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PROBOGOTCHI: A NOVEL EDUTAINMENT DEVICE AS A BRIDGE FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN A CHILD WITH ASD AND THE TYPICALLY DEVELOPED SIBLING

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Ramona SIMUT*1, Greet VAN de PERRE1, Cristina COSTESCU3, Jelle SALDIEN2, Johan VANDERFAEILLIE1, Daniel DAVID3, Dirk LEBEFER2, Bram VANDERBORGHT2 1Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium 2Howest University College, Kortrijk, Belgium 3Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract There has been a considerable transformation in game preferences of children with the rapid development of information and communication technology. Computer games […]

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INTERNATIONALLY ACTIVE, VISIBLE, HIGH IMPACT, AND EMINENT ROMANIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS. A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

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Anca DOBREAN* & Silviu MATU Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Psychology was founded in Romania at the beginning of the XX century, by students of Wilhelm Wundt who graduated at Leipzig University (i.e., the first psychology laboratory in the world). Eduard Gruber introduced psychology in Iasi, Constantin Radulescu-Motru in Bucharest, and Florian Stefanescu-Goanga in Cluj-Napoca. […]

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SALVAGING PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH: A MANIFESTO

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James C. COYNE* 1, 2 & Robin N. KOK 3,4 1 Department of Health Psychology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands 2 Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA 3 Department of Clinical Psychology and the EMGO institute for Health and Care […]

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IMPROVING PUBLICATION STANDARDS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY OUTCOME STUDIES

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Bruce A. THYER* College of Social Work, Florida State University, USA Keywords: psychotherapy research, publication standards, evidence-based practice. Bruce A. Thyer The manifesto on salvaging psychotherapy research has much to commend it and I compliment Coyne and Kok for their unflinching criticism and proposed stringent solutions. Almost all the methodological, peer review and publication shortcomings […]

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THE FUTURE OF EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENTS: A COMMENT ON COYNE AND KOK

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E. David KLONSKY * Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada   Keywords: psychotherapy outcome research, empirically supported treatments, society of clinical psychology. David E. Klonsky Coyne and Kok (this issue) argue that the state of psychotherapy research is dire. They further argue that substantial improvements in methodological standards and practices are necessary for […]

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PREDICTORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE DURING CHEMOTHERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER. INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL SYMPTOMS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS

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Mădălina SUCALĂ* Patriciu ACHIMAŞ-CADARIU3, Daniel DAVID2,1 1,2, Cristina PETRIŞOR2, 1 Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 2 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania 3 Department of Oncological Surgery, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Romania Abstract Background: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer […]

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EMPATHIC RESPONSES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN

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Iulia BUTEAN, Cristina COSTESCU*, Anca DOBREAN Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Previous studies show that empathy deficits are considered an important barrier for the social development of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study compares the empathic responses between a group of children with ASD and a […]

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MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY (MCBT) VERSUS VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) ENHANCED CBT, VERSUS TREATMENT AS USUAL FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN. A CLINICAL TRIAL

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Raluca IGNA*1, Simona ŞTEFAN1, Ioan ONAC2, Ioana ONAC2, Rodica-Ana UNGUR2, Aurora SZENTAGOTAI TATAR1 1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract The present clinical trial aimed to compare mindfulness-based CBT (MCBT), VR-enhanced CBT, and treatment as usual, in terms of effectiveness and mechanisms […]

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