E. (2009). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.  In: Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents, http://www.effectivechildtherapy.com/.


Mermelstein, R., Hedeker, D., & Weinstein, S. (2009). Ecological momentary assessment and adolescent smoking. In J. Kassel (Ed.), Emotion and substance use. (pp. 217–236). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.


Kassel, J.D., Weinstein, S., Skitch, S., Veilleux, J., and Mermelstein, R. (2005).  The development of substance abuse in adolescence: Correlates, causes, and consequences.  In B.L. Hankin and J.R.Z. Abela (Eds.), Developmental Psychopathology: A vulnerability-stress perspective.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sally M. Weinstein, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Sally Weinstein, Ph.D., is currently engaged in programs of research investigating the psychosocial treatment of children with bipolar disorder, and the assessment and treatment of suicidality within pediatric bipolar disorder.  As a Clinical Psychologist in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Weinstein also provides clinical evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents with mood disorders and facilitates the RAINBOW group therapy program for children with bipolar disorder.

Dr. Weinstein received a Bachelor of Science from Duke University (2001) and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2009).  Dr. Weinstein completed her Internship in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois (2009), and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, funded by the National Institutes of Health, within the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program/Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2011).


  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Pediatric mood disorders, particularly pediatric bipolar disorder and youth suicidality
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) for child and Adolescent psychopathology
  • Psychosocial intervention research
  • Developmental psychopathology


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
American Psychological Association


  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Young Investigator Grant
  • Identifying Risk Factors and Intervention Methods to Prevent Suicide in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PI)
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