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

Article in Scientific journal

Simões, Francisco; Calheiros, Maria Manuela; Alarcão e Silva, Madalena Moutinho (2018), "Socioeconomic status, multiple autonomy support attunement, and early adolescents' social development", Journal of Community Psychology, 46, 6, 790-805

Article in Scientific journal

Simões, Francisco Alexandre Melo; Calheiros, Maria Manuela de Amorim; e Silva, Madalena Moutinho Alarcão; Sousa, Áurea Sandra Toledo; Silva, Osvaldo Dias Lopes da (2018), "Total and Attuned Multiple Autonomy Support and the Social Development of Early Adolescents", Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2, 374-386

Article in Scientific journal

Relva, Inês Carvalho; Fernandes, Otília Monteiro; Alarcão, Madalena (2017), "Dyadic Types of Sibling Sexual Coercion", Journal of Family Violence, 32, 6, 577-583