Roxana OLTEAN – Main Page

Assistant Professor Radu ȘOFLĂU

Radu Șoflău is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University. He is also a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian Board of Psychologists. His research interests focus on assessing the efficacy of psychological treatments for psychopathology, as well as understanding cognitive and non-cognitive factors associated with psychopathology and treatment response.

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.

Articles:

Stelian FLOREAN – Main Page

Assistant Professor Radu ȘOFLĂU

Radu Șoflău is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University. He is also a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian Board of Psychologists. His research interests focus on assessing the efficacy of psychological treatments for psychopathology, as well as understanding cognitive and non-cognitive factors associated with psychopathology and treatment response.

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.

Articles:

Lia OLTEAN – Main Page

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.

Articles:

Ruben NECHIFOR – Main Page

Ruben Emanuel NECHIFOR, Ph.D.

Dr. Ruben Emanuel NECHIFOR is currently a Researcher at the International Institute for Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health of Babeș-Bolyai University, after working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at (1) the Radiological Sciences Department from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the USA (https://ucla.academia.edu/RubenEmanuelNechifor) and (2) the MRI Research Center from University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Canada (https://mri.ext.unb.ca/Peronnel/photo_archive.php).
He obtained the Ph.D. in Materials Engineering in 2011 at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, studying – through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR – molecular dynamics of various liquids confined in novel polymeric nanocapsules used in drug release (https://utclujnmr.weebly.com/group-members.html). Part of these doctoral studies were carried out at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany (https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/techphys2/mitarbeiter/).
His Master’s degree is in Complex Molecular Systems at the Faculty of Physics of Babeș-Bolyai University (with an Erasmus scholarship at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France). The Bachelor’s degree is in Medical Physics also at the Faculty of Physics of Babeș-Bolyai University .

Keywords: Resting & Task fMRI, Neuroimaging, Diffusion, Perfusion & Structural MRI

Subjects taught:

  • Advanced MRI and fMRI at STAR – UBB: a modular course conducted within an Advanced Fellowship Intern. The presented materials are available upon request.

Schedule for hearings:

Monday: 13:00 – 15:00

Contact address: 30 Fântânele, 400294, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Email: 
rubennechifor@psychology.ro

Research Interests:

  • Various fMRI and Clinical MRI studies for different psychopathologies and clinical pathologies
  • Develop and implement new pulse sequences and new protocols for improving the existing/standard techniques and protocols of fMRI and Clinical MRI in order to obtain a better and earlier image signature of tissue microstructure.
  • Perfusion and Diffusion MRI studies on cancer tumours with specific mutation status and their correlation with tissue histopathology and with different associate psychological profiles.
  • Assess the differences between relapses and pseudo-relapses tumours on the brain in correlation with the tissues histopathology and the associate psychological profile using various MRI techniques.
  • Explore various prognostics related with progression-free survival and overall survival of various tumour types in comparison with their histopathology and the observed psychological profiles.
  • Various fMRI and Clinical MRI studies for appraising the psychological and clinical features, their correlation with tissues histopathology and various psychological profiles and for assessing the outcome responses to various/new psychotherapies and clinical therapies.

Projects & Grants:

  • Technical Expert Clinical MRI Equipment within the project POC/448/1/1/127725 – High Field Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging Infrastructure – INSPIRE, 2022 – 2023
  • COST Action CA18206, Glioma MR Imaging 2.0, 2019 – 2023, www.glimr.eu

Principal Investigator in the following grants:

  • Assessing the neural correlates of highly religious christian, moderate religious christian and nonreligious belief through fMRI and structural MRI analysis, The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of OXFORD, John Templeton Foundation, 2021 – 2023 https://cee.ianramseycentre.ox.ac.uk/grants?fbclid=IwAR2tegIWrvICjHkDc1pb0d6Vra0ITrFXli3x8gxNPRSRdHkxEIhH9l59rv0
  • The importance of imaging analysis in tumour pathology in the Oro – Maxillo – Facial territory, Babeș – Bolyai University in partnership with Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj – Napoca, România, 2021 – 2022
  • Developing novel biomarkers starting from default diffusion MRI data, Babeș – Bolyai University Grant, GTC 35277/18.11.2020, 2020 – 2022
  • Advanced MRI and fMRI at STAR – UBB, Advanced Fellowship Inter UBB, Oct – Nov. 2020.
  • The neurobiological effects in terms of brain activity and network connectivity of rational versus irrational belief explored through fMRI, Babeș – Bolyai University Grant, 2019 – 2021  
  • Social jetlag, sleep deprivation and their correlates in relation with brain structure and brain activity assessed through resting – state fMRI, Babeș – Bolyai University in partnership with Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj – Napoca, România, 2019 – 2021

Articles

  1. Hirschler L., Sollmann N., Schmitz-Abecassis B., Pinto J., Arzanforoosh F., Barkhof F., Nechifor R.E., et al., “Advanced MR Techniques for Preoperative Glioma Characterization: Part 1”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.28662
  2. HangelG., Schmitz-AbecassisB., Sollmann N., Pinto J., ArzanforooshF., BarkhofF., Nechifor R.E. et al., “Advanced MR Techniques for Preoperative Glioma Characterization: Part 2”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.28663
  3. Predatu R., Voinescu I. B., David O. D., Maffei A., Nechifor R., Gentilli C., “Emotion regulation difficulties in the relation between stress-related insomnia symptoms and brain response to emotional faces: An fMRI study”, Sleep Medicine, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2022.11.033
  4. Henriksen O. M., Alvarez-Torres, M. del M., Figueiredo P., Hangel G., Keil V. C., Nechifor R. E., et al., “High-Grade Glioma Treatment Response Monitoring Biomarkers: A Position Statement on the Evidence Supporting the Use of Advanced MRI Techniques in the Clinic, and the Latest Bench-to-Bedside Developments. Part 1: Perfusion and Diffusion Techniques”, Front. Oncol., 03 March 2022, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2022.810263  
  5. Booth T. C., Wiegers E. C., Warnert E. A. H., Schmainda K. M., Riemer F., Nechifor R. E. et al., “High-Grade Glioma Treatment Response Monitoring Biomarkers: A Position Statement on the Evidence Supporting the Use of Advanced MRI Techniques in the Clinic, and the Latest Bench-to-Bedside Developments. Part 2: Spectroscopy, Chemical Exchange Saturation, Multiparametric Imaging, and Radiomics”, Front. Oncol., 28 February 2022 https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.811425  
  6. Petr, J., Hogeboom, L., Nikulin, P., Wiegers, E., Schroyen, G., Kallehauge, J., Chmelík, M., Clement, P., Nechifor R. E. et al. “A systematic review on the use of quantitative imaging to detect cancer therapy adverse effects in normal-appearing brain tissue”, Magn Reson Mater Phy 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10334-021-00985-2   
  7. Nechifor R. E., Popita C., Bala C., Vonica C., Ciobanu D., Roman G., Mocan A., Sima D., Inceu G., Craciun A., Pop R.M., Craciun C., Rusu A., “Regional homogeneity and degree of centrality in social jetlag and sleep deprivation and their correlations with appetite: a resting-state fMRI study”, Biological Rhythm Research, 2020, 1-21, https://doi.org/10.1080/09291016.2020.1854991
  8. Nechifor R. E., Ciobanu D., Vonica C.L., Popita C., Roman G., Bala C., Mocan A., Inceu G., Craciun A., Rusu A., “Social jetlag and sleep deprivation are associated with altered activity in the reward-related brain areas: an exploratory resting-state fMRI study”, Sleep Medicine, 72: 12-19, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2020.03.018
  9. Ellingson B., Nguyen H., Lai A., Nechifor R. E., Zaw O., Pope W., Yong W., Nghiemphu P., Liau L., Cloughesy T., “Contrast Enhancing Tumor Growth Dynamics of Pre-Operative, Treatment Naïve Human Glioblastoma”, Cancer 122(11): 1718-1727, 2016; https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29957
  10. Nechifor R. E., Harris R., Ellingson B. M., “Novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques in brain tumors”, Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24(3): 137-146, June 2015; https://doi.org/10.1097/RMR.0000000000000053
  11. Nechifor R. E., Romanenko K., Marica F., Balcom B. J., “Spatially Resolved Measurements of Mean Spin-Spin Relaxation Time Constants”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 239: 16-22, 2014; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2013.11.012
  12. Nechifor R., Bogdan M., Ardelean I., “The Size Distribution of Core Shell Polymeric Capsules as Revealed by Low-Field NMR Diffusometry”, Appl. Magn. Reson. 40(2): 205-211, 2012; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00723-011-0197-5
  13. Simina M., Nechifor R., Ardelean I., “Saturation-dependent nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation of fluids confined inside porous media with micrometer-sized pores”, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 49(6):314-9, 2011; https://doi.org/10.1002/mrc.2749
  14. Nechifor R., Ardelean I., Mattea C., Stapf S., Bogdan M., “NMR relaxation dispersion of Myglol molecules confined inside polymeric micro-capsules”, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 49(11):703-3, 2011; https://doi.org/10.1002/mrc.2821
  15. Nechifor R. E., Ardelean I., “Low-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry – A tool in Monitoring the Melting Transition of Polymeric Capsules with Applications in Drug Delivery”, IFMBE Proceedings Volume 36, 344-347, 2011; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22586-4_72
  16. Nechifor R., Badea C., Ardelean I., “Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of liquids morphology inside partially saturated porous media”, Journal of Physics: Conf. Ser. 182, 012012; 2009; https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/182/1/012012

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Media

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Anca DOBREAN – Main Page

Prof. Univ. Dr. Anca DOBREAN

Anca Dobrean, Ph.D. is a Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University. She is certified and a clinical psychologist and cognitive behavioral psychotherapist and from 2012 she is the President of the Romanian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her research interests focus on the developing, investigating, and disseminating evidence-based assessment and interventions for child and adolescent mental health problems with a particular emphasis on child and adolescent internalizing problems, ADHD and parental contribution to child psychopathology. She is also interested in ways technology can be used to enhance mental health treatments for children, adolescent and parents. In the present she coordinates the DETECT Lab (Digital Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Children, Adolescents and Parents).

Teaching classes:

  • Psychodiagnostics (Introduction to Psychometrics), 2nd year, Psychology Bachelor, first semester
  • Assessment of intelligence and aptitudes, 2nd year, Psychology Bachelor, 2nd semester
  • Clinical developmental psychology, 1st year Master Program
  • Psychological assessment of children, 2nd year, Master Program
  • Clinical assessment, 1st year Master Program

Schedule for appointment:

Thursday: 12:00 – 14:00 – with prior email appointment

Contact address: Republicii St., No. 37, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Email: ancadobrean@psychology.ro

Research Interests:

  • Evidence based assessment
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents 
  • Child anxiety, ADHD
  • Parenting

Projects & Grants (PI):

Projects & Grants (member):

Web of Science (January 2024)

Number of Citations Web of Science: 2768, Hirsch index: 24

International papers indexed in Web of Science:

2024

Kulcsár, V., Dobrean, A., Poetar, C.-R., & Ivan, C. (2024). Is REBT Useful for Reducing Adolescents’ Career Decision Difficulties and Distress? A Randomized Trial. Journal of Career Development, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/08948453241246715.

Balan, R., Dobrean, A., & Poetar, C. R. (2024). Use of automated conversational agents in improving young population mental health: a scoping review. NPJ Digital Medicine, 7(1), 75. doi.org/10.1038/s41746-024-01072-1.

Poetar, C. R., Dobrean, A., & Andersson, G. (2024). Preliminary efficacy of a transdiagnostic parent-led internet-delivered intervention for children with anxiety and depressive symptoms: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 18(1), 1-11.

Coșa, I. M., Dobrean, A., & Balazsi, R. Measurement Invariance of the Lemmens Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-9 Across Age, Gender, and Respondents. The Psychiatric Quarterly. 10.1007/s11126-024-10066-x.

2023

Poetar, C. R., Dobrean, A., & Florean, I. S. (2023). Problematic Smartphone Use and Mental Health Problems: A Network Analysis of Romanian Adolescents. Youth & Society, 0044118X231218295.

Roman, G. D., Dobrean, A., & Florean, I. S. (2023). Explaining the “parenting–callous-unemotional traits–antisocial behavior” axis in early adolescence: The role of affiliative reward. Development and psychopathology, 1-10.

Balan, R., Dobrean, A*., Balazsi, R., & Cordier, R. (2023). A latent profile analysis of emotional, behavioral, and social problems among victims of bullying. Psychology in the Schools, 10.1002/pits.22998.

Copeland, W., Ivanova, M., Achenbach, T., Turner, L., Tong, G., Ahmeti-Pronaj, A.,Dobrean, A . . . Zasepa, E. (2023). Cultural contributions to adults’ self-rated mental health problems and strengths: 7 culture clusters, 28 societies, 16 906 adults. Psychological Medicine, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S0033291723001332.

Păsărelu, C. R., David, D., Dobrean, A., Noje, A., Roxana, Ș., & Predescu, E. (2023). ADHDCoach—a virtual clinic for parents of children with ADHD: Development and usability study. Digital Health, 9, 20552076231161963.

Păsărelu, C. R., Kertesz, R., & Dobrean, A. (2023). The Development and Usability of a Mobile App for Parents of Children with ADHD. Children, 10(1), 164.

David, D., Ștefan, S., Nechita, D., & Dobrean, A. (2023). A brief history of Romanian psychology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 59(1), 45-51.

2022

Coşa, I. M., Dobrean, A*., Georgescu, R. D., & Păsărelu, C. R. (2022). Parental behaviors associated with internet gaming disorder in children and adolescents: A quantitative meta-analysis. Current Psychology, 1-18.

Păsărelu, C. R., Dobrean, A., Florean, I. S., & Predescu, E. (2022). Parental stress and child mental health: a network analysis of Romanian parents. Current Psychology, 1-13.

Florean, I. S., Dobrean, A.*, & Roman, G. D. (2022). Early adolescents’ perceptions of parenting practices and mental health problems: A network approach. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(3), 438.

Robe, A., Dobrean, A.,* Balazsi, R., Georgescu, R. D., Păsărelu, C. R., & Predescu, E. (2022). Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance Across Age, Gender, and Clinical Status of the Screen for Children Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000716.

Robe, A., & Dobrean, A.* (2022). The effectiveness of a single session of mindfulness-based cognitive training on cardiac vagal control and core symptoms in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a preliminary randomized controlled trial. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-10.

Florean, I.S., Dobrean, A*., Balazsi, R., Roșan, A., Păsărelu, C., Predescu, E., Rad, F. (2022). Measurement invariance of Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ) across age, gender, clinical status, and informant, Assessment (IF:4.66).

Rescorla, L. A., Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Almeida, V., Anafarta-Sendag, M., Bite, I.,Dobrean, A … & Zasępa, E. (2022). Older adult psychopathology: international comparisons of self-reports, collateral reports, and cross-informant agreement. International Psychogeriatrics, 34(5), 467-478.

Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Turner, L., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., Bilenberg, N., Dobrean, A… & Žukauskienė, R. (2022). Effects of individual differences, society, and culture on youth‐rated problems and strengths in 38 societies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13569 (IF:8.98).

2021

Păsărelu, C., Dobrean, A*, Andersson, G., & Zaharie, G. (2021). Feasibility and clinical utility of a transdiagnostic Internet-delivered rational emotive and behavioral intervention for adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. Internet Interventions, 26.

Balan, R., Dobrean, A*, & Balazsi, R. (2021). From Victims to Perpetrators of Bullying: The Role of Irrational Cognitions, Externalizing Problems, and Parental Attachment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 10.1177/08862605211043583 (IF:6.14).

Cristea, I. A., Balan, R., & Dobrean, A. (2021). Methodologic and Reporting Issues in Published Meta-analysis. JAMA, 175(6):643-644. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0010 (IF:16.193).

Robe, A., Păsărelu, C. R., & Dobrean, A*. (2021). Exploring autonomic regulation in children with ADHD with and without comorbid anxiety disorder through three systematic levels of cardiac vagal control analysis: Rest, reactivity, and recovery. Psychophysiology, e13850. (IF:4.01).

Silaghi, C. A., Lozovanu, V., Georgescu, C. E., Georgescu, R. D., Susman, S., Năsui, B. A., Dobrean, A & Silaghi, H. (2021). Thyroseq v3, Afirma GSC, and microRNA Panels Versus Previous Molecular Tests in the Preoperative Diagnosis of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in endocrinology, 12. l. 12:649522.doi: 10.3389/fendo.2021.649522 (IF: 5.555).

Georgescu, R. D., Dobrean, A*., Silaghi, C. A., & Silaghi, H. (2021). A virtual reality-based intervention for surgical patients: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 22(1), 1-11. (IF: 2.279).

Dobrean, A*., Păsărelu, C. R., Balazsi, R., & Predescu, E. (2021). Measurement Invariance of the ADHD Rating Scale–IV Home and School Versions Across Age, Gender, Clinical Status, and Informant. Assessment, 1073191119858421. (IF 3.19).

2020

Balan, R., Dobrean, A., Balazsi, R., Parada, R. H., & Predescu, E. (2022). The adolescent peer relations instrument-bully/target: Measurement invariance across gender, age, and clinical status. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(3-4), 1484-1513.

Păsărelu, C. R., Andersson, G., & Dobrean, A. (2020). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder mobile apps: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 138, 104133 

David, D. O., Costescu, C. A., Matu, S., Szentagotai, A., & Dobrean, A. (2020). Effects of a Robot-Enhanced Intervention for Children With ASD on Teaching Turn-Taking Skills. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 0735633119830344.

Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Rescorla, L. A., Turner, L. V., Dumas, J. A., Almeida, V., Dobrean, A… & Capps, J. W. (2020). The generalizability of Older Adult Self‐Report (OASR) syndromes of psychopathology across 20 societies. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Kulcsar, V., Dobrean, A., & Gati, I. (2020). Challenges and difficulties in career decision making: Their causes, and their effects on the process and the decision. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103346.(IF 3.38).

Kulcsár, V., Dobrean, A., & Balázsi, R. (2020). Does it Matter If I Am a Worrier? The Effect of Worry as a Moderator between Career Decision-Making Difficulties and Negative Dysfunctional Emotions. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-16.(IF 3.26).

2019

Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. R., Balazsi, R., & Predescu, E. (2019). Measurement Invariance of the ADHD Rating Scale–IV Home and School Versions Across Age, Gender, Clinical Status, and Informant. Assessment, 1073191119858421.(IF 3.19).

Robe, A., Dobrean, A., Cristea, I. A., Păsărelu, C. R., & Predescu, E. (2019). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and task-related heart rate variability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. (IF 8.01).

Georgescu, R., Fodor, L. A., Dobrean, A., & Cristea, I. A. (2019). Psychological interventions using virtual reality for pain associated with medical procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological medicine, 1-13.

Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Rescorla, L. A., Guo, J., Althoff, R. R., Kan, K. J., Dobrean, A, … & da Rocha, M. M. (2019). Testing syndromes of psychopathology in parent and youth ratings across societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 48(4), 596-609.

Rescorla, L. A., Blumenfeld, M. C., Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., & International ASEBA Consortium. (2019). International comparisons of the dysregulation profile based on reports by parents, adolescents, and teachers. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 48(6), 866-880.

Rescorla, L. A., Given, C., Glynn, S., Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M. & International ASEBA Consortium . (2019). International comparisons of autism spectrum disorder behaviors in preschoolers rated by parents and caregivers/teachers. Autism, 1362361319839151. 13. Rescorla, L. A., Genaro, B., Ivanova, M. Y., & International ASEBA Consortium. (2019). International Comparisons of Emotionally Reactive Problems in Preschoolers: CBCL/1½–5 Findings from 21 Societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-14.

Rescorla, L. A., Althoff, R. R., Ivanova, M. Y., & Achenbach, T. M. & International ASEBA Consortium (2019). Effects of society and culture on parents’ ratings of children’s mental health problems in 45 societies. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-9. Rescorla, L. A..

Adams, A., Ivanova, M. Y., & International ASEBA Consortium. (2019). The CBCL/1½-5’s DSM-ASD Scale: Confirmatory Factor Analyses Across 24 Societies. Journal of autism and developmental disorders.

2018

Balan, R., Dobrean, A., & Balazsi, R. (2018). Indirect effects of parental and peer attachment on bullying and victimization among adolescents: The role of negative automatic thoughts. Aggressive behavior; 44:561–570.

Păsărelu, C. R., & Dobrean, A. (2018). A video-based transdiagnostic REBT universal prevention program for internalizing problems in adolescents: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 101.

David, D. O., Costescu, C. A., Matu, S., Szentagotai, A., & Dobrean, A. (2018). Developing Joint Attention for Children with Autism in Robot-Enhanced Therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-11.

Păsărelu, C. R., & Dobrean, A. (2018). An investigation of mediators for the relationship between parent mental health and adolescent problematic internet use: a cross-sectional study in Romanian adolescents. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 18(2), 97.

Georgescu, R., Dobrean, A., & Predescu, E. (2018). Benefits of cognitive restructuring, acceptance and distraction for pain intensity and pain tolerance. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 18(2).

2017

Balan, R., Dobrean, A., Roman, G. D., & Balazsi, R. (2017). Indirect Effects of Parenting Practices on Internalizing Problems among Adolescents: The Role of Expressive Suppression. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(1), 40-47.

Păsărelu, C. R., Dobrean, A., Balazsi, R., Predescu, E., Şipos, R., & Lupu, V. (2017). The Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children: Age, Gender and Clinical Invariance. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 48(3), 359-369.

Pasarelu, C. R., Dobrean, A., Balazsi, R., Podina, I. R., & Mogoase, C. (2017). INTERPRETATION BIASES IN THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF WORRY: A PATH ANALYSIS. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 17(1), 31.

Sucala, M., Cuijpers, P., Muench, F., Cardoș, R., Soflau, R., Dobrean, A., … & David, D. (2017). Anxiety: There is an app for that. A systematic review of anxiety apps. Depression and anxiety.

2016

Pasarelu, C., Dobrean, A., Balazsi, R., Lupu, V., Predescu, E., Sipos, R., (2016). The Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children: Age, Gender Clinical Invariance.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Podina, I. R., Mogoase, C., David, D., Szentagotai, A., & Dobrean, A. (2016). A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy of Technology Mediated CBT for Anxious Children and Adolescents. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 34(1), 31-50.

Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., Dobrean, A., & Clinciu, A. I. (2016). Sex differences in intelligence: A multi-measure approach using nationally representative samples from Romania. Intelligence, 58, 54-61.

2015

Burt, S. A., Rescorla, L. A., Achenbach, T. M., Ivanova, M. Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., Dobrean, A… & Döpfner, M. (2015). The association between aggressive and non-aggressive antisocial problems as measured with the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment: A study of 27,861 parent–adolescent dyads from 25 societies. Personality and Individual Differences,85, 86-92.

Dobrean, A., & Matu, S. (2015). Internationally Active, Visible, High Impact, and Eminent Romanian Psychologists. a Quantitative Analysis. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 15(1), 135.

Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Rescorla, L. A., Turner, L. V., Ahmeti-Pronaj, A., Au, A.,Dobrean, A … & Csemy, L. (2015). Syndromes of self-reported psychopathology for ages 18–59 in 29 societies. Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment, 37(2), 171-183.

Szentágotai-Tătar, A., Chiș, A., Vulturar, R., Dobrean, A., Cândea, D. M., & Miu, A. C. (2015). Shame and Guilt-Proneness in Adolescents: Gene-Environment Interactions. PloS one, 10(7), e0134716.

2014

Butean, I., Costescu, C., & Dobrean, A. (2014). Differences between empathic responses in children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 14(2).

David, O. A., David, D., & Dobrean, A. (2014). Efficacy of the Rational Positive Parenting Program for Child Externalizing Behavior: Can an Emotion-Regulation Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Parent Program Be More Effective Than a Standard One?. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 14(2), 159.

Miron, M. D., & Dobrean, A. (2014). „What is this, which i see?” a preliminary investigation of visual-spatial processing in romanian children with low IQ, learning and reading disorders. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 14(1).

Rescorla, L. A., Bochicchio, L., Achenbach, T. M., Ivanova, M. Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., Dobrean, A.,.. & Verhulst, F. C. (2014). Parent–Teacher Agreement on Children’s Problems in 21 Societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(4), 627-642.

Shahini, M., Rescorla, L. A., Ahmeti, A. P., Begovac, I., Dobrean, A., Markovıć, J., … & Zukauskiene, R. (2014). Parent-reported behavioural and emotional problems in Albanian Kosovar children. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Science, 4, 1-8.

2013

Mogoașe, C., Podină, I. R., Sucală, M., & Dobrean, A. (2013). Evaluating the unique contribution of irrational beliefs and negative bias interpretations in predicting child anxiety: implications for cognitive bias modification interventions. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, (13).

Predescu, E., Şipos, R., Dobrean, A., & Micluția, I. (2013). The discriminative power of the cbcl 1.5-5 between autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric disorders. Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13(1).

Podină, I. R., Mogoașe, C., & Dobrean, A. (2013). Intergenerational transmission of anxiety: evidence for the mediating role of the negative interpretation bias. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, (13), 309-320.

Rescorla, L. A., Ginzburg, S., Achenbach, T. M., Ivanova, M. Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., Dobrean, A. … & Verhulst, F. C. (2013). Cross-informant agreement between parent-reported and adolescent self-reported problems in 25 societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42(2), 262-273.

2012

Tulbure, B., Szentagotai, A., Dobrean, A., David, D. (2012). Evidence based clinical assessment of child and adolescent social phobia: A critical review of rating scales. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Rescorla, LA , Achenbach, TM , Ivanova, MY , ; Bilenberg, N, ; Bjarnadottir, G, ; Denner, S  ; Dias, P ; Dobrean, A. ; Dopfner, M et al. (2012). Behavioral/emotional problems of preschoolers: Caregiver/teacher reports from 15 societies. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 20, 1-14.

2011

Rescorla, L.A., Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova M.Y., Harder, V.S, Otten L, Bilenberg, N., Bjarnadottir. G., Capron, C., De Pauw S.S., Dias, P., Dobrean A. et. al. (2011). International Comparisons of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Preschool Children: Parents’ Reports From 24 Societies. Journal of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology. Volume: 40, 3, 456-467.

2010

Sucală, M., Stefan, S., Macavei, B., Dobrean, A., Bolno, J., Mironiuc, I. A., … & David, D. (2010). Residual limb pain and distress in amputated patients. A brief report. Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, 10(2).

Ivanova, M., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, … Dobrean, A., Döpfner, M., et al  (2010). Preschool Psychopathology Reported By Parents in 23 Societies, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,49, 12, 1215-1224.

2009

Anton, R., Opris, D., Dobrean, A., David., D., Rizzo, A. (2009). Virtual reality in the rehabilitation of Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, vol IX, no 2, 235-246.

2007

Ivanova, M., Dobrean, A., Dopfner, M., Erol, et al.,  (2007). Testing the 8-syndrome structure of the child behavior checklist in 30 societies, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36 (3), 405 – 417.

Rescorla, L., Achenbach, T. M., Ivanova, M., Dumenci, L., A., …Domuta, A., Döpfner, M., Erol, N., et al.,   (2007). Epidemiological Comparisons of  Problems and Positive Qualities Reported by Adolescents in 24 Cultures,  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 2, 351 – 358.

Rescorla, L., Achenbach, Th., Ivanova, M., Dumenci, L.,  Dobrean, A., Döpfner, M., Erol, N., et al.,  (2007). Behavioral and Emotional Problems Reported by Parents of Children Ages 6 to 16 in 31 Societies. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 13 , 2007, 130 – 142.

Ivanova MY, Achenbach TM, Rescorla LA, Dumenci L, Almqvist F, Bilenberg N, Bird H, Broberg AG, Dobrean A, Döpfner M, Erol N, Forns M, Hannesdottir H, Kanbayashi Y, Lambert MC, Leung P, Minaei A, Mulatu MS, et al.,   (2007). The generalizability of the Youth Self-Report syndrome structure in 23 societies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75 (5), 729 – 738.

Rescorla, L., Achenbach, T. M., Ginzburg, S.,  Ivanova M., Dumenci, L., A., Almqvist, F., Bathiche, M., Bilenberg, N.,  Bird, H.,  Domuta, A., Erol, N., et al.,  (2007). Consistency of Teachers-Reported Problem for Students in 21 Cultures , School Psychology Review, 36, 1 , 2007, 91 – 110.

Masha Y. Ivanova, Thomas M. Achenbach, Leslie A. Rescorla, Levent Dumenci, Fredrik Almqvist, Bathiche, M., Bilenberg, N., Bird, H., Domuta, A., Erol, N., Fombonne, N., Fonseca, A., Frigerio, A., et al (2007). Testing the Teacher’s Report Form Syndromes in 20 Countries. School Psychology Review, 36, 3, 468-483.

2002

  1. David, D., Moore, M., & Domuta, A. (2002). Romanian psychology on the international psychological scene: A preliminary critical and empirical approach. European Psychologist, 7, 153-160.

International publications indexed in BDI

David, C., Dobrean, A., & van Luit, J. H. (2015). Psychometric properties of Early Numeracy Test in Romanian language Preliminary data. Erdelyi Pszichologiai Szemle= Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 16(1), 57.

David, D., Dobrean, A., Pasarelu, C., Matu, S. A., & Comsa, M. (2015). The national psychological/intelligence profile of Romanians: An in depth analysis of the regional national intelligence profile of Romanians. Erdelyi Pszichologiai Szemle= Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 16(2), 123.

Pasarelu, C. R., Dobrean, A., Predescu, E., Sipos, R., & Lupu, V. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of worry a transdiagnostic factor in child internalizing symptomatology. Romanian Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 3(1).

Pasarelu, C. R., & Dobrean, A. (2015). Child’s negative automatic thoughts as a mediator in the relationship between mother’s and child’s social anxiety symptoms. Erdelyi Pszichologiai Szemle= Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 16(2), 163.

Pantis, E., Robe, A., Pasarelu, C., Dobrean, A., & Miclutia, I. (2015). Accuracy of the multidimensional anxiety scale for children as a screening tool for anxiety disorders.Romanian Journal of Psychopharmacology, 15, 185-195.

David, D., Dobrean, A., Mogoaşe, C., & Dobrescu, I. (2013). Screening for Autism in Romanian Population: An Initial Study Investigating the Clinical Utility of the Screening Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Chestionarul de Screening pentru Tulburări de Spectru Autist-CS-TSA). Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 14(2).

David, D., & Dobrean, A. (2013). Commentary on ‘Psychological therapies for the treatment of post‐traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents’.Evidence‐Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal, 8(3), 1117-1119.

Predescu, E., Dobrean, A., Cristina, P. O. P., Miclutia, I., & Sipos, R. (2013). Cognitive Coping Strategies and Emotional Distress in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Applied Medical Informatics, 32(2), 14-21.

Beldean-Galea, I. E., Ţigan, Ş. I., Cristian, S. T. A. N., & Dobrean, A. (2012). Efficacy Study of a Primary Intervention School Violence Program.Applied Medical Informatics, 31(3), 47-54.

Coogan, A. N., Dobrean, A., Donev, R. M., Mateescu, L., Müller, U., Thome, J., & Voinescu, B. I. (2012). Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: translating research into practice. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 4(1), 41-51.

Gavita, O. A., Dobrean, A., & David, D. (2010). Placement Stability & Quality of Life in Foster Parents of Children Presenting Aggressive Behavior: Efficacy of a Cognitive-Behavioral Parent Program. Revista de Asistenţă Socială, 2, 159-169.

Mironiuc, A., Mironiuc, C., Dobrean, A., Stancu, B. (2008). Bioethical approach in vascular surgery. Studia Universitatias Babes-Bolyai, Psychologia-Paedagogia, 2, 75-87.

Domuța, A. (2004). Analiza deficitului de atenţie şi hiperactivitate la vârsta preşcolară pe baza metodei observaţiei. Cognitie, Creier, Comportament

Domuța, A., Creţiu, M. (2002). Memoria implicită perceptuală şi conceptuală la copiii cu ADHD. In Cognitie, Creier, Comportament, vol. VI, nr. 1, martie

Benga, O., Domuta, A. (2000). Assessment of executive functions in childhood psychopathology, Studia Universitatis, 1.

Domuța, A. (1998). Gudjonsson Suggestibilty Scale (Form 2); A Romanian study of reliability. Studia Universitatias Babes-Bolyai, Psychologia-Paedagogia, 1-2, 83-87

Domuța, A. (1997). Un instrument de evaluare a sugestibilităţii interogative: Scala de sugestibilitate interogativă Gudjonsson 2 (An instrument for the assessment of the interrogative suggestibility Gudjonsson 2). Cogniţie, Creier, Comportament, 3, 319-335

Books 

David, D., Dobrean, A., Gotiu, M. (2015). Retman si Retmagia. Desene animate terapeutice.

Domuța, A. (2005). Evaluarea sindromului ADHD la vârsta preşcolară. Casa Cărții de Știință, Cluj-Napoca

Domuta, A. J. Lebeer, A. Hansen, M. Roth, I. Szamoskozi, M. Cretiu (2004). Educaţia cognitivă. Editura Presa Universitara Clujeana

Domuța, A., János, R., & Creţiu, M. (2004). Solving Social Problems Related to Children. Presa Universitară Clujeană

Domuta, A. M. Roth, R. Janos, M. Cretu.(2004). Rezolvarea problemelor sociale ale copiilor Editura Presa Universitara Clujeana.

Chapters in Books – International

David, D. O., DiGiuseppe, R., Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. R., & Balazsi, R. (2019). The measurement of irrationality and rationality. In Advances in REBT (pp. 79-100). Springer, Cham.

Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. R., Döpfner, M., David, D., Jay Lynn, S., & H Montgomery, G. (2018). Varieties of Psychotherapy for Attention‐Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Evidence‐Based Psychotherapy: The State of the Science and Practice, 435-22.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). General Overview. In REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (pp. 1-11). Springer International Publishing.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (pp. 15-30). Springer International Publishing.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Using Virtual Reality (RE&CBT-VR): A Short Protocol for Social Anxiety Disorder. In REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (pp. 31-48). Springer International Publishing.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RE&BT) Treatment Protocol for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. In REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (pp. 51-67). Springer International Publishing.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). Rational Stories for Children. A Rational Emotive Education Protocol for Approaching Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Based on the Stories Book The Retmagic and Wonderful Adventures of Retman. In REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (pp. 69-79). Springer International Publishing.

Dobrean,  A., Păsărelu, C. (2016). Impact of social media on social anxiety: a systematic review. In Anxiety Disorders, Intech Open.

Păsărelu, C. , Dobrean, A.(2016). Parental involvement in remotely-delivered CBT interventions for anxiety problems in children and adolescents: a systematic review In Anxiety Disorders, Intech Open.

Cristea, I. A., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2015). REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults. Springer International Publishing

Chapters in books – National

Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. Bernard.,M. (2019). Educația Da, Poti, Reușești!, în Enea,. (Ed.). Intervenții psihologice în școală. Manualul consilierului școlar. Editura Polirom. Iași.

Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. (2019). Evaluarea elevilor : tipuri de instrumente si necesitatea cunoașterii DSM, în în Enea,. (Ed.). Intervenții psihologice în școală. Manualul consilierului școlar. Editura Polirom. Iași.

Dobrean, A., Păsărelu, C. (2017). Evaluarea funcţionării intelectuale, în Enea, V. & Dafinoiu, I. (Eds.). Evaluarea psihologică. Manualul psihologului clinician. Editura Polirom. Iași.

Dobrean. A.,David, D. (2012). Adaptarea in limba romana a inventarului BDI-II, In Beck et al. 2012, Inventarul de depresie BDI-II, Editura RTS, Cluj-Napoca

Dobrean. A. (2012). Adaptarea in limba romana a scalei WISC-IV, In Wechsler, D. 2012, Scala de inteligenta WISC-IV, Editura RTS, Cluj-Napoca

Dobrean, A., David, D., Sucală, M., Macavei, B. (2010). Elaborarea protocoalelor de psihodiagnostic şi evaluare clinică. În Mironiuc, A. (ed.) Ischemia citică aterosclerotică a mebrelor inferioare. Protocoale de evaluare. Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă. Cluj-Napoca.

Sucala, M., Igna, R., Dobrean, A., Szentagotai, A., & David, D. (2010). Evaluarea si interventia psihologica în durerea din ischemia critica. În I. A. Mironiuc (Ed). Ischemia critica aterosclerotica a membrelor inferioare. Ghid de diagnostic si tratament. Cluj-Napoca: Casa Cartii de Stiinta.

Dobrean. A., Tătaru, L., Bernard, M., (2009). Educaţia socială şi emotională a preşcolarilor. Prezentarea unui program inovativ de intervenţie formativă. În Glava et. al., (eds). Educaţia timpurie. Ghid metodic pentru aplicarea curriculum-ului prescolar. Paralela 45, Bucureşti.

Dobrean, A. (2009).  Tulburarea de atenţie şi hiperactivitate la copii. Metode de evaluare şi diagnostic. Cluj Napoca. Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă.

Dobrean, A., Raven, J., Comşa, M., Rusu, C. (2008). The Romanian Standardisation of the SPM Plus: Sample and General Results. În Raven, J. & Raven, J. (eds). Uses and abuses of intelligence, Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York, USA

Bian, A., David D., Dobrean A., Anton R., Cristea I., Sucala M. (2008). Rolul psihoterapiei in durerea postoperatorie a pacientilor amputati: implicatii pentru cresterea calitatii vietii, În Mironiuc I, (Ed), Ischemia Critica Aterosclerotica a membrelor Inferioare, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 153-164.

David, D., Iftene, F., Dobrean A., (2008). ADHD- resurse pentru educatori. Cluj Napoca. Editura Sinapsis.

Domuta, A., Comsa, M., Raven, J., Raven, J.C., Prieler, J., & Gerhard, F, (2004). The 2003 Romanian Standardisation and Item Analysis of the SPM Plus. În J Raven, J. C. Raven, and J. H. Court (Ed): SPM Manual, Section 3. OPP: London.

Domuta A., Vonas G. (2003). Manualul testului de Imagini mintale – transformari, în M. Miclea si A. Domuta (Ed.) Bateria de teste psihologice de aptitudini cognitive. Manual de utilizare. ASCR Press, Cluj-Napoca

Domuta A., Vonas G. (2003). Manualul testului de Orientare spatiala, în M. Miclea si A. Domuta (Ed.) Bateria de teste psihologice de aptitudini cognitive. Manual de utilizare. ASCR Press, Cluj-Napoca.

Domuta A., Vonas G. (2003). Manualul testului de Generare de imagini, în M. Miclea si A. Domuta (Ed.) Bateria de teste psihologice de aptitudini cognitive. Manual de utilizare. ASCR Press, Cluj-Napoca

Dobrean, A. (2001). Considerations on children’s psychological assessment process, În Benga, O., Miclea, M. (Eds.), Development and Cognition. Cluj-Napoca:University Press.

Domuța, A. (1998). Învăţarea mediată. În David, D., Szamoskozi S., Holdevici, I., Băban, A. (Ed). Psihoterapie şi hipnoterapie cognitiv-comportamentală. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Risoprint.

Psychological tests adaptations

Brickenkamp, R. (2012). Testul de atenție concentrate d2. Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

Wechsler, D. (2012).      Scala de Inteligenţă Wechsler pentru Copii – ediţia a patra – WISC-IV. Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

Beck, A. T., Steer, R. A.,  Brown, G. K. (2012). Inventarul de depresie Beck, Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

Achenbach, T. M.,  Rescorla, L. (2012). Sistemul Achenbach Al Evaluării Bazate Empiric (ASEBA). Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

J. Raven, J. C. Raven, J. H. Court. (2006). Matrici Progresive Avansate. Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

J. Raven, J. C. Raven, J. H. Court. (2005). Matrici Progresive Color. Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română

J. Raven, J. C. Raven, J. H. Court (2004). Matrici Progresive Standard, Editura RTS: Cluj-Napoca. Coordonarea adaptării testului in limba română.

Simona ŞTEFAN – Main Page

Associate Professor Simona ŞTEFAN

Simona Ștefan, PhD is Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, and a member of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. She is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, clinical psychologist and psychological counsellor.  Simona got her Ph.D. in 2012 at the Evidence-Based Assessment and Psychological Interventions Doctoral School at Babeș-Bolyai University (coordinator Professor Daniel David, Ph.D.). In 2018, Simona was a Fulbright scholar, conducting her research fellowship at Boston University, working with Professor Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D. Her research interests encompass anxiety disorders, investigating the efficiency of psychological interventions and their mechanisms of change, clinical cognitive sciences and interpersonal relations.

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Subjects taught:

  • Clinical Psychology and Individual and Group Psychotherapies I
  • Clinica Psychology II
  • Self-awareness and Personal Development

Schedule for hearings:

Thursday: 12 p.m. – 2 p. m. EET

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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)

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Publications:

International books and chapters

Stefan, S. & David, D. (2021).Case formulation for complexity and co-morbidity in anxiety disorders and depression. In G. Todd & R. Branch (Eds.), Evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders and depression: A cognitive behavior therapy compendium. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Barthel, A. L., Stefan, S. & Hofmann, S. G. (2020). Psychotherapy for panic disorder: empirically-based treatments, intevention models, and emerging evidence. In The American Psychiatric Association Textbook of Anxiety, Trauma and OCD related Disorders, 3rd edition.

Candea, D., Stefan, S., Matu, S., Mogoase, C., Iftene, F., David, D., & Szentagotai, A. (2019). REBT in the Treatment of Subclinical and Clinical Depression. New York: Springer.

David, D., Cardos, R., Candea, D., Oltean, H., & Stefan, S. (2019). REBT in Depressive Disorders. In Bernard, M. & Dryden, W. (Eds.). ‘REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations. New York: Springer.

Cristea, I., Stefan, S., David, O., Mogoase, C., & Dobrean, A. (2016). REBT in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. New York: Springer.

David, D. & Stefan, S. (2017). Eastern Europe. In Hofmann, S. G. (Ed.), International Perspectives on Psychotherapy (pp. 107 – 120). New York: Springer.

National books and chapters (in Romanian)

Ștefan, S. (2018). Intervenții cognitiv comportamentale pentru modificarea  comportamentului alimentar la pacienții cu boli cardiovasculare. În Vlad, C. (Editor), Rolul nutritiei in prevenirea bolilor cardiovasculare. Editura Medicală Universitara Cluj Napoca.

Ștefan, S. (2018). Evaluarea personalității. În Enea, V. Și Dafinoiu, I. (Eds.). Evaluarea psihologică. Manualul psihologului clinician. Polirom, Iași.

Ștefan, S., Matu, S., & David, D. (2017). Emoțiile pozitive. În Szentagotai-Tătar, A. & David, D. (Eds.), Tratat de Psihologie Pozitivă. Polirom, Iași.

Ștefan, S. (2017). Creativitatea. În Szentagotai-Tătar, A. & David, D. (Eds.), Tratat de Psihologie Pozitivă. Polirom, Iași.

Ștefan, S. (2017). Starea de flow/flux al conștiinței. În Szentagotai-Tătar, A. & David, D. (Eds.), Tratat de Psihologie Pozitivă. Polirom, Iași.

Ștefan, S. & Coteț, C. (2017). Recunoștința. În Szentagotai-Tătar, A. & David, D. (Eds.), Tratat de Psihologie Pozitivă. Polirom, Iași.

Ștefan, S. (2017). Terapia rațional‑emotivă și comportamentală (REBT) pentru tulburarea de personalitate dependentă. În Popa, C., Sava, F., & David, D. (Eds.). Psihoterapiile cognitive și comportamentale în tulburările de personalitate. Polirom, Iași.

Web of Science/ISI Articles

Stefan, S., Fodor, L., Curt, I., Ionescu, A., Pantea, N., Jiboc, N., & Tegzesiu, A. (2021). Health anxiety, perceived risk and perceived control in following recommended preventive measures during early COVID-19 response in Romania. BJPsych Open, 7(5), E160.

Mesterelu, I., Rimbu, R., Blaga, P., & Stefan, S. (2021). Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatry Research, 302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114021Get rights and content

Gal, E., Stefan, S., & Cristea, I. (2021). The efficacy of mindfulness meditation apps in enhancing users’ well-being and mental health related outcomes: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279, 131 – 142.

Stefan, S. & David, D. (2020). Mindfulness in Therapy: A Critical Analysis, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 68:2, 167-182, DOI:10.1080/00207144.2020.1720514

Stefan, S., Zorila, A., & Brie, E. (2019). General threat and health-related attention biases

in illness anxiety disorder. A brief research report. Cognition & Emotion, https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1645643

Stefan, S., Cristea I., Szentagotai Tatar, A., & David, D. (2019). Cognitive‐behavioral therapy (CBT) for

generalized anxiety disorder: Contrasting various CBT approaches in a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1188 – 1202, doi: 10.1002/jclp.22779

David, D., Ștefan, S., & Terraciano, A. (2018). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the

Cross-Cultural Context: An Extension of the Standard Paradigm from Individual to Country/Culture Level—A Brief Introduction into a New Research Line. Journal of Rational-Emotive &

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-018-0303-9

David, D., Cotet, C., Matu, S., Mogoase, C. & Stefan, S. (2017). 50 years of rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 00:1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22514.

Cristea, I., Stefan, S., Karyotaki, E., David, D., Hollon, S., & Cuijpers, P. (2017). The falling effect

of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression is probably a fluke: a revision of Johnsen & Friborg (2015).  Psychological Bulletin, 143 (3), 326 – 340.

Tulbure B. T., Szentagotai A., David O., Ștefan S., Månsson KNT, David D., et al. (2015) Internet-Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Romania: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0123997.

Iftene, F., Predescu, E., Stefan, S., & David, D. (2015). Rational-emotive and cognitive-behavior therapy (REBT/CBT) versus pharmacotherapy versus REBT/CBT plus pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder in youth; A randomized clinical trial. Psychiatry Research, 225 (3), 687 – 694.

Igna, R. & Stefan, S. (2015). Comparing cognitive strategies in the process of emotion regulation. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 15, 251 – 266.

Igna, R., Stefan, S., Onac I., Onac, I., Ungur, R., & Szentagotai, A. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive-behavior therapy (MCBT) versus virtual reality (VR) enhanced CBT, versus treatment as usual for chronic back pain. A clinical trial. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 14(2),

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2013). Recent developments in the experimental investigation of the illusion of control. A meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(2), 377–386.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2013). The functions of worry and its relation to performance in controllable and uncontrollable situations. Cognition and Emotion,27(3), 521-529. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.722075

Mogoase, C., Stefan, S., & David, D. (2013). How do we measure rational and irrational beliefs? The development of Rational and Irrational Beliefs Scale (RAIBS) – a new theory driven measure. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13 (2a), 529-546.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2013). Face-to-face counseling versus high definition holographic projection system. Efficacy and therapeutic alliance. A brief research report. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13 (1).

Mogoase, C. & Stefan, S. (2013). Is there a difference between functional and dysfunctional negative emotions? The preliminary validation of the functional and dysfunctional negative emotions scale. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13 (1), 13-32.

Abrams, M., & Stefan, S. (2012). Sexual abuse and masochism in women: etiology and treatment. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 12(2).

Sucală, M., Stefan, S., Macavei, B., Dobrean, A., Bolno, J., Mironiuc, I. A., Mironiuc, C., & David, D. (2010). Residual limb pain and distress in amputated patients. A brief report. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 10, 211-218.

ISI Proceedings

Stefan, S., & Dumitrascu, D. L. (2014). The role of worry and related psychological constructs in predicting IBS symptoms in clinical population. Proceedings of EAPM 2014 – Care and cure: an integrated approach to psychosomatic medicine

International articles (not indexed in WoS)

Stefan S. & Hofmann, S. (2019). Integrating Metta Into CBT: How Loving Kindness and Compassion Meditation Can Enhance CBT for Treating Anxiety and Depression. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1(3), article e32941

Stefan. S., & David, D. (2014). Obsessive-compulsive, Generalized anxiety tendencies and the illusion of control: An investigation of cognitive mechanisms. Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 15 (1), 3 – 13.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2013). The Functions of Worry in Uncontrollable Situations -Perceived Effects of Worry and the Feeling of Being in Control. Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 14 (1), 3 – 13.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2011). Designing and testing new measurement instruments for rational and irrational beliefs  related to uncertainty and control. Transylvanian Journal of Psychology, 13 (2), 12 – 22.

Cristea, I., Sucala, M., Stefan, S., Igna, R., David, D., & Szentagotai, A. (2011). Positive and negative emotions in cardiac patients: the contributions of trait optimism, expectancies and hopes. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 15(3), 317-329.

Sucală, M., Stefan, S., Szentagotai-Tatar, A., & David, D. (2010). Time flies when you expect to have fun. An experimental investigation of the relationship between expectancies and the perception of time progression. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 14, 231-241.

Conference presentations

Stefan, S., Mesterelu, I., Rimbu, R., & Blaga, P. (2021). Obsessive-compulsive symptoms, anxiety and preventive behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic: do responsibility and age play a role? Poster presented at the 10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP), 13-15 May, Rome, Italy.

Stefan S. & David, D. (2019). CBT/REBT in a cross-cultural framework: a new research paradigm. Paper presented at the 4th International Congress of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, 13 – 15 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Stefan S. (2019). Contrasting various Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches -REBT, CT, ACT – for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Paper presented at the 4th International Congress of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, 13 – 15 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Stefan, S. & Zorila, A. (2019). General threat and health-related attention biases in illness anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the 9th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 17 – 22 July, Berlin, Germany.

Stefan, S., Cristea, I., Cotet, C., Weitz, E., & Cuijpers, P. (2017). An individual patient data meta-analysis of minority status as a predictor of outcome in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression. Paper presented at the 9th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 28th June – 1st of July.

Stefan, S. (2017). Avoidance and disengagement attention biases in care-avoidant versus careseeking health anxiety. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological

Science (ICPS), Vienna, 23rd -25th March.

David, D., Cotet, C., Matu, S., Mogoase, C. & Stefan, S. (2016). 50 years of RationalEmotive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paper presented at European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, (EABCT), Stockholm, 31st August – 3rd September.

Vălenaș, S.P., Cândea, D.M., Ștefan, S., & Szentágotai-Tătar, A., (2016, September). The relationship between rumination and executive functions: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 46th Annual EABCT, „Roots and present branches of CBT”, Stockholm, Sweden.

Stefan, S., Candea, D., Valenas, S., Miu, A., Szentagotai-Tatar, A., (2015, September). CBT for quality of life and improving cognitive functioning in the elderly. A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress CBT: A Road to Hope and Compassion for People in Conflict, Jerusalem, Israel

Stefan S., & Dumitrascu, D. L. (2014). The role of worry and related psychological constructs in predicting IBS symptoms in clinical population. Poster presented at EAPM 2014 – Care and Cure: An Integrated Approach to Psychosomatic Medicine, Sibiu, Romania.

Stefan, S. (2013). Face to face versus high definition holographic projection system psychological counseling. Efficacy and therapeutic alliance. Paper presented at the 7th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 22-25 July, Lima, Peru.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2011, September). Obsessive-compulsive, generalized anxiety tendencies and the illusion of control: An investigation of cognitive mechanisms. Poster presented at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Stefan, S., Sucala, M., Szentagotai, A., & David, D. (2010, September). Emotional well-being in patients with coronary heart disease. Paper presented at EHPS (European Health Psychological Society), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Stefan, S. (2010, Septembrie). Investigarea experimentală a iluziei controlului. Un studiu meta-analitic, Conferinţa Naţională de Psihologie, Iaşi.

Stefan, S., & David, D. (2009, September). Superstitious strategies and illusory control  judgments in a stress-inducing situation. Poster presented at EHPS (European Health Psychological Society), Pisa, Italy.

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Silviu MATU – Main Page

Senior Assistant Professor Silviu MATU, Ph.D.

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Subjects taught:

  • Advanced Research Methods I
  • Clinical Cognitive Sciences
  • Advanced Research Methods II
  • Ethics in Applied Psychology
  • Robot-based and Virtual Reality-based Psychotherapy

Schedule for hearings:

Thursday: 10:00 – 12:00 (on MS Teams; please schedule in advance using the following link)

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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.

Projects & Grants:

Project director:

Project team member:

Articles:

  • 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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Radu SOFLAU – Main Page

Assistant Professor Radu ȘOFLĂU

Radu Șoflău is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University. He is also a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian Board of Psychologists. His research interests focus on assessing the efficacy of psychological treatments for psychopathology, as well as understanding cognitive and non-cognitive factors associated with psychopathology and treatment response.

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.

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Oana DAVID – Main Page

Professor Oana DAVID, PhD

Dr. Oana David is a full professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and director of the Babes-Bolyai-PsyTech Psychology Clinic for students. She is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, accredited by the national board of Psychologists, Albert Ellis Institute, and the British Psychological Society. Dr. Oana David is head of the DATA Lab, and her research interests focus on the development of innovative technology-based psychological interventions (e.g., online, gamified, based on VR). Her professional expertise includes applications of psychological interventions in the educational field (mental health support for students and parents) and in organizations (e.g., performance, distress).

Subjects taught:

  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions applied to the educational field
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions applied to the organizational field
  • Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
  • Rational and Irrational Beliefs
  • Parenting programs

Schedule for hearings:

Thursday: 09:00 – 11:00 – by appointment by email

Contact address: Republicii 37, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Email: oanadavid@psychology.ro

Research Interests:

  • Personalized technology-based interventions for stress management and emotion regulation

Projects & Grants:

Current grants directed

1.     June 2022-June2024 – Director, Grant Grant PED Experimental Demonstrative Projects, Title REThink ACADEMY: Helping universities to effectively care for the mental health of college students in the digital age, UEFISCDI (548.000 RON;

2.     January 2021 – december 2023 – Director, Grant PCE, REThink Emotions:Game Based Online Assessment of Emotion-Regulation Abilities And Personalised Prevention Of Emotional Disorders In Children and Adolescents, UEFISCDI (1.197.556 RON, PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-2170)

3.     August 2020 – August 2022 – Director, Grant PED, REThinkWELL: An integrative evidence-based platform for the prevention of emotional disorders in children and adolescents, UEFISCDI (550.000 RON; PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-3837)

4.     2020-2023, Coordinator of the National Consortium in Romania (BBU and other three universities) affiliated to the WHO World Mental Health International College Student (WMH-ICS) Initiative and coordinated by Harvard Medical School. Full title: WellbeingAcademy-CaringUniversities – National Consortium Student Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey.

5. 2021-present, National coordinator, WellbeingAcademy-CaringUniversities –  Student Mental Health Support Interventions at PsyTech-Babes-Bolyai Psychology Clinic BBU.

Other grants

February 2021 – present Consultant, Digital media use and socio-emotional development of toddlers: vulnerability and protection, director Dr. Marie Danet, Associate professor at University of L’Ille.

June 2014-July 2017 –  Project Director, Joint Applied Research Projects PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4, project title: REThink: Evidence-based therapeutic online game for child and adolescent mental health, National Council for Scientific Research (300.000EUR).

 June 2014-2017, Researcher, Grant Dcombat: A Computerized Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention for Depression, Programme “Research within Priority Sectors”- implemented under the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, Grant coordinated by Babes-Bolyai University, Partners: CheckWare AS; Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

March 2013 – September 2014, Expert mental health and coaching, Grant EduCare FP7, European Commision.

March-September 2012, Researcher, iSofie-Internet based Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder in Romania, Coordinator: Babes-Bolyai University, Partner Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweeden.

Articles:

1.     David, O. A., & Fodor, L. A. (2022). Are gains in emotional symptoms and emotion-regulation competencies after the REThink therapeutic game maintained in the long run? A 6-month follow-up. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-10.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02002-w

2.     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.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111725

3.     David O. A., Magurean S., Tomoiagă, C. (2022). Do Improvements in Therapeutic Game-Based Skills Transfer to Real Life Improvements in Children’s Emotion-Regulation Abilities and Mental Health? A Pilot Study That Offers Preliminary Validity of the REThink In-game Performance Scoring. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 828, Doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.82848

4.     David, O. A., & David, D. O. (2022). How can we Best Use Technology to Teach Children to Regulate Emotions? Efficacy of the Cognitive Reappraisal Strategy Based on Robot Versus Cartoons Versus Written Statements in Regulating Test Anxiety. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00440-0

5.     David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Predatu, R. (2021). Effectiveness of the REThink therapeutic online video game in promoting mental health in children and adolescents. Internet Interventions.

6.     Burkova, V.,…David, O.A. et al. (2021). Predictors of Anxiety in the COVID-19 Pandemic from a Global Perspective: Data from 23 Countries. Sustainability, 13(7), 4017; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13074017

7.     Predatu, R., David, O. A., David, D. O., & Maffei, A. (2021). Emotion regulation abilities as a predictor of emotional response experienced by children and adolescents in the face of stress. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 15(1), 1061-5806.

8.     Dobrowolska, M., Groyecka-Bernard, A., Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Ahmadi, K., Alghraibeh, A. M., …David, O.A. et al. (2020). Global Perspective on Marital Satisfaction. Sustainability, 12(21), 8817. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12218817

9.     David, O. A., Costescu, C., Cardos, R. & Mogoase, C. (2020). How Effective are Serious Games for Promoting Mental Health and Health Behavioral Change in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Child Youth Care Forum. Doi:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-020-09566-1

10.   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. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-020-00077-4

11.   David, O. A., Canta, A., Salagean, I., Valenza, G., Mennin, D. S. (2020). The phobic applying for a job: Differential efficacy of reappraising or faking on subjective states, physiological reactions and performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 167, 110243. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110243

12.   Dobrowolska, M., Groyecka-Bernard, A., Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Ahmadi, K., Alghraibeh, A. M., …David, O.A. et al. (2020). Global Perspective on Marital Satisfaction. Sustainability, 12(21), 8817. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12218817

13.   Comșa, L., David, O. A., & David, D. (2020). Outcomes and mechanisms of change in cognitive-behavioral interventions for weight loss: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, Behaviour Research and Therapy, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2020.103654.

14.   David, O. A. (2019). The Rational Parenting Coach App: Rethink Parenting! A Mobile Parenting Program for Offering Evidence-Based Personalized Support in the Prevention of Child Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 19(2), 97-108.

15.   Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., … David, O. A., …Kenrick, D. T. (2020). Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691619872986

16.   David, O. A., & David, D. (2019). Managing distress using mobile prescriptions of psychological pills: A first 6-month effectiveness study of the PsyPills app. Frontiers in psychiatry, 10, 201.

17.   David, O. A., David, D., Mogoase, C., Popescu, L. C., Giosan, C., & Pellegrino, A. (2019). Psychological effects and brain correlates of a rose‐based scented cosmetic cream. Journal of Sensory Studies. Doi: 10.1111/joss.12536

18.   Marcinkowska, U. M., Rantala, M. J., Lee, A. J., Kozlov, M. V., Aavik, T., Cai, H., Contreras-Garduño, J., David, O. A., Kaminski, G., Li, N. P., Onyishi, I. E., Prasai, K., Pazhoohi, F., Prokop, P., Cardozo, S. L. R., Sydney, N., Taniguchi, H., Krams, I., Dixson, B. J. W. (2019). Women’s preferences for men’s facial masculinity are strongest under favorable ecological conditions. Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, 9, 3387. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39350-8

19.   David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Is REThink therapeutic game effective in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents? Outcomes of a randomized clinical trial.  European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1192-2

20.   David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Changes in irrational beliefs are responsible for the efficacy of the REThink therapeutic game in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents: mechanisms of change analysis of a randomized clinical trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(3), 307-318. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1195-z

21.   David, O. A. & Predatu, R. & Cardos, R. (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. 57-68. 10.24193/jebp.2018.1.5.

22.   Sorokovska, A., […], David, O. A. et al. (2018). Global Study of Social Odor Awareness. Chemical senses, 43(7), 503-513. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjy038.

23.   Del Vecchio, T., Jablonka, O., DiGiuseppe, R., Notti, J., David, O. (2017). Psychometric Evaluation of the Parent Anger Scale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(11), 3013–3025. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0824-3

24.   Sorokowski, P., […], David, O. A., et al. (2017). Effects of Sex, Age, Marriage Duration, Religion, Number of Children, Economic Status, Education, and Collectivistic Values on Marital Satisfaction: Data from 33 Countries. Frontiers in Psychology, section Personality and Social Psychology, 8: 1199.

25.   David O. A., Capris D., & Jarda A. (2017). Online Coaching of Emotion-Regulation Strategies for Parents: Efficacy of the Online Rational Positive Parenting Program and Attention Bias Modification Procedures. Frontiers in Psychology, special issue Emotion science, 8. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00500   

26.   Cardos, R. A. I., David, O. A., David, O. D. (2017). Virtual reality exposure therapy in flight anxiety: A quantitative meta-analysis, Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 371-380. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.007

27.   Sorokowska, A. et al. (2017). Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(4), 577–592

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