Prof. Patricia Pascoal

  • Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT)

Professional Experience

2019 – now: Assistant Professor/psychotherapist/sex researcher

2014 – 2019: Assistant Professor (2015) /psychotherapist/sex researcher

2010 – 2014: Psychotherapist/Sex Researcher/PhD student (until December 2012)

2004 – 2010: Fulltime clinician/ PhD student (2008)

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Sexual distress
  • Sexual satisfaction
  • Sexual pleasure
  • Operationalization of sexual concepts
  • Transdiagnostic approach to sexual distress
  • Mental health and sexuality
  • Couple‘s sexuality

Selected Publications

  • Pascoal, P. M., Raposo, C. F., & Roberto, M. S. (2020). 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, 17(21), 7864.
  • Carvalho, J. & Pascoal, P.M. (2020). Challenges in the practice of Sexual Medicine, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Counseling in the time of COVID-19. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 1212–1215.
  • Dewitte, M., Carvalho, J., Corona, G., Limoncin, E., Pascoal, P., Reisman, Y., & Stulhofer, A. (2020). Sexual desire discrepancy: A position statement of the European Society for Sexual Medicine. Sexual Medicine, 8(2), 121-131.
  • Santos, A. N., Pascoal, P. M., & Barros, L. (2020). Sexuality in emerging adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: An exploratory study using thematic analysis. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 46(3), 2 April 2020, 234-245.
  • Pascoal, P. M., Lopes, C., & Rosa, P. J. (2019). O papel mediador da autorrevelação sexual na relação entre a expressão de sentimentos e a satisfação sexual em adultos heterossexuais [The mediating role of sexual self-disclosure satisfaction in the association between expression of feelings and sexual satisfaction in heterosexual adults]. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 51(2), 74-82.