Dr. Tingey is a clinical assistant professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Sleep Medicine.

At the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, Dr. Tingey provides comprehensive evaluations and behavioral sleep medicine interventions to individuals with sleep-related difficulties and disorders, including insomnia, hypersomnia, and circadian rhythm disorders. She also specializes in fatigue and chronic pain management.

Inspired by her background in rehabilitation psychology, Dr. Tingey has a strong interest in working with people who have disabilities and chronic conditions. She is an advocate for self-managing symptoms with noninvasive, nonpharmacological treatments.

Dr. Tingey is passionate about helping her patients develop confidence in self-managing their health and learning to tolerate health and medical uncertainties. She specializes in serving patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and survivors of critical illnesses (ICU survivors).

Dr. Tingey’s research interests include adaptation of evidence-based practices for chronic conditions and disabilities. Her work emphasizes rehabilitation psychology, self-management interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and CBT for insomnia (CBT-I), mindfulness, and resiliency-based treatment approaches.

She has participated in projects funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Dr. Tingey has published in many peer-reviewed journals and authored book chapters on rehabilitation psychology, integrating psychology in critical care, and posttraumatic growth. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and is a current member of the American Psychological Association.

Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship, University of Washington, Rehabilitation Psychology Research Fellowship (2022)
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021) WA
  • Internship: VA Palo Alto Health Care Psychology Training (2020) CA
  • PhD Training: Seattle Pacific University Office of the Registrar (2020) WA

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Tingey’s research broadly focuses on factors that promote positive outcomes in patients with complex and/or chronic conditions. She is committed to research that focuses on outcomes that are valued by patients and healthcare stakeholders.

Some of her research interests include self-management interventions in chronic conditions (e.g., multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury) and adapting evidence-based treatments to provide equitable care to individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities. She is also passionate about integrating psychology services into critical care settings to improve health outcomes among ICU survivors.

All Publications

  • Barriers to Finding Psychology Postdoctoral Training Opportunities in Intensive Care Settings REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY May, A. D., Tingey, J. L., Stucky, K. J., Kellerman, Q. D., Hosey, M. M. 2023


    U.S. health organizations, including Division 22 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society advocate for psychological treatment that improves long-term outcomes in critical illness survivors. However, limited information exists with regard to psychology training opportunities in intensive care settings. We aim to identify and describe (a) existing psychology programs with training in intensive care settings and (b) barriers to finding these training opportunities.Using aspects of the Arksey and O'Malley Framework and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews reporting checklist as guides, two independent reviewers searched the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Directory and Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD) to identify programs with training experiences in intensive care settings.Searching the APPIC Directory did not reliably or accurately identify training opportunities in intensive care settings. Thus, only programs identified in the more reliable UPPD search were considered for inclusion. After duplicates were removed, searches using the UPPD yielded 31 programs for review. Of those, 22 programs met inclusion, offering heterogeneous training in intensive care settings.These results suggest few opportunities exist for psychology training in intensive care settings and available opportunities are difficult to identify using standard search methods. The identified challenges also emphasize the need for advanced search features for training opportunities within APPIC/UPPD and/or a list of programs offering these training opportunities. Our results highlight the importance of program descriptions that accurately and comprehensively reflect training opportunities-particularly relating to opportunities in intensive care settings. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for DOI 10.1037/rep0000524

    View details for Web of Science ID 001108536600001

    View details for PubMedID 37917460

  • Self-Efficacy Trajectories of Individuals Newly Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY Tingey, J. L., Valentine, T. R., Kratz, A. L., Bentley, J. A., Ehde, D. M., Alschuler, K. N. 2023; 68 (2): 204-211


    The first year following a new multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis may be a critical time for individuals as they learn to manage their disease. Effective self-management of MS likely requires healthy self-efficacy levels, yet little is known about self-efficacy in the postdiagnosis period. This study aims to improve our understanding of self-efficacy in individuals newly diagnosed with MS by examining self-efficacy trajectories and identifying patient characteristics associated with trajectories in the first postdiagnosis year.Newly diagnosed adults with MS/clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) (N = 230) completed a battery of questionnaires, including the University of Washington Self-Efficacy Scale, at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, postdiagnosis. Sankey diagrams characterized self-efficacy trajectories and a multiple regression model tested patient characteristics as predictors of self-efficacy change scores.Mean self-efficacy T-scores ranged from 50.79 to 52.04 (SD = 9.40 and 10.12, respectively) across the postdiagnosis year. MS diagnosis (vs. CIS), higher disability levels, and higher MS symptom severity were associated with lower self-efficacy levels at baseline. Baseline symptom severity predicted change in self-efficacy levels from baseline to month 12 (B = -0.05, p = .030).Self-efficacy remains relatively stable in the first year following a MS diagnosis, though high symptom severity is associated with decreased self-efficacy at 12-months postdiagnosis. Clinical characteristics (e.g., MS diagnosis, disability level) also appear to play a role in setting the course of self-efficacy in this postdiagnosis year. Timely interventions that enhance self-efficacy and/or improve certain clinical characteristics may promote healthy self-management of MS that carries forward in disease course. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for DOI 10.1037/rep0000487

    View details for Web of Science ID 000957355800001

    View details for PubMedID 36951739