Jonathan Weinstein is a clinical psychologist with the Veterans Administration. He serves as the suicide prevention coordinator at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System and holds appointment as assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at New York Medical College. Prior to serving in suicide prevention, he served as the PTSD/substance-use- disorders coordinator at the James J. Peters VA in the Bronx, New York. Before working for the VA, Dr. Weinstein served in a variety of mental health and education roles in New York, Maryland, and Mississippi, stretching back to 2000.
Dr. Weinstein has long been interested in diverse applications of contextual behavior science to applied settings, particularly underserved ones. As an early contributor to the development of relational frame theory and acceptance and commitment therapy at the University of Mississippi Center for Contextual Psychology, Jonathan studied behavioral analysis and its applications for behavior therapy, social categorization, and education. Dr. Weinstein’s publications can be found in Behavior and Social Issues, The Psychological Record, and Salud y drogas. He has presented on these and related topics at national and international conferences, including the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Association for Behavioral Analysis International, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Learning & the Brain, and the Progressive Education Network.
Dr. Weinstein received a bachelor’s degree in history from Vassar College, a master’s in public administration from NYU, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi.