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 stigma-related experiences among sexual and gender minorities and people with diverse sexualities (e.g., BDSM), and how these experiences impact identity, well-being, and mental health outcomes. Cory focuses on factors conferring risk for and resilience against substance misuse and internalization processes. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods, including the application of computational social science.
Clinically, he has experience delivering cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and relational-cultural interventions through individual and group modalities with people living with homelessness, addiction, recidivism, academic distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, loss, and concerns about body image and identity development. Cory has worked in college counseling centers and community behavioral health settings. Currently, he serves as a practicum counselor, graduate research assistant, and research project coordinator.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, in progress
New Mexico State University
B.A. in Psychology, 2012
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
How do people perceive and behave regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, globally?
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.