Faculty & Staff


Kristen Lindgren, Ph. D.

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Aciting Director, Trauma Recovery Innovations

Contact Information

Email: KPL9716@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-8083
1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Mail Box: 354944
Curriculum Vitae: Download CV (.pdf)

Current Projects

Research Topics

addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, sexuality, relationships, and implicit cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology


Dr. Kristen P. Lindgren is a 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, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 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.

Recent Publications from PubMed

Evaluating distress as a moderator of the relationship between drinking identity and hazardous drinking during the post-college transition.
(2024 May)
Addict Behav 152(): 107955
Lindgren KP, Neighbors C, Teachman BA, Wiers RW

Writing about the future self to shift drinking identity: An experimental investigation.
(2024 May)
Alcohol 116(): 35-45
Lindgren KP, Baldwin SA, Kross E, Ramirez JJ, Peterson KP, Tristao T, Teachman BA, Wiers R, Neighbors C

Maturing Out: Between- and Within-Persons Changes in Social-Network Drinking, Drinking Identity, and Hazardous Drinking Following College Graduation.
(2023 Jan)
Clin Psychol Sci 11(1): 23-39
Lindgren KP, Baldwin SA, Peterson KP, Ramirez JJ, Teachman BA, Kross E, Wiers RW, Neighbors C

Implicit and explicit COVID-19 associations and mental health in the United States: a large-scale examination and replication.
(2023 Nov)
Anxiety Stress Coping 36(6): 690-709
Werntz A, O'Shea BA, Sjobeck G, Howell J, Lindgren KP, Teachman BA

The association between student loan debt and perceived socioeconomic status and problematic drinking and mental health symptoms: A preliminary investigation.
(2023 Apr)
Addict Behav 139(): 107576
Lindgren KP, Tristao T, Neighbors C

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