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Magaly Mauer, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

I have worked as a psychologist in private practice since 1994, consulting with older adolescents, adults, couples and families, and providing supervision for other psychotherapists. I also served as research faculty at the Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Miami School of Medicine for a number of years.

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In my practice, I use a whole-person approach that integrates alternative and complementary methods to the scientist-practitioner model in which I was originally trained. I believe that each person’s healing is activated in a unique way, and that my job as a psychotherapist is to help my client gain access to his or her own innate intelligence for healing. My goal, then, is to create a partnership in which the strengths and expertise of my client are supported by my own, thus maximizing my client’s powerful inner capacity for change.


Magaly “Maggie“ Mauer, Ph.D.

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I work in a collaborative way to create and implement a customized approach for each client. I have training in a variety of traditional and complementary treatment and healing methods, including Cognitive-Behavioral and Systemic methodologies (Couples, Families and small organizations), Humanistic-Existential approaches, and specific methods and techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Clinical Hypnosis, LifeSpan Integration (LI), Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Energy Psychology, MetaEnergetics, BodyTalk, Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), and Psychological Kinesiology (PSYCH-K).Some of the modalities I use have research findings supporting their use. Others are still too new, or the research is sparse or non-existent. My clients are welcomed to ask questions about their treatment/healing choices and are given the option to opt out of any modality they find unconvincing. However, I have found talk therapy to be slower and have more potential for side effects than any of the alternative/complementary technologies I use.

Although I value my extensive training, and continue to strive for excellence in the technical aspects of my work, I have come to understand that healing really happens because of the connection and safety inherent in the relationship that my clients and I create together. To be able to create strong relationships requires continuous work on oneself. This is my pledge to you: I will keep working to stay balanced, clear, and informed, so I can serve you with skill and integrity. I will do my best to help you help yourself heal. And if you think I can do better, I will listen to you with the respect you deserve.


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Professional and training experience

  • Private Practice. 1994 to present
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Certified Practitioner.
  • BodyTalk Certified Practitioner.
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant.
  • Weight Management and Stress Management Certified Counselor.
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Approved Consultant.
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. January 1997 to 2002
  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. February 1995 to December 1996
  • Assistant Director for Clinical Services, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. February 1995 to December 1996
  • Project Director, LATINAS: Supportive Connections for Growth. Grant funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
  • Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. December 1995 to December 1996
  • Family Therapist, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. September 1994 to January 1995
  • APA Accredited Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, 1993 – 1994 -Training Director: Philip C. Burda, Ph.D.
  • Specialized training in Behavioral Medicine. Experience in trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, habit control, dual diagnosis, rehabilitation medicine, extended care and HIV/AIDS.
  • Clinical & Developmental Institute (CDI) April 1992 – August 1993
    • Assessment and treatment of psychiatric, dually diagnosed inpatients, and geriatric patients.
  • FAST (Forensic Assessment and Screening Team) April 1992 – July 1992
    • Psychological assessment of juveniles and their families.
  • Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP) January 1990 – June 1990
    • Child abuse prevention training.
  • Beginning Experience of South Florida June 1985 – December 1988
    • Workshop facilitator



Research, publications and presentations:

  • Trauma Primer: PTSD Evaluation and Treatment Issues Training Lecture at the University of Miami Institute for Individual and Family Counseling.
  • Borderline Adolescent Study. PTSD Evaluation and Treatment Issues in Borderline Populations. Training and consultation for Borderline Adolescent Study. Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.
  • Manejas tu el estrés o te maneja el estrés a ti? Métodos antiguos y modernos para recuperar el control de nuestras vidas. (Do you handle stress? Or does stress handle you? New and old ways to regain control of our lives). Lecture presented at The Second International Symposium for Vanguard Therapies. Critical Incident Stress Management: Civilian Protection, Terrorism, and Disasters. Puebla, Mexico.
  • Applied Kinesiology: Muscle Testing and Meta-Energetics Training Workshop, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The Engagement and Treatment of Hispanic Families. Lecture presented at the Southwest Florida Mental Health Symposium on Integrating the Hispanic Culture into Mental Health Practices. Naples, Florida.
  • Treating Trauma: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Lecture presented at the Beijing Medical School Health Care Center. Beijing, China.
  • Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) in the Treatment of Pain. Lecture presented at the Beijing Medical School Health Care Center. Beijing, China.
  • Factors Influencing Engagement into Interventions for Adaptation to HIV in African American Women. Prado, G., Szapocznik, J., Mitrani, V.B., Mauer, M.H., Smith, L., & Feaster, D. AIDS and Behavior, Vol 6 No. 2, June 2002
  • The efficacy of a family-ecological intervention with HIV/AIDS African American Women. Szapocznik, J., Feaster, D.J., Mitrani. V.B., Prado, G., Robinson-Batista, C., Smith, L., Mauer, M.H., & Schwartz, S. Paper presented at the National Institute of Mental Health Annual Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Miami, Florida, July 2002
  • Factors predicting engagement in interventions for adaptation to HIV in African American Women. Prado, G., Szapocznik, J., Mitrani, V.B., Mauer, M.H., Smith, L., & Feaster, D.J. Paper presented at the National Institute of Mental Health Annual Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Miami, July, 2002
  • EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol. Workshop presented at the EMDR International Association Annual Meeting, Austin, June, 2001 with co presenters Ignacio Jarero, Ph.D. Ed.D. and Lucina Artigas, M.A.
  • EMDR and Traumatic Stress after Natural Disasters: Integrative Treatment Protocols. Poster presented at the EMDRIA International Conference, Toronto, 2000, with coauthors Ignacio Jarero, Ph.D. Ed.D. and Lucina Artigas, M.A.
  • Children’s Post-traumatic Stress after Natural Disasters: Integrative Treatments Protocols. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Miami, November 1999 with coauthors Ignacio Jarero, Ph.D. Ed.D. and Lucina Artigas, M.A.
  • Medical Hypnosis and Orthopedic Surgery: Pain Perception, Postoperative Recovery and Therapeutic Comfort. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Vol. 47, No. 2, April 1999
  • Transforming Trauma: EMDR in Private Practice. Dade County Psychological Association Women’s Issues Committee Presentation, with Wendy Joffe, Ph.D.
  • Client-Centered Therapy: Necessary and Sufficient? Theory and Clinical Applications. Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine. PCA Team.
  • Multicultural Issues in Family Therapy. Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine.
  • Spirituality in Psychotherapy. Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine.
  • Family Therapy with Hispanic Families. In-service, Institute for Family Living, University of Miami.
  • Ethnic Identity Development: A Look Within. Lecture. Department of Education and Psychological Studies, University of Miami, Department of Psychological Studies.
  • Dissertation: Medical Hypnosis and Orthopedic Hand Surgery: Pain Perception, Post-operative Recovery, and Adherence.
  • Chair: Kent Burnett, Ph.D.
  • Medical Hypnosis and Orthopedic Hand Surgery: Pain Perception, Post-operative Recovery, and Adherence. Poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, August 1994.



Selected additional training:

  • Weight Management and Stress Management – The American Association of LifeStyle Counselors – Miami, Florida, 2006
  • PSYCH-K Advanced Training – Miami, Florida, 2006
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) – Certification – San Diego, California, January, 2005
  • Advances in Energy Psychology – Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. – The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. – Miami, Florida, 2004
  • BodyTalk System – Certification – Miami, Florida, June, 2003
  • Clinical Hypnosis Approved Consultant – American Society for Clinical Hypnosis – 2003
  • Bio-Energetics – Janet Konefal, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.A., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 2002
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Approved Consultant – EMDRIA 2000
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Compassion Fatigue – Ignacio Jarero, Ph.D. – Asociacion Mexicana de Ayuda Mental en Crisis – Managua, Nicaragua, 1999
  • Trauma, Memory and Self-Regulation – Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 1998
  • EMDR in the Treatment of Grief and Mourning – Roger Solomon, Ph.D. and Therese Rando, Ph.D. – Atlanta, 1999
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy Externship – Victoria Mitrani, Ph.D. and Daniel Santisteban, Ph.D. – Center for Family Studies, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1994-95
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adulthood – Richard Simon, Ph.D. – Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Miami, 1994
  • Special Issues in Counseling Veterans with PTSD – Department of Veteran Affairs, Birmingham regional Medical Education Center -1994
  • Advanced Professional Hypnosis – Florida Hypnosis and Counseling Center, Sarasota, Fl, 1993
  • Constructive Psychotherapy – Michael J. Mahoney, Ph.D. – Nova University, 1992
  • Human Resources Administration Certification – PAI, 1989
  • Leadership Miami – Class of 1988



Professional memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Florida Psychological Association
  • Dade County Psychological Association
  • DCPA – Women’s Issues Committee
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
  • The American Association of LifeStyle Counselors
  • International BodyTalk Association
  • Mexican Association for Crisis Therapy
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach


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