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Meghan Fagundes

Meghan Fagundes

Dr. Meghan Fagundes (she/they) is an Assistant Professor, Consultant, Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from San Diego, California. Since 2002, they have worked in community-based organizations, outpatient, residential and inpatient facilities, hospitals, and prison, offering clinical services to active-duty military and historically marginalized groups such as those with severe mental illness, co-occurring disorders, the LGBTQIA+ community, low-income and forensic populations. Along with teaching, Dr. Fagundes works in an inclusive and affirming private practice and consults with organizations to provide supervision, trauma-informed care, and presentations on the neurobiology of trauma. For nearly a decade they provided treatment to youth with sexually abusive behavior and they currently provide clinical supervision at a local treatment facility for such youth. Their research publications include studies of youth with sexually abusive behavior, and their TEDx presentation, “Dangerous Myths About Juvenile Sex Offenders” has been used at conferences, in classrooms, and in the media to address problematic stereotypes about this population. 

Professional Interests

Dr. Fagundes specializes in integrative somatic trauma therapy, polyvagal theory, internal family systems, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), intergenerational, systemic, and complex trauma, forensic assessment, sexually abusive youth, social justice, liberation psychology, community-based mental health, and the LGBTQIA+ community. They are trained in somatic psychedelic assisted therapy as well as ketamine assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic medicine through the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI), and also completed a PRATI certificate in psychedelic medicine for end of life therapy and existential distress. In addition, Dr. Fagundes trained in MDMA assisted therapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) education program. In the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at Alliant, Dr. Fagundes teaches courses in psychological assessment, cognitive and affective psychology, and behavioral neuroscience.

Education and Certifications
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University
  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, San Diego State University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, San Diego
  • PSY31947 (CA)
  • LMFT 53683 (CA)