Chatham University

Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Faculty and Staff

Cynthia Magistro Ph.D.

Cynthia Magistro

cmagistro@chatham.edu
Professor
Hometown : Johnstown, PA
Joined Chatham : 2012

Academic Areas of Interest

Self-compassion, therapist and care-giver self-care, ethical decision making, sustainability and relational ethics

Personal Areas of Interest

Hiking, singing, concert-going, and dancing (contra, Zydeco, swing, English country, waltz and to-be-discovered)

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University. 1982
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Duquesne University. 1979
  • Post-Graduate coursework: Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center 2000

Publications

  • Spurlock, J. C. and Magistro, C. A. (1998). New and improved: The transformation of American women's emotional culture. New York: New York University Press.
  • Spurlock, J.C. and Magistro, C.A.(1994). "Dreams never to be realized": Emotional culture and the phenomenology of emotion. Journal of Social History, 28, 295-310.
  • Magistro, C.A. (1994). Review of Living and Relating by Carol S. Becker. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 25, 127-128.
  • Magistro, C. A. (1989). Phenomenological psychology and the university. Proceedings of Alumni/ae Conference I: Phenomenological Psychology and the University: A Cultural Analysis. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University, Psychology Department.

Certifications

  • Licensed psychologist, Pennsylvania
  • Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Organizations

Presentations

  • Magistro, C.A. & Dean, A. (March, 2013). Self-compassion in online support groups for caregivers of cancer survivors. Poster presented at annual convention for the Eastern Psychological Association in New York, NY.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2013, February). Self-Compassion and Self-Care: Foundations for Ethical Practice. Workshop presented by Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Western Region, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2012, March). Sustainability: Extending Community into the Future. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Giunta, C., Jesky. L., & Magistro, C. (April, 2011). More than an Inkling of Change: The Electronic Textbook Revolution. Faculty Teaching-Learning Forum, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2009, November). Confidentiality: Avoiding Avoidable Breaches. Continuing Education Workshop presented by Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2008, November). Teaching in a racist culture. Faculty Teaching-Learning Forum, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2008, March). Ethical Decision Making Concerning Non-Sexual Multiple Relationships with Therapy Clients. Continuing Education Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Fall Continuing Education and Ethics Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Magistro, C.A. (2006, July). Teaching and Learning: Honor and Excellence in Higher Education. Four-day seminar facilitated at the annual meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education, Naperville, IL.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2002, March). Ethical values and personal values: The intersection of the two in clinical practice. Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Spring Continuing Education and Ethics Conference, Monroeville, PA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (2000, April). Caribou Steak and Polar Bear Livers: Romance Fiction and Malnourished Women. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Magistro, C. A. (1999, March). We are our grandmother’s granddaughter’s: A Qualitative Study of 1920s Diaries. Paper presented at the Twelfth Annual Tri-State Teaching Women’s Studies Conference, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
  • Magistro, C. A. (1997, August). A Phenomenology of 1920's heterosexuality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Magistro, C. A. (1995, August). Romantic love in the 1920s: A hermeneutic phenomenological case history. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Magistro, C. A. (1995, April). Becoming a 1920s wife: A phenomenological case history. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium, Portland, OR.