Dr. Kristen P. Lindgren is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the UW in 2006 and returned to UW as a faculty member in 2010. Her research interests include addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, sexuality, and relationships. Her work focuses on identifying and retraining implicit (i.e., non-conscious or automatic) cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. Support for her work has been provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. Dr. Lindgren also serves as a consultant for dissemination projects aimed at training community-based mental health workers in Cognitive Processing Therapy in Washington State, Texas, and Iraq.
Kaysen, D., Lindgren, K. P., Sabir Zangana, G.A., Murray, L., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. (2013). Adaptation of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Treatment of Torture Victims: Experience in Kurdistan, Iraq. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 184-192.
Lindgren, K.P., Foster, D. W., Westgate, E. C., & Neighbors, C. (2013). Implicit Drinking Identity: Drinker + Me Associations Predict College Student Drinking Consistently. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2163-2166.
Lindgren, K. P., Westgate†, E., Kilmer, J., Kaysen, D. & Teachman, B. A. (2012). Pick Your Poison: Stimuli Selection in Implicit Measures. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 990-993.
Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Teachman, B. A., Wiers, R. W., Westgate, E., & Greenwald, A. G. (2012). I Drink Therefore I am: Validating Alcohol-Related Implicit Association Tests. Psychology Of Addictive Behaviors, 27(1), 1-13. doi:10.1037/a0027640
Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Blayney, J. A. , Mullins, P. M. , & Kaysen, D. (2012). Coping but not enhancement motives mediate the association between sexual assault and problem drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 323-326. [PMC3314710]
Hendershot, C. S., Lindgren, K. P., Liang, T., & Hutchison, K. E. (2012). COMT and ALDH2 polymorphisms moderate associations of implicit drinking motives with alcohol use. Addiction Biology, 17, 192-201. [PMC311796]
Lindgren, K. P., Parkhill, M. R., George, W. H., & Hendershot, C.S. (2008). Gender differences in perceptions of sexual intent: A qualitative review and integration. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 423-439. [PMC2744967]
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