Cristina L. Magalhães, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology and associate director in the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of California since 2010; a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida since 2003; and a registered psychologist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 1991. Dr. Magalhães is also coordinator of the Rockway Certificate in LGBTQ Mental Health and a fellow of the Rockway Institute at Alliant (a center for LGBTQ psychology research and public policy).
In her role as clinician, Dr. Magalhães is a general practitioner with special training in anxiety and trauma-related disorders, substance use problems, health promotion, and child/family interventions. She has experience working with clients across the life span and in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital, community mental health, foster care, shelter, and private practice. As an educator, she is invested in teaching clinical skills in psychodiagnostics, multiculturalism, health psychology, and multiple approaches to treatment. Her current research interests center on gender diversity and issues impacting LGBTQ people, with a focus on transgender women. Her early research was in the areas of cross-cultural personality assessment and test development.