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Assistant Professor Lia Oltean

Lia Oltean is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (2012), a master’s degree in “Clinical psychology, psychological counseling and psychotherapy” (2014), and a PhD from the Doctoral School “Evidence-based Assessment and Psychological Interventions” (2022). 

Her research interests include investigating the association between childhood adversity and psychopathology, as well as potential mechanisms, such as reward processing, underlying it. In addition, she focuses on investigating evidence-based psychological interventions, as well as mechanisms and factors that may influence them. Her clinical experience pertains to her activity as a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian Board of Psychologists. Also, Lia is supervisor in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

Subjects taught:

  • Clinical Practice I;
  • Clinical Practice II;
  • Ethics in Applied Psychology;
  • Clinical forensic psychology.

Schedule for hearings:

Thursday, 15:00-17:00

Research Interests:

  • Assessing the effectiveness of psychological interventions for mental disorders;
  • Identifying risk and resilience factors for mental disorders;
  • Investigating confounders and effect modifiers.

Projects & Grants:

  • Investigating the relative effectiveness of psychological interventions for psychosis;
  • Testing the relative effectiveness of ACT and CBT interventions for depressive symptoms.