Armanda Gonçalves, is a Psychologist, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minho where, in December 2009, she publicly defended the thesis "Hidden narratives in the therapeutic process - what therapists and clients do not reveal in psychotherapy".
She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), where she coordinates the Office of Self-evaluation and Quality.
Researcher in the Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (CEFH) at UCP (Braga), in the Research Line "Cognition, intersubjectivity and human development". She has developed research into new forms of family (reconstituted families, foster families and divorce) and about the system for promoting and protecting children and young people at risk. Recent research interests include, in addition to the topics cited, the development of the psychology professional.