Psychotherapist licensed in cognitive-behavioral therapy by the Romanian College of Psychologists (2009) with the right of autonomous practice – registration no. 06876
Member of the Romanian College of Psychologists since 2005
Member of the Romanian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, Babes Bolyai University since 2004
Member of the Romanian Association of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (AHPCC) since 2005
Member of the Romanian League for Mental Health since 2004
Founding member of the Romanian Association of Brief Therapies and Solution Focused Consulting (ARTS & CORS) since 2003
Member of the Romanian Association of Psychologists (APR) since 2003
EDUCATION AND CONTINUOUS TRAINING:
Doctoral School of the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, under the supervision of City College New York, doctoral thesis ‘Psychotherapy and Philosophical Counseling, Ethical Issues’.
Continuing education program „Personality Assessment from normality to pathology” – organized by the Romanian Association of Clinical Hypnosis, Relaxation and Ericksonian Therapy, February 2022
Big Five Plus Licensing Certificate.
Course – Psychological First Aid – Johns Hopkins University (December 2019)
Affirmative Therapy Course for LGBTQ People – Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health in the United States / Yale University / Hunter College (June 2016)
Motivational interviewing in brief consultations – British Medical Journal Learning (June 2016)
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy Training – AHPCC (2005-2007)
MSc Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Hypnosis – Titu Maiorescu University – (2005 – 2007)
Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – Bogdan Ion, PhD (2004 – 2005)
Workshop in Therapeutic Techniques in Psychoanalysis, Psychiatric Hospital “Al. Obregia ”- Simona Trifu, PhD (2004)
Workshop on Defense Mechanisms – Simona Trifu, PhD (2004)
Workshop in Client-Centered Therapy (Rogers)- Psychiatric Hospital “Al. Obregia ”(2003)
Albert Ellis Institute NY and Babes Bolyai University, Primary and Advanced Training Certificate in Psychotherapy (2003)
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, BSc Psychology (2001 – 2005)
University of Westminster, UK – Creative Writing & Communicative English Language Skills (1994)
Bellanima Medical Center www.bellanima.ro (2013 – present), psychotherapist of cognitive-behavioral orientation at the first medical center in Romania dedicated to the treatment of depression and associated disorders. Within an interdisciplinary team (psychiatrist-psychotherapist-clinical psychologist), I assist patients with various disorders or specific life problems.
University of Konstanz – Researcher in the International Project Validation and Certification Procedure for the Moral Judgment Test Georg Lind (2005)
Clinical practice at the Psychiatric Hospital “Al. Obregia ”- 2005-2007
Integrated communication projects in multinational companies (1995-2014)
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:
ACT National Conference – “Extending Clinical Skills – Professional & Personal Development,” Steve Hayes & Russ Harris, May 7-9, 2021.
„Ethical Aspects of Psychotherapy”, volume Academic Deontology and Applied Ethics, coordinated by George Colang, Eikon Publishing House, 2021.
TCC Conference on Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antonio Semerari, July 20, 2019, Bucharest, ARTCC.
CBT Conference on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Francesco Mancini, June 15, 2019, Bucharest, ARTCC.
CBT Conference on Eating Disorders, May 18, 2019, Bucharest, ARTCC.
Popescu, B. (2016). Psychiatry (3rd ed.) By Neel Burton, MD. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 12 (2), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v12i2.1182
“Ethical dilemmas and existential issues encountered both in psychotherapy and philosophical counseling practices”, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, Vol. 11, Issue 3 (August) 2015.
“Challenging the myth of medication in mild and moderate depression and anxiety: a psychological and philosophical perspective”, Postmodern Openings, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (June) 2015.
10th International Conference on Philosophical Practice Belgrade, 15-18 August 2014, „Ethical Aspects of Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy.”
International Conference on Psychotraumatology 2nd Edition, November 2, 2013. „A meta-analytical investigation of the link between personality traits and post-traumatic growth”, the award for the best scientific work.
“Exposure Therapy for Phobias”, review, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, Vol 9, No 2/2013.
“Clinical Case Formulation: Varieties of Approaches”, review, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, Vol 6, No 4/2010.
„Anxiety as a condition, anxiety as a trait and dependent personality structure, predictive factors in the development of symptoms of anxiety disorder”, Titu Maiorescu University, July 2007.
“Moral Judgment and Religiosity,” International Conference on Moral Judgment, Konstanz University, Germany, 2006.
„Predictive study of life satisfaction: coping strategies, self-esteem and emotional intelligence.” University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology, July 2005.
„Defense mechanisms and addictive personality”, Romanian Journal of Psychiatry, August 2005.
During 2005-2015 I conducted a series of captivating interviews with key figures in clinical psychology, organizational psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and philosophical counseling: Noam Chomsky, Vasile Dem-Zamfirescu, Dan Ariely, Lou Marinoff, Mircea Flonta, Cary L. Cooper , Victor Yalom, Richard House.