Lindsay Meyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., University of Montana

Old Main 319
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow…Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Lindsay Meyer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and traveled around the world as a child of two Army officers before settling in against the Rocky Mountains in Bozeman, Montana. There she developed an interest in all things outdoors (hiking, running, skiing, etc.) while still having the luxury of returning to her kitchen sanctuary where she and her husband enjoy cooking and sneaking treats to their two dogs (the self-appointed sous chefs).

Lindsay completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Montana with emphases in neuropsychology and child/family studies. Under the mentorship of UM psychology faculty, Lindsay explored and fostered her identity as a scholar and practitioner of clinical psychology. She provided therapy to inmates at Montana State Prison, students at UM, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents on the Flathead Reservation, and the Montana community at large. Following UM, Lindsay spent one year at University Neuropsychiatric Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah where she offered primarily individual and group therapies to children and adults on inpatient units. Subsequently, Lindsay completed her postdoctoral fellowship serving our nations Veterans at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio specializing in couples and family therapies.

While living across the country was exciting and eye-opening, Lindsay and her husband are happy to settle in the Pacific Northwest. Lindsay welcomes SMU students to join in her research assessing and advancing the psychology of eating pathology, child trauma exposure, and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based assessments. Please do not hesitate to contact Lindsay if you have interest in her research or questions,

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Meyer, L. & Stanick, C. (submitted, under review). Individual’s Perception of Disordered Eating Pathology: Development and Validation of the Inventory for Disordered Eating Attributions (IDEA). Eating Disorders Journal of Treatment and Prevention.
Meyer, L. & Stanick, C. (accepted with revisions, under review). College Students’ Relationship Between Trauma and Disordered Eating. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.
Caringi, J., Stanick, C., Crosby, L., Devlin, M., & Adams, S. (2015). Secondary traumatic stress in public school teachers: Contributing and mitigating factors. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.
Lewis, C., Stanick, C., Martinez, R., & Crosby, L. (2014). The Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative Instrument Review Project: Description of a methodology to promote rigorous evaluation. Implementation Science.
Borntrager, C., Caringi, J., Crosby, L., McDonald, M., O’Connell, L., Trautman, A., & Van Den Pol, R. (2012). Secondary traumatic stress in school personnel.  Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5:1, 38-50.

Book Chapters
Stanick, C., Meyer, L., & McDonald, M., (in press). Family Disruption. S. Goldstein & M. Deverise (EdS.), Handbook of DSM-5 Disorders in Children and Adolescents.


Honors and Awards

Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) Student Representative Nominee, 2015
University of Montana Introduction to Psychology Teaching Award, 2012
University of Montana Teaching Award, 2011        
St. Patrick’s Hospital Ridge Research Grant recipient, $750 grant for students pursuing research in the medical humanities
Davidson Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award, $1,000 scholarship to carry out an honors thesis research project, Effective social partners: Breaking the communication barrier between deaf infants and hearing parents
Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Young Women in Education Scholarship recipient, $600 scholarship supporting women in higher education
Full-tuition Music Scholarship (cello) to Hawaii Pacific University