Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Katherine Lingras

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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Fellowship, Post-Doctoral, Brown University/Alpert Medical School Clinical Psychology Training Consortium; Bradley Early Childhood Research Center

PhD, Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science, University of Minnesota

MA, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota

MA, Psychology, Stanford University

BA, Psychology, Stanford University

Certificate, Early Childhood Public Policy, University of Minnesota

Internship, Early Childhood Track, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Summary

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras specializes in social-emotional development in early and middle childhood, with particular emphasis on children experiencing behavioral concerns or who have experienced traumatic events. In addition to outpatient treatment and assessment, Dr. Lingras' body of work is centered on community-based collaboration with pediatric primary care clinics and early childcare programs. Her experience and expertise sits at the intersection of early childhood psychology research, practical applications, and policy implications.

Prior to joining the Psychiatry Department faculty, Dr. Lingras worked as a Psychologist at a community-base non-profit agency in New York City, the New York Center for Child Development, where she provided mental health treatment and consultation, as well as training for providers located in Pediatric Primary Care Clinics, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers, Home-based Daycare programs, and mental health clinics. She served as the team lead for a group of mental health professionals who provided professional development training and consultation in ECE centers. During her time in New York, Dr. Lingras held academic appointments at Columbia University Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical College, and hospital appointments with the Family Health Center of Harlem and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Lingras completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Psychology at Stanford University and her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Child Development, where she collaborated and published with internationally recognized experts on aggressive behavior, social competence, risk, and resilience in children and families. She completed her clinical psychology internship with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and her post-doctoral training with Brown University and Bradley Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Child Development
  • Society for Research in Child Development 
  • American Psychology Association (Div. 53)
  • New York Zero to Three - Board of Directors

Languages

  • Spanish

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Lingras is focused on bridging gaps between academic research and practice by providers who work directly with children. As such, her research is focused on social-emotional development and early childhood mental health, broadly, with specific attention to program evaluation and issues of implementation and sustainability. 

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Lingras provides training and supervision for clinical psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents and fellows in the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Teaching Areas

Early childhood development, cognitive and social developmental, cultural perspectives in child psychology 

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Certified Group Leader
  • Incredible Years Peer Coach (in process)
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lingras is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. She provides clinical services to children and their parents, and specializes in young children under 8. She also provides training and mental health consultation to providers in community-based organizations such as pediatric clinics and early education programs.

Clinical Experience Statement

As a licensed child-clinical psychologist specializing in early childhood mental health, Dr. Lingras has shaped her training and career around improving care and access to care for young children through scientific inquiry, prevention/intervention efforts, and the translation of developmental research to applied settings. Her work spans from direct child/family clinical services (outpatient assessment/treatment) to community-based program support (training, consultation, program evaluation).