Cristina Magalhães

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Cristina Magalhães |
Professor

California School of Professional Psychology
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
cmagalhaes2@alliant.edu
Professional Interests
Anxiety, stress, resilience, and coping; complementary health practices; applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; trauma psychology; LGBTQ psychology; immigration psychology; cross-cultural assessment; trans-theoretical approaches to child and adult treatment.
Bio

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.

Education
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1990
Formacao de Psicologo, Faculdade Maria Thereza (Brazil)
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2000
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
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2005
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
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1989
Licenciatura em Psicologia, Faculdade Maria Thereza (Brazil)
Courses
Advanced Psychopathology
Intercultural Processes
Multicultural Psychology
LGBTQ People of Color Issues
Intersections of Diversity in LGBTQ Populations
Advanced Studies in Lesbian Issues
Integrative Case Conceptualization
Counseling Theories and Interventions
Art Therapy in Diverse Contexts
Child Therapy in Diverse Contexts
Child and Adolescent Development
Publications
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2017

Magalhães, C. L., & Magalhães, E. (2017). Gender dysphoria. In K. Nadal (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (pp. 651-654). Sage Publication, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483384269.n

Magalhães, C. L., & Magalhães, E. (2017). Gender dysphoria: Lifespan perspectives. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal Psychology (pp. 1533-1535). Sage Publication, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483365817.n622
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2016

Magalhães, C. L., Brodt, M., & Punzo, J. (2016). Competent care for transgender and gender non-conforming people is trauma-informed. Trauma Psychology News, 11(3), 5-8. Retrieved from http://traumapsychnews.com/2016/12/competent-care-for-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-people-is-trauma-informed/

Anhalt, K., Sprott, R. A., Magalhães, C. L., Keo-Meier, C., Rosenbaum, L., & Varjas, K. (2016). The resolution on gender and sexual orientation diversity in children and adolescents in schools: An illustration of psychology’s commitment to all our nation’s students. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(4), 448-452. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000194
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2015

Anhalt, K., Magalhães, C. L., & Klotz, M. B. (2015). The resolution on gender and sexual orientation diversity in children and adolescents in schools.” NASP Communiqué, 44(3). Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P3-3984810941/an-overview-of-the-resolution-on-gender-and-sexual

Magalhães, C. L. (2015). Review of “Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives.” Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(2), 205-206.
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2014

Magalhaes, C., Montgomery, D., Magalhaes, E., & Ngin, J. (2014). Physiological monitoring and biofeedback-assisted relaxation training for panic disorder in a case of complex developmental trauma. Clinical Case Studies, 13(3), 231-249. doi:10.1177/1534650113507745
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2012

Magalhaes, C., Magalhaes, E., Noblitt, R., & Lewis, J. (2012). The development and reliability of a Brazilian-Portuguese version of the MCMI-III. Psychological Reports, 110(3), 991-10001. doi: 10.2466/09.03.08.PR0.110.3.991-1001
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2010

Katz, D., & Magalhaes, C. (May 2010). Current controversies in transgender psychology: Increasing diversity awareness. The California Psychologist, 43(3), 10-13.
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2009

Magalhaes, C., Magalhaes, E., & Lewis, J. (2010). The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Diagnostic validity of the alcohol dependence and drug dependence scales. Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences, 5, 1482-1489.
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