martie 18, 2018

Beatrice Popescu Psihoterapeut

English speaking Psychotherapist

beatrice popescu psihologLICENSING AND AFFILIATION:

  • 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


  • 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 (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.
  • Founding Editor of Europe’s Journal of Psychology (2005 – present)
  • 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)


  • 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.
  • “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.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused short-term therapies (SFBT)
  • Rational- emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema therapy (Young)
  • Evidence based life coaching
  • Scientific research

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