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

Advanced Psychopathology

Integrative Case Conceptualization

Intercultural Processes

LGBT People of Color Issues

Advanced Lesbian Studies

Practice Seminars: Art Therapy

Practice Seminars: Child Therapy

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. (2013). Physiological monitoring and biofeedback-assisted relaxation training for panic disorder in a case of complex developmental trauma. Clinical Case Studies. 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., & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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). 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. (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. (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.

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.

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.; 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.

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

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.

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

Magalhaes, C. (April 2008). Working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. Colloquium, Alliant International University, Los Angeles, California.

Magalhaes, C. (May 2008). Maltreated children: Art therapy and facilitated healing. Colloquium, Antioch University, Seattle, Washington.

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. (2013, January). Better understanding of curanderism: Working towards greater competence with Mexican-Americans. National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, Texas.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rasooli, L., & Magalhaes, C. (2011, April). Zar: Spirit possession, distress, and healing among people in the Middle East. Poster presentation at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

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.

Morales, S., Magalhaes, C., & Okada, R. (2010, November). Children with autism: The roles and coping strategies of Latino families. Poster presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association, 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.

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.

Academic History and Background

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

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

Formao de Psiclogo, Faculdade Maria Thereza (Brazil), 1990-1990

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

Psychologist License, California Department of Health, 2010

Mental Health Counselor License, Florida Department of Health, 2003

Psychologist Registration, Regional Council of Psychology (Brazil), 1990

Art Therapy Certification, Clinica POMAR (Brazil), 1989-1989

Reviewer, Psychological Services, Journal of APA Division 45, 2011

Reviewer, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 2011

Member, APA, Div 44, Committee on LGBT Youth & Families, 2010

Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Member, American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, 17, 35, 37, 44, 45, 52, 56)

Member, Multicultural Community Psychology Emphasis, Alliant International University

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

Fellow, Rockway Institute for LGBT Psychology

Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Professional Practice and Community Service

Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, 2013

Core Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, 2008-Present

Clinician/Program Coordinator, Social Services, 2004-2008

Clinician, Private Practice, 2001-2008

Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University, 2001-Present

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

Rainbow Connections Task Force (support for LGBT youth)

Production of the Vagina Monologues at Alliant

TransSolutions Conference, Planning Committee

HIV and Drug /Alcohol Task Force

Friends of Project 10 (LGBT Youth)

Infant Mental Health Task Force

Tri-Ess (support for gender non-conforming families)

Safe Community Initiative