Cory J. Cascalheira, B.A. (he / they) is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University. His research interests include experiences of oppression, resistance, and resilience among marginalized populations, especially sexual and gender minorities and people with diverse sexualities, and how these experiences impact identity, well-being, and mental health outcomes.
Clinically, he has experience delivering cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies during individual and group interventions with people suffering from homelessness, addiction, recidivism, academic distress, anxiety, body image concerns, and compulsive behaviors. Cory has worked in college counseling centers and community behavioral health settings. Currently, he serves as a practicum counselor and graduate research assistant.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, in progress
New Mexico State University
B.A. in Psychology, 2012
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Applies the pantheoretical model of dehumanization (Moradi, 2013) to predict transgender mental health outcomes.
Two-part project investigating kink identity qualitatively while developing a psychometric scale.
Collaboration on the International Associations Between Location and Health in Minority Populations project.
Implication of sexual scripts among MSM in how sexual practices and desires lead to sexual problems or take away from sexual satisfaction.
Exploration of how survivors of childhood abuse heal from, cope with, and transform personal trauma through non-traditional sexual practices.
PrEP-related experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors using a minority stress model.