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Acceptability, Usability and Early Outcomes of a Schema Therapy-Based Self-Help Mobile Application for Depressive Symptoms  

by Paula Stroian, Daniel David 


About the Presenters:

Paula Stroian

Paula Stroian is a PhD student at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her research focuses on the role of early maladaptive schemas in depression and on the use of Schema Therapy techniques with depressed individuals. She is a teaching assistant at her university and is currently supervising a team of six undergraduate students from six European countries in carrying out cross-cultural research on the perceptions of mental health apps and on potential users’ views on incorporating core emotional needs in the e-treatment of depression, as part of the Junior Researcher Program of the European Federation of Psychology Students’Associations. Paula Stroian is a licenced clinical psychologist and CBT therapist under supervision and has recently started her training in Schema Therapy.

Daniel David

Daniel David is an "Aaron T. Beck" professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Clinical Cognitive Science at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romaniaand the head of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health in Cluj-Napoca. Daniel David is also an adjunct professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NewYork. Professor Daniel David has contributed to the assimilation of cognitive science principles in the clinical fieldand in particular to developing the theory and practice of rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapies. He is the most cited Romanian psychologist internationally, according to the Ad-Astra Association of Researchers in RomaniaProfessor David is certified as a psychotherapy trainer and supervisor by the Albert Ellis Institute and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He isthe founding president of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies in Romania, a member association of the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. At the international level, he is Romania’s representative in the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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