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Sally Weinstein PhD

Sally Weinstein
Designation
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Contact Information
  • sweins3 [at] uic.edu
  • (312) 413-7551
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:187

Sally Weinstein, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic (PMDC). Dr. Weinstein is engaged in programs of research investigating the psychosocial treatment of children with bipolar disorder, the assessment and treatment of suicidality within pediatric bipolar disorder, and the influences of parent and child mood disorders on pediatric asthma.  In addition, Dr. Weinstein provides clinical evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents with mood disorders; facilitates the RAINBOW group therapy program for children with bipolar spectrum disorders and the Teen Girls Depression Group; and is the Director of Psychosocial Training in the PMDC. 

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).

  • psychiatry

    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.

  • National Institutes of Health-NHLBI R01HL123797, Asthma Action at Erie Trial (Co-I; PI: Martin)

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

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

  • Weinstein, S.M., Pugach, O., Rosales, G., Mosnaim, G.S., Walton, S.W., & Martin, M.M. (in press). Family Chaos and Asthma Control. Pediatrics.

    Mosnaim, G.S., Weinstein, S.M., Pugach, O., Rosales, G., Roy, A., Walton, S., & Martin, M. (2019). Design and Baseline Characteristics of a Low-income Urban Cohort of Children with Asthma: The Asthma Action at Erie Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 79, 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.02.006

    Weinstein, S.M., Cruz, R., Isaia, A., Peters, A., & West, A.E. (2018). Child- and Family-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for pediatric bipolar disorder: Applications for suicide prevention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviors, 48, 797-811. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12416

    Isaia, A., Weinstein, S.M., Shankman, S. A., & West, A. E. (2018). Predictors of Dropout in Family-Based Psychosocial Treatment for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: An exploratory study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-018-1126-0

    Peters, A.T., Weinstein, S.M., Isaia, A., Van Meter, A., Henry, D.B, & West, A.E. (2017). Symptom dimensions and trajectories of functioning among bipolar youth: A cluster analysis. Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

    Weinstein, S.M., Isaia, A., & West, A.E. (2018). Bipolar Spectrum. In S. Hupp (Ed.), Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: Components of Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth and their Parents. New York: Cambridge University Press.

    West, A.E., & Weinstein, S.M., & Pavuluri, M.N.  (2017). Child- and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Treatment Manual: Programs that Work Series. New York: Oxford University Press.

    MacPherson, H.A., Weinstein, S.M., & West, A.E. (2017). Non-suicidal self-injury in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Clinical correlates and impact on psychosocial treatment outcomes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-017-0331-4

    MacPherson, H.A., Weinstein, S.M., Henry, D.B., & West, A.E. (2016). Mediators in the randomized trial of Child- and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for pediatric bipolar disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 85, 60-71.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.08.014

    Weinstein, S.M., Henry, D.B., Katz, A.C., Peters, A.T., and West, A.E. (2015). Treatment Moderators of Child- and Family-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54 (2), 116-125.

    Weinstein, S.M., Van Meter, A., Katz, A.C., Peters, A., & West, A.E. (2015). Cognitive and Family Correlates of Current Suicidal Ideation in Children with Bipolar Disorder.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 173, 15-21.

    West, A.E., Weinstein, S.M., Peters, A., Katz, A., Cruz, R., & Pavuluri, M.N. and Henry, D. (2014). Child- and Family-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54 (2), 116-125.

    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.

    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.