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Profesor Universitar Doctor Anca DOBREAN

Dr. Anca Dobrean este profesor în cadrul Departamentului de Psihologie Clinică şi Psihoterapie al Facultății de Psihologie și Științe ale Educației. Este psiholog principal în psihologie clinică şi psihoterapeut cognitiv-comportamental atestat de Colegiul Psihologilor din România, preşedinte al Asociaţiei de Psihoterapii Cognitive şi Comportamentale, din România.

Domeniile expertiză includ evaluarea clinică şi intervenţiile psihologice validate științific în tulburările mintale ale copiilor şi adolescenților.


  • Nivel licență, specializarea Psihologie:
    • Psihodiagnostic (Elemente de Psihometrie)
    • Psihodiagnosticul aptitudinilor și inteligenței
  • Nivel master:
    • Psihologia clinică a dezvoltării
    • Evaluarea psihologică a copilului
    • Psihodiagostic și evaluare clincă

Orar Consultații:

Vineri: 14:00 – 16:00 – pe bază de programare prealabilă pe email

Adresă de contact: Strada Republicii 37, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Interese de cercetare:

  • Evaluare psihologică validată științific
  • Intervenții psihologice cognitiv-comportamentale în tulburările mentale ale copiilor și adolescenților
  • Mecanisme parentale ale problemelor emoționale și comportamentale ale copiilor
  • Intervenții psihoterapeutice livrate digital

Proiecte & Granturi:

  • Director al următoarelor granturi de cercetare:
  • Mecanisme ale victimizarii in bullying: profile specifice si psihoterapie personalizata online – PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-2417 – Director proiect: Dr. Anca Dobrean (2021-2023)
  • Testarea eficientei unei interventii trasdiagnostice REBT online pentru reducerea problemelor de internalizare la adolescenti. PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0861 – Contract nr. 146 din 12/07/2017, Director proiect: Dr. Anca Dobrean (2017-2019)
  • Eficienţa unei platforme web in tratamentul anxietatii la copii (iDARE). PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.1-1500, 81/2012, Director proiect: Dr. Anca Dobrean (2012-2017)
  • Predictori familiali ai achizitiei limbajului si a problemelor emotional comportamentale intre 18 luni si 6 ani. CEEX-MEdC (ET), Director proiect: Prof. dr. Anca Dobrean 2006-2008.

Articole indexate Web of Science:


  • 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.
  • 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 Psychogeriatrics34(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.


  • Florean, I.S., Dobrean, A*., Roman, G. (2021, accepted). Early Adolescents’ Perceptions of Parenting Practices and Mental Health Problems: a Network Approach, Journal of Family Psychology, 10.1037/fam0000919 (IF: 2.231)
  • 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 endocrinology12. 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)


  • David, D., Dobrean, A*., Păsărelu, C.R. et al.(2020). Psychotherapy, Atomoxetine or Both? Preliminary Evidence from a Comparative Study of Three Types of Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. Cognitive Therapy and Research (FI: 2.60)
  • Florean, I.S., Dobrean, A*., Păsărelu, C.R. et al. The Efficacy of Internet-Based Parenting Programs for Children and Adolescents with Behavior Problems: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 23, 510–528 (2020). (FI: 3.46)
  • Balan R, Dobrean A*., Balazsi R, Parada RH, Predescu E. (2020) The Adolescent Peer Relations Instrument- Bully/Target: Measurement Invariance Across Gender, Age, and Clinical Status. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260520922350 (FI: 3.06)
  • Păsărelu, C. R., Andersson, G., & Dobrean, A*. (2020). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder mobile apps: A systematic review. International journal of medical informatics, 138, 104133. (FI: 3.21)
  • Maior, E., Dobrean, A*., & Păsărelu, C. R. (2020). Teacher rationality, social-emotional competencies and basic needs satisfaction: direct and indirect effects on teacher burnout. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies20(1). DOI:10.24193/jebp.2020.1.8 (FI: 0.41)
  • Kulcsár, 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, 116, 103346. (FI:4.05)
  • 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, 49(2), 549-564. (FI: 3.12)
  • Georgescu, R., Fodor, L., Dobrean, A., & Cristea, I. (2020). Psychological interventions using virtual reality for pain associated with medical procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 50(11), 1795-1807. doi:10.1017/S0033291719001855. (FI:5.81)
  • 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 Research58(1), 29-62. (FI:2.18)
  • Rescorla, L., Ivanova, M., Achenbach, T., Almeida, V., Anafarta-Sendag, M., Bite, I., Dobrean, A. . . Zasępa, E. (2020). Older adult psychopathology: International comparisons of self-reports, collateral reports, and cross-informant agreement. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1041610220001532.
  • Silaghi, C. A., Lozovanu, V., Silaghi, H., Georgescu, R. D., Pop, C., Dobrean, A., & Georgescu, C. E. (2020). The Prognostic Value of MicroRNAs in Thyroid Cancers—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancers12(9), 2608. (FI:6.12)
  • 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 Psychiatry35(5), 525-536. (FI:2.67)


  • 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)
  • 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 Psychology48(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.
  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Psychotherapies15(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 assessment37(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 one10(7), e0134716.


  • 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 Psychotherapies14(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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Anca Dobrean – CV 2022