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Assistant Professor Răzvan PREDATU, PhD

Răzvan Predatu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, and a member of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. He is also a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian Board of Psychologists. His research focuses on difficulties in emotion regulation and their role in psychopathology, specifically on the association between negative evaluations of one’s emotions and various psychological disorders (e.g., affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and sleep disorders). He is also interested in cognitive-behavioral interventions to optimize performance (cognitive-behavioral coaching) and technology-based interventions.

Subjects taught:

  • Clinical Practice IV
  • Profile Practice II
  • Clinical psychology, counseling, and psychotherapies
  • Clinical psychology and individual and group psychotherapies
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching

Schedule for hearings:

Friday: 14:00 – 16:00 – with prior email appointment

Contact address: No. 37 Republicii Street, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

E-mail: razvanpredatu@psychology.ro

Research Interests:

  • Emotion regulation difficulties and their role in various psychological disorders (depressive and anxiety disorders, sleep disorders).
  • Negative beliefs about emotions and their role in (meta)emotional functioning.
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions to optimize performance (cognitive-behavioral coaching) and technology-based interventions.

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  • Predatu, R., Voinescu, B. I., David, D. O., Maffei, A., Nechifor, R. E., & Gentili, C. (2023). Emotion regulation difficulties in the relation between stress-related insomnia symptoms and brain response to emotional faces: An fMRI study. Sleep Medicine, 101, 561-569.
  • David, O. A., Stroian, P. I., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2022). State anxiety and frontal alpha asymmetry effects of the REThink online video game for children and adolescents: A six-month follow-up. Personality and Individual Differences, 196, 111725.
  • David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Cardoș, R. A. (2021). Effectiveness of the REThink therapeutic online video game in promoting mental health in children and adolescents. Internet Interventions, 25, 100391.
  • Predatu, R., David, O. A., Ovidiu David, D., & Maffei, A. (2020). Emotion regulation abilities as a predictor of anxiety, positive emotions, heart rate, and alpha asymmetry during an impromptu speech task. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 1-15.
  • Popa, C. O., Predatu, R., Lee, W. C., Blaga, P., Sirbu, E., Rus, A. V., … & Bredicean, C. (2021). Thought Suppression in Primary Psychotic Disorders and Substance/Medication Induced Psychotic Disorder. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1), 116.
  • David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2020). REThink Online Video Game for Children and Adolescents: Effects on State Anxiety and Frontal Alpha Asymmetry. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 1-18.
  • Predatu, R., David, D. O., & Maffei, A. (2020). The effects of irrational, rational, and acceptance beliefs about emotions on the emotional response and perceived control of emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 155, 109712.
  • Predatu, R., Voinescu, B. I., & David, D. O. (2020). The Role of Emotion Regulation Difficulties in the Relation Between Insomnia and Depressive Symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Predatu, R., David, D. O., & Maffei, A. (2019). Beliefs About Emotions, Negative Meta-emotions, and Perceived Emotional Control During an Emotionally Salient Situation in Individuals with Emotional Disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-13.
  • Popa, C., & Predatu, R. (2019). The effect of an integrative CBT/REBT intervention in improving emotional functioning and emotional stability in Romanian medical students. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 19(1), 59-71.
  • David, D. O., Matu, S. A., Podina, I. R., & Predatu, R. M. (2019). Future Research Directions for REBT. In Advances in REBT (pp. 121-146). Springer, Cham.
  • David, O. A., Predatu, R. M., & Cardoş, R. A. I. (2018). A pilot study of the Rethink online video game applied for coaching emotional understanding in children and adolescents in the therapeutic video game environment: the feeling better resources game. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 18(1).
  • Răzvan Predatu, Roxana A.I. Cardoș & Oana A. David (2017). Effectiveness of the REThink online video game in coaching rational thinking skills in children and adolescents: The ThinkUP resources game. 2nd International Congress on Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (16-19 June 2016, Athens, Greece). Bologna: Editografica.
  • Roxana A.I. Cardoș, Răzvan Predatu & Oana A. David (2017). Development and validation of a cartoon based set of children’s facial emotion stimuli for the REThink online therapeutic game. 2nd International Congress on Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (16-19 June 2016, Athens, Greece). Bologna: Editografica.  

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