President

Dr. Kathryn T. Lindsey is currently an active duty Commander in the Navy and has been on active duty for 25 years.  She received her Navy commission from Iowa State University in 1988 as a scholarship midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.  She served 12 years as a line officer in the Navy before transferring to the Medical Service Corps.  She earned a master’s degree in management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., followed by both a master’s and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.  

CDR Lindsey studied psychophysiological reactivity to light- and season-relevant stimuli in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.  She has coauthored several articles on cognitive-behavioral therapy for SAD. CDR Lindsey also designed a study to provide information about gang members in the military, interviewing self-identified gang members and extremists incarcerated in Navy and Marine Corps brigs as well as the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.  This work has made a number of substantive and significant contributions that have not only served to strengthen our scientific understanding of these topics but also have informed development of policy and practice of psychology within the U.S. military.  

Her Navy assignments include: Assistant Administrative Officer, Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas; Protocol Officer, Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/ Commander, Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean/Commander, Task Force 67, Naples, Italy; Administrative Department Head, Commander, U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom, London; student, Manpower Systems Analyses, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.; Enlisted End Strength Planner (N13), Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C.; student, medical and clinical psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.; psychology intern, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Md.; Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Director, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; Behavioral Health Department Head, NNMC, Bethesda, Md.; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law, U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Md.; and Director, Midshipmen Development Center, USNA, Annapolis, Md. She is currently the Mental Health Department Head at the Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis, Md.    

CDR Lindsey has been active in Div. 19 since 2000 and has served in the following positions: graduate student committee chair; membership chair; Newsletter, Public Relations, and Outreach Committee Member; Division secretary; division treasurer; co-chair, Financial Planning Committee; and president-elect.  She also is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology).