Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychologist
BA, University of Michigan
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder
Predoctoral Internship, University of California, Los Angeles
Treatment focus: bipolar disorder, depression, behavioral difficulties; children (6+), teens, and young adults; individual and family therapy.
Aimee Sullivan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior instructor in the School of Medicine. While in Ann Arbor, she worked with Dr. Catherine Lord at the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, and Dr. Israel Liberzon at the U of M Psychiatry Affective Neuroimaging Lab. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Dr. David Miklowitz at the University of Colorado Boulder, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at UCLA.
She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at University of Colorado Boulder and University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. At the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, she uses evidence-based psychotherapies to work with children and adults with mood and anxiety symptoms, and has a special interest in using Family-Focused Therapy to treat bipolar disorders. Current research interests are focused on the role of family variables in the development and course of early-onset bipolar disorders.
Recent Research and Publications:
Sullivan, A., Miklowitz, D., Judd, C. & Axelson, D. (2012). Family functioning and the course of adolescent bipolar disorder. Behavior Therapy, 43(4), 837-47.
Sullivan, A. & Miklowitz, D. (2010). Family functioning among adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(1), 60-67.
Miklowitz DJ, Axelson DA, George EL, Taylor DO, Schneck CD, Sullivan AE, Dickinson LM, Birmaher B (2009). Expressed Emotion Moderates the Effects of Family-Focused Treatment for Bipolar Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48, (6), 648-51.