Simona Stefan – Research

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Research Interests:

  • Anxiety disorders – mechanisms and treatment
  • Efficacy of psychological treatments
  • Schema therapy and third wave interventions
  • Psychology of interpersonal relations

Projects & Grants:

2020-2022: project director UBB, 35288/18.11.2020– “Schema focused therapy for transdiagnostic worry” (Babes-Bolyai internal grant) 2018-2019: Fulbright Grant, Council for International Exchange of Scholars/Institute of International Education (IIE/CIES) and the Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission, 665/25/06/2018 – Positive Emotion Dysregulation and Behavioral Avoidance in Relation to Social Anxiety and Depression Symptoms 2019 – 2021: project director of PN III –P1 – 1.1 – TE – 2016 – 1054, (grant earned in competition by Ioana Cristea, Ph.D.) 2016-2017: project director UBB, 31814/23.03.2016 – “Care-avoidant versus care-seeking illness anxiety – etiological mechanisms” (Babes-Bolyai internal grant) 2012 – 2014: project director PN-II-RU-PD-2012-3-0168 -,, Explaining irritable bowel syndrome – the role of worry and worry-related constructs” (UMF Iuliu Haţieganu, Cluj – Napoca) 2013 – 2017: PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1797 – Promoting active aging – a computerized platform for cognitive training and rehabilitation (ActiveCORE) (project member) 2015 – 2017: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1316 – Moderators of treatment response to cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression; what works best and for whom (project member) 2015 – 2017: PNI-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0490 – A randomized clinical trial for investigating the efficacy of a smartphone application for mammary biopsy symptom management: Bio h-app (project member) 2008 – 2014: Grant awarded by the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, „Rational emotive and cognitive-behavior therapy versus Cognitive therapy versus Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (project member)