Catarina Jorge Fonseca Raposo

Catarina Jorge Fonseca Raposo


My name is Catarina Raposo, and I'm from Lisbon, Portugal. I'm a specialist in Clinical and Health Psychology by the Portuguese Psychologists Association (OPP; No. 16333), and I hold postgraduate qualifications in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CRIAP) and Sexology (ISPA). Currently, I am completing my training as a Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist at the Portuguese Association for Behavior Therapy (APTC). Since September 2019, I have been a Ph.D. student in Human Sexuality at the University of Porto, Portugal, supported by a scholarship from the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (ref. SFRH/BD/146833/2019). Additionally, I have collaborated as an assistant professor at the Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon since September 2022. I am a member of the research team of the project "Anthesis - A transdiagnostic approach to sexual distress: Testing a pilot online intervention" project, through FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (ref. 2022.09087.PTDC). I am a member of national and international associations, including the Sociedade Portuguesa de Sexologia Clínica (SPSC), Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento (APTC), and the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR). My professional journey includes working as a clinical psychologist at the Sexology Consultation of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, from February 2013 to September 2019, and the most relevant research experience that I had was between May 2013 and March 2016, where I collaborated on the project "Impact of body image variables on psycho-physiological indicators of sexual response: A comparative study between the clinical and non-clinical population" that took place at the Faculty of the University of Lisbon, with financial support from the Bial Foundation, Scientific Research Grant (ref. nº167/12).


  • Pós-Graduação
    Postgraduation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Pós-Graduação
    Postgraduation in Sexology
  • Mestrado
    M.Sc. in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Licenciatura
    B.Sc. in Psychology
  • Doutoramento
    Ph.D. Programme in Human Sexuality (DPHS)
  • Título de especialista
    Specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy


Artigo em revista

  • 2022, Correlates of sexual distress: A systematic review of psychological and interpersonal factors, Plos One
  • 2021-02, The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual Health: A Preliminary Framework Based on a Qualitative Study With Clinical Sexologists, Sexual Medicine
  • 2020-10-27, A Transdiagnostic Approach to Sexual Distress and Sexual Pleasure: A Preliminary Mediation Study with Repetitive Negative Thinking, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2017-05, The Sexology Clinic at the faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, The Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • 2016-09, Initial Validation of the Sexual Pleasure Scale in Clinical and Non-Clinical Samples of Partnered Heterosexual People, The Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • 2015-03, Evidências de validade da Global Measure of Relationship Satisfaction (GMREL) em três amostras da população portuguesa, Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
  • 2015, Predictors of body appearance cognitive distraction during sexual activity in a sample of men with ED, International Journal of Impotence Research

Capítulo de livro

  • 2023, Noções básicas de Terapia Sexual. , Intervenção psicológica em sexologia clínica , Pactor
  • 2023, How Sexual Problems are Managed (by Other Professionals), Midwifery and Sexuality, Springer International Publishing
  • 2019, The Sexual Pleasure Scale. , The Handbook of Sexuality Related Measures (4th Edition), Routledge
  • 2015, Saúde sexual da pessoa com doença oncológica., Temas Fundamentais em psico-oncologia, Lidel, Edições Técnicas
  • 2014, Sexualidade e meios de comunicação social - Contextos e desafios para especialistas em sexualidade., Manual de Medicina Sexual - Visão Multidisciplinar, HSJ, Consultores, Lda


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