Madalena Alarcão


Madalena Alarcão holds a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Coimbra and currently is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the same university. She is a family therapist and a supervisory board member of the Portuguese Family Therapy Society. Her research interests and teaching activity are framed around family and the promotion of family well-being. Embracing a systemic approach, she conducts research on issues of parental education, parenting skills, family violence, social networks and the therapeutic process. She lectures in the field of systemic and in the systemic and family intervention, within the Integrated Master's Programme in Psychology (in Clinical Forensic Psychology) and within the interuniversity Doctorate Programme in Psychology, Specialty in Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology and Family Intervention.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Relva, I.; Alarcão, Madalena; Harrison, N.; Fernandes, O. (2020), Non-lethal physical abuse of siblings, in T. K. Shackelford (org.), Sage Handbook of Domestic Violence. Oakland University

Book Chapter

Francisco, Simões; Manuela, Calheiros; Alarcão, Madalena (2020), Youth mentoring and multiple social support attunement: Contributions to understand youth social development and well-being., in Ò. Prieto-Flores & J. Feu (org.), Mentoring child and young people for social inclusion: Global approaches to Empowerment.. London: Routledge

Article in Scientific journal

Veiga, Sofia; Bertão, Ana; Alarcão, Madalena (2019), "Os primeiros meses na dança relacional mãe-bebé(s): desafios decorrentes da situação gemelar", Revista INFAD de Psicología. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology., 2, 2, 83-90

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