Kristen Lindgren

Kristen Lindgren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry
1100 NE 45th, Suite 300, Office 338
Box 354944 Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 685-8083

Dr. Lindgren is an Associate 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 implicit (i.e., non-conscious or automatic) cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. Her research also focuses on self-concept as a key cognitive factor that may serve as a mechanism and, potentially, intervention target for substance abuse. 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 has also served as consultant for dissemination projects aimed at training community-based mental health workers in Cognitive Processing Therapy in Washington State, Texas, and Iraq.


Select Publications:
Lindgren, K. P., Wiers, R. W., Teachman, B. A., Gasser, M. L., Westgate, E. C. , Cousijn, J., Enkema, M., & Neighbors, C. (2015). Attempted Training of Alcohol Approach and Drinking Identity Associations in US Undergraduate Drinkers: Null Results from Two Studies. PLOS ONE.

Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Wiers, R. W., Gasser, M. L., & Teachman, B. A. (2015). Evaluating implicit drinking identity as a mediator of drinking motives and drinking outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 43, 33-38.

Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Westgate, E. C., & Salemink, E. (2014). Self-control and implicit drinking identity as predictors of alcohol consumption, problems, and cravings. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 75, 290-298.

Lindgren, K. P., Kaysen, D., Werntz, A. J., Gasser, M. L.†, & Teachman, B.A. (2013). Wounds that Can’t Be Seen: Implicit trauma associations predict posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 368-375.

Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Teachman, B. A., Wiers, R. W., Westgate, E., & Greenwald, A. G. (2013). I drink therefore I am: Validating alcohol-related Implicit Association Tests. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1-13.

Current Research Grants:

Using Implicit Measures to Improve the Prediction of Hazardous Drinking (R01AA021763)

Past Research Grants:

Retraining Automatic Biases Related to Problem Drinking in College Students (R00AA017669)

Retraining Automatic Biases Related to Problem Drinking in College Students (K99AA17669)

An Investigation of Controlled and Automatic Cognitive Mediators of the Relation between Sexual Assault and Problem Drinking in College Women.