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Digital Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Children, Adolescents and Parents

Articole indexate Web of Science:


  • Păsărelu, C.-R., David, D., Dobrean, A., Noje, A., Roxana, Șipoș, & Predescu, E. (2023). ADHDCoach—a virtual clinic for parents of children with ADHD: Development and usability study. DIGITAL HEALTH, 9, 20552076231161963.
  • Balan, R., Dobrean, A., Balazsi, R., & Cordier, R. (2023). A latent profile analysis of emotional, behavioral, and social problems among victims of bullying. Psychology in the Schools, 60(11), 4563–4575.
  • Roman, G. D., Dobrean, A., & Florean, I. S. (2023). Explaining the “parenting – callous-unemotional traits – antisocial behavior” axis in early adolescence: The role of affiliative reward. Development and Psychopathology, 1–10.


  • Coşa, l. M., Dobrean, A*., Georgescu, R. D., & Păsărelu, C. R. (2022). Parental behaviors associated with internet gaming disorder in children and adolescents: A quantitative meta-analysis. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-04018-6 (IF:2.38)
  • Păsărelu, C.-R., Dobrean, A., Florean, l. S., & Predescu, E. (2022). Parental stress and child mental health: A network analysis of Romanian parents. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-03520-1 (IF:2.38)
  • 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)


  • 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,|. 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 endocrinology, 12.|1. 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, l.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. /nternational 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 Psychotherapies, 20(1). DOI:10.24193/jebp.2020.1.8 (FI: 0.41)
  • Kulcsar, 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)
  • Kulcsar, V, Dobrean, A*., & Balăzsi, R. (2020). Does it Matter If l 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 Research, 58(1), 29-62. (FI:2.18)
  • Rescorla, L., lvanova, M., Achenbach, T., Almeida, V., Anafarta-Sendag, M., Bite, |., Dobrean, A. .. Zasepa, E. (2020). Older adult psychopathology: International comparisons of self-reports, collateral reports, and cross-informant agreement. /nternational Psychogeriatrics, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S10416102.
  • Silaghi, C. A., Lozovanu, V, Silaghi, H., Georgescu, R. D., Pop, C., Dobrean, A., & Georgescu, C. E. (2020). The Prognos Downioading
    Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancers, 12(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) (OASR) syndromes of psychopathology across 20 societies. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 35(5), 525-536.


  • Robe, A., Dobrean, A., Cristea, l. 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)
  • lvanova, 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 Psychology, 48(4), 596-609.
  • Rescorla, L. A., Blumenfeld, M. C., lvanova, 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., lvanova, 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., lvanova, M. Y. & International ASEBA Consortium. (2019). International Comparisons of Emotionally Reactive Problems in Preschoolers: CBCL/1%-5 Findings from 21 Societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-14.
  • Rescorla, L. A., Althoff, R. R., lvanova, 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., lvanova, M. Y. & International ASEBA Consortium. (2019). The CBCL/1%-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. Internationai 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, l. 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. Depressionand 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., llie, 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., lvanova, M. Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, l., Dobrean, A… & Dăpfner, 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 lmpact, and Eminent Romanian Psychologists. a Quantitative Analysis. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 15(1), 135.
  • lvanova, 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 assessmeni, 37(2), 171-183.
  • Szentăgotai-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 one, 10(7), e0134716.


  • Butean,|., 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, 0. 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 Psychotherapies, 14(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., lvanova, 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, l., Dobrean, A., Markoviă, J., … & Zukauskiene, R. (2014). Parent-reported behavioural and emotional problems in Albanian Kosovar children. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Science, 4, 1-8.


  • Mogoașe, C., Podină, l. 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., & Micluţia, 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,|. 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., lvanova, 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, , lvanova, 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., lvanova 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, . A., … & David, D. (2010). Residual limb pain and distress in amputated patients. A brief report. Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, 10(2).
  • lvanova, M., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, .. Dobrean, A., Dăpfner, M., et al (2010). Preschool Psychopathology Reported By Parents in 23 Societies, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry49, 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 X, 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., lvanova, M., Dumenci, L., A., ..Domuta, A., Dăpfner, 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., lvanova, M., Dumenci, L., Dobrean, A., Dăpfner, 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.
  • lvanova MY, Achenbach TM, Rescorla LA, Dumenci L, Almavist F, Bilenberg N, Bird H, Broberg AG, Dobrean A, Dăpfner 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., lvanova 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. lvanova, 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.