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Tina Goldstein, PhD

Tina Goldstein, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Tina Goldstein, PhD on her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Goldstein received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed the Psychology Internship program and a federally-funded postdoctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at WPIC prior to her appointment to the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2006.  Dr. Goldstein’s work focuses on the assessment and psychosocial treatment of youth with, and at-risk for, bipolar disorder. She is especially interested in prevention of suicidal behavior in this population. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a focused, longitudinal trajectory in this area and has maintained continual funding to support these endeavors. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Goldstein adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of bipolar disorder in adolescents.  With support from a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIIMH), she built on this work by conducting a randomized clinical trial to test the initial efficacy and feasibility of the intervention.  In addition, Dr. Goldstein is the Principal Investigator for two NIMH R34 grants: one to study early assessment and intervention for adolescents at-risk for bipolar disorder, and another aimed at improving medication adherence among adolescents with bipolar disorder.  Dr. Goldstein is also the Co-Principal Investigator for two grants funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation that evaluate the relationship between sleep difficulties, emotion dysregulation, suicidality, and substance use in pediatric bipolar disorder.  She serves as co-Investigator on several federally-funded studies focused on the assessment and treatment of mood-disordered and at-risk youth. She has disseminated her work through numerous peer-review publications and book chapters, and is a popular lecturer who has presented her work at conferences and meetings in the United States, Turkey, Italy and Canada.  Dr. Goldstein’s clinical work closely parallels her research focus.  She provides and supervises psychosocial treatment services for youth with bipolar spectrum disorders and their families in the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS) Clinic.  In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Goldstein is a superb teacher and mentor who regularly presents lectures to PGY-1 and 2 residents on DBT, and is actively involved with the Department’s Clinical Psychology Internship Program.  She is a also member of the training faculty of the postdoctoral federally funded T32 training program in child and adolescent mood disorders and a faculty member within the NIMH Career Development Institute for Bipolar Disorders.