Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Fellow, Rockway Institute for LGBT Psych

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803

626-270-3348

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

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Advanced Psychopathology

LGBT People of Color Issues

Art Therapy in Diverse Contexts

Integrative Case Conceptualization

Advanced Studies in Lesbian Issues

Intercultural Processes

Child Therapy in Diverse Contexts

Anxiety, stress, resilience and coping; complementary health practices; applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; trauma psychology; LGB psychology; transgender health; immigration psychology; cross-cultural assessment; trans-theoretical approaches to child and adult treatment.

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

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

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

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.

Magalhaes, C. (2015, January). Updating the 1993 APA and NASP resolution on sexual orientation and gender diverse students in schools: Efforts and issues. Co-participation in roundtable discussion at the National Multicultural Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Zeltzer L., Magalhaes, C., & O'Callaghan, E. (2014, April). Post-modern children's illustrated activity books: New early interventions to prevent bullying behaviors in schools (Pre-K to 2nd Grade). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Alcaraz, E., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2014, October). Curanderismo and Latino culture-specific syndromes: Working towards greater cultural competence. Workshop at the 2014 Biannual Conference of the National Latino Psychological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Love, M., & Magalhaes, C. (2014, April). Male Culture in Sports and its Relationship with Child Sexual Abuse. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Love, M., Magalhaes, C., & Theodore, P. (2014, September). Working with male athletes who experienced sexual abuse in sports. Presentation at 2014 Conference of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, California.

Magalhaes, C., & Jackson, N. (2013, November). Making Love Last: What Helps "Trans-Couples" Stay Together. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, Los Angeles, California.

Bayani-Rad, N., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2013, March). Struggles faced by Iranian-Americans immigrants: A historical, sociocultural, and psychological perspective. Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Magalhaes, C. (2012, August). Navigating complex systems of care for children and adolescents in out-of-home placements. American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Flack, J., Magalhaes, C., & Edmonds-Biglow, K. (2012, August). Incarceration prevention for adolescent males affected by parental incarceration and foster care. In C. Magalhaes (Chair), Navigating complex systems of care for children and adolescents in out-of-home placements. American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Magalhaes, C., Theodore, P., Duran, R., Magalhaes, E., & Katz, D. (2012, August). Exploring feminine gender in male-to-female transgender persons. In C. Smith (Chair), Experiences, Gender Essentialism, and Identities of Transgender Women and LGBT Individuals. American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Falcon, C., Magalhaes, C., & Houston, T. (2012, April). Addressing the mental health needs of infants and young children (0-5) in foster care. Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, San Diego, California.

Fiorita, A., & Magalhaes, C. (2012, April). In the aftermath of relationship dissolutions: Therapeutic considerations for women in psychotherapy. Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, San Diego, California.

Rasooli, L., & Magalhaes, C. (2012, March). The experience of immigrant Persian women in the United States: Implications for psychological practice. Invited presentation at the Alliant International University Conference, Irvine, California.

Magalhaes, C. (2012, March). Identifying strengths and building resilience. In D. Raphael (Chair), Women in crisis: Creating effective and humane helping responses from the wisdom of others. United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Conference, New York, New York.

Magalhaes, C., Magalhaes, E., Bettcher, T., & Forrest, S. (2012, June). Lesbian-trans love. Workshop presented at the 2012 Lesbian Health Conference at the Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C. (2012, May). Treating panic disorder: A biopsychosocial perspective. Invited presentation at the 2011-2012 Health Psychology Lecture Series, Alliant International University, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C., Magalhaes, E., Theodore, P., Katz, D., & Duran, R. (2011, September). Feminine identity: Transgender women's perspectives. Oral presentation, World Professional Association of Transgender Health Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Magalhaes, C. (2011, May). Trends in multicultural psychology. Invited panelist at the 2010-2011 Multicultural Community Psychology Lecture Series, Alliant International University, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C. (2011, May). A contextual approach for treating survivors of prolonged child abuse. Invited presentation at the 2010-2011 Multicultural Community Psychology Lecture Series, Alliant International University, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C., & Magalhaes, E. (2011, June). Diagnosing difference: The impact of psychiatric labels on gender-variant communities. Invited panelist at the 4th Annual TransSolutions Conference, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C. (April 2010). Current issues and controversies in transgender health. In P. S. Theodore (Chair), Beyond HIV: Health disparities among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Symposium at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Magalhaes, C. (August 2010). Contextual therapy for women survivors of prolonged child abuse. In E. Burke (Chair), Alternative approaches to treating trauma in women. Symposium at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California.

Theodore, P., & Magalhaes, C. (October 2010). Skills training in LGBT affirmative substance abuse treatment. Workshop presented at the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Magalhaes, C., & Magalhaes, E. (September 2010). Femininity: What it means to you. Workshop presented at the Southern Comfort Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Magalhaes, C.; Magalhaes, E.; Lewis, J. (April 2010). The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Diagnostic validity of the alcohol dependence and drug dependence scales. Paper presentation, World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, Antalya, Turkey.

Malaret,. J., & Magalhaes, C. (September 2009). TRANSforming our unions: The joy of transgender relationships. Workshop presentation, Gender Odyssey Conference, Seattle, California.

Magalhaes, C. (February 2009). Where does the T fit in LGBT? Understanding gender variance. Oral presentation, California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS) Cross Cultural Conference, University of La Verne, California.

Magalhaes, C. (2009, October). Transgender couples in South America. Invited panelist, discussion following the screening of the documentary In El Fuego, Center for Sex and Gender Research at California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C.; Magalhaes, E.; Sellers, A; Lewis, J. (July 2006). The validity of the Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III substance abuse scales. Paper presentation, Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Magalhaes, C. (May 2005). The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Translation, reliability, and validity Studies. Colloquium, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Magalhaes, E.; Magalhaes, C.; Sellers, A; Lewis, J.; Corga, D. (July 2004). The Brazilian-Portuguese version of the MCMI-III: Update on the results of the reliability study. Paper presentation, Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Magalhaes, E.; Magalhaes, C.; Sellers, A; Lewis, J.; Corga, D. (July 2001). The Brazilian-Portuguese version of the MCMI-III: Internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Paper presentation, Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Santiago, Chile.

Magalhaes, E.; Magalhaes, C.; Sellers, A; Corga, D; Lewis, J. (July 2000). The psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the MCMI-III: A methodological report. Paper presentation, International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Magalhaes, C.; Magalhaes, E.; Sellers, A; Lewis, J. (June 1999). The translation of the MCMI-III into Brazilian-Portuguese: Preliminary findings. Paper presentation, Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Caracas, Venezuela.

Alcaraz, E., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2015, January). Mental health professionals as "healers": Curanderismo practices among Mexican-Americans. Poster presentation at the 2015 National Multicultural Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Zeltzer L., Magalhaes, C., & O'Callaghan, E. (2015, February). How early is too early? Bullying prevention in elementary schools. Poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association for School Psychologists.

Vo, L., O'Callaghan, E., & Magalhaes, C. (2015, January). The Impact of sociocultural factors on parental stress among Southeast Asian parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 National Multicultural Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Zeltzer L., Magalhaes, C., & O'Callaghan, E. (2015, February). Teachers on bullying: If we ask what will they say? Poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association for School Psychologists.

Love, M., & Magalhaes, C. (2014, April). Culturally-sensitive assessment in a complex developmental trauma case involving psychotic and mood symptoms. Poster presentation at the Multicultural Neuropsychology Conference, Alhambra, California.

Bahl, S., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2014, October). Silent victimization: Racial persecution experienced by East Indians post "9/11" terrorist attack. Poster presentation at the 2014 Boston College Diversity Challenge, Boston, Massachusetts.

Alcaraz, E., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2014, October). Curanderismo practices among Mexican-Americans and its implications in clinical treatment. Poster presentation at the 2014 Biannual Conference of the National Latino Psychological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Magalhaes, C., Theodore, P., Magalhaes, E., Duran, R., & Katz, D. (2013, March). Healthcare service utilization in a sample of transgender women. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Jahromifar, S., Becerra, L., & Magalhaes, C. (2013, October). Panic Attacks Redefined: Ataqu De Nervios, Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Implications. Poster presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Conference, Los Angeles, California.

Ngin, J., Magalhaes, C., & Murray, J. (2013, March). Understanding the impact of minority stress on academic resilience: Implications for mental health professionals. Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hasin, F., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2013, July). Culturally informed clinical considerations for Bangladeshi immigrant families. Asian-American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alcaraz, E., Okada, R., & Magalhaes, C. (2013, January). Better understanding of curanderism: Working towards greater competence with Mexican-Americans. National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, Texas.

Magalhaes, C., & Rasooli, L. (2012, April). Zar: Spirit possession, distress, and healing. Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California.

Hawa, S., Magalhaes, C., & Noblitt, R. (2012, April). Considerations for mental health treatment with Lebanese immigrants and Lebanese-Americans. Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, San Diego, California.

Morales, S., Magalhaes, C., & Okada, R. (2010, November). Children with autism: The roles and coping strategies of Latino families. National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Drancoli, V., & Magalhaes, C. (April 2010). Ethnicity, personality, and help-seeking. Poster presentation, California Psychological Association Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, California.

Magalhaes, E., Magalhaes, C., Katz, D., Theodore, P., and Duran, R. (June 2009). Transgender femininity: An exploratory study. Poster presentation, World Professional Association of Transgender Health Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University-2005

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University-2000

Formacao de Psicologo, Faculdade Maria Thereza (Brazil)-1990

Licenciatura em Psicologia, Faculdade Maria Thereza (Brazil)-1989

Psychologist License, California Department of Health, 2010

Mental Health Counselor License, Florida Department of Health, 2003

Psychologist Registration, Regional Council of Psychology (Brazil), 1991

Art Therapy Certification, Clinica POMAR (Brazil)-1989

Health Emphasis, Alliant International University, 2011-Present

Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2010-Present

American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, 17, 35, 37, 44, 45, 52, 56), 2009-Present

World Professional Association for Transgender Health, 2008-Present

Multicultural Community Psychology Emphasis, Alliant International University, 2008-2011

Fellow, Rockway Institute for LGBT Psychology, 2008-Present

Professional Practice and Community Service

Reviewer, APA Convention, Div 44 Program Committee, 2014-2014

Program Chair, Annual Conference of the Southwestern Social Sciences Association, 2014-Present

Faculty, Antioch University, 2013-2013

Member, APA Task Force (Resolution on LGBTQ Youth in School Settings), 2012-2014

Reviewer, National Multicultural Conference Summit, Program Committee, 2011-2011

Reviewer, APA Convention, Div 52 Program Committee, 2011-2011

Treasurer, APA Div 12, Section 4 (Women in Clinical Psychology), 2011-2014

Reviewer, APA Convention, Div 45 Program Committee, 2010-2010

Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, 2008-Present

Clinician/Program Coordinator, Social Services, 2004-2008

Faculty, Nova Southeastern University, 2001-Present

Clinician, Private Practice, 2001-2008

Clinician/Program Coordinator, Community Mental Health, 1998-2003

Clinician/Consultant, Psychology Clinic and Private Practice, 1991-1996

Clinician, State Mental Hospital, 1989-1990

Clinician, Social Services, 1987-1989

Reviewer, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma

Newsletter Editor, APA Div 35, Section 4 (LBT Concerns)

Reviewer, Psychological Services, Journal of APA Division 45

Pasadena Pride Center Board of Directors - Pasadena, CA

Rainbow Connections Task Force (LGBTQ youth) - Pasadena, CA

Member, APA Div 44, Committee on Transgender & Gender Variance Issues

TransSolutions Conference, Planning Committee - Los Angeles, CA

Member, APA Div 44, Committee on LGBT Youth & Families

Friends of Project 10 (LGBT Youth) - Los Angeles, CA

Infant Mental Health Task Force - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tri-Ess (Gender Non-conforming Families) - Orlando, FL

Safe Community Initiative - Fort Lauderdale, FL