Katherine (katie) A. LingrasBA, MA, PhD, LP
Katherine (Katie) Lingras, PhD is a psychologist at the New York Center for Child Development, where she provides treatment and consultation in Pediatric Primary Care Clinics and Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers, and leads a team of mental health professionals who provide professional development training and consultation in ECE centers. She holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical College and hospital appointments with New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Family Health Center of Harlem, where she provides outpatient treatment for young children with behavioral concerns and trauma histories.
Dr. Lingras specializes in social-emotional development in early childhood and is trained in the Incredible Years curriculum (parent, child and teacher) as well as Child-Parent Psychotherapy (a dyadic treatment for young children who have experienced trauma). Her experience and expertise sits at the intersection of early childhood psychology research, practical applications, and policy implications.
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. Dr. Lingras also holds a certificate in Early Childhood Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and has held policy-related positions with local government and community-based organizations, including the St. Paul Mayor’s office Early Learning Initiatives team and Minnesota’s Center for Early Education and Development.