Rute Agulhas (Portugal)

Rute Agulhas is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and family therapist. She has been working with maltreated, neglected and abused children, their families and perpetrators, as well. Since 2005, she works as a forensic expert at Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences National Institute (INMLCF, IP), Lisbon, Portugal. She is also a lecturer within the Master on Community Psychology and Child Protection at the Dep. of Social and Organizational Psychology at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, and a researcher at CIS – Center for Research and Social Intervention (ISCTE-IUL). Her main research interests are: sexual abuse prevention and intervention, human rights, parental training, forensic assessment and divorce assessment and intervention. She is a member of the Portuguese Psychologists Order and co-author of the Portuguese Psychologists’ Ethical Code.