Cosmin Popa, Ph.D.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Cosmin Popa

Cosmin Popa, Ph.D.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Professional experience

University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (Romania)

October 2014 – Present

  • Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.,
    Responsible for the courses: Medical Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Medical Ethics and Communication Skills.

University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (Romania)

October 2014 – Present

  • Coordinator of Learning Center, Personal Development and Coaching

University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (Romania)

October 2015 – Present

  • Coordinator of Department of Counseling, Career Guidance and Information for Students

Regina Maria – Private Network Health System, Targu Mures (Romania)

January 2019 – Present

  • Clinical psychologist

Mures County Clinical Hospital – Mental Health Center (Romania)

September 2008 – June 2018

  • Clinical psychologist

Private practice (Romania)

May 2010 – Present

  • Clinical psychologist and CBT psychotherapist

Targu Mures (Romania)

May 2010 – Present

  • Supervisor in clinical psychology

Education and Training

21 August 2019–26 August 2019

  • Certificate – CBT for Chronic Medical Condition, Chronic Pain and opioid use
    Beck Institute for Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia (United States)

22 February 2019–10 June 2019

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Intensive Online Course
    PESI, Washington, D.C., United States
    Trainers: Steven Hayes, Ph.D.; Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

6 August 2018–9 August 2018

  • Certificate – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Suicide Prevention
    Training on CBT at the Beck Institute, Philadelphia (United States)

23 July 2018–25 July 2018

  • Certificate – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
    Training on CBT at the Beck Institute, Philadelphia (United States)

1 May 2009–10 Jan 2013

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavior-Therapy
    Romanian Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ARTCC), Bucharest (Romania)

April 2018–August 2018

  • Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching
    International Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching (IACBC), Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

1 October 2009–5 April 2013

  • Doctoral Degree
    University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu Mures, Tirgu-Mureş (Romania)

October 2008–July 2009

  • Master Degree – Faculty of Social Sciences and Letters
    Petru Maior University, Targu Mures (Romania)

October 2004–June 2008

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Special Pedagogy
    Dimitrie Cantemir University – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Targu Mures (Romania)

Additional Information

Member of international and national associations

  • American Psychological Association (APA), Washington D.S., USA.
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), USA.
  • European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).
  • International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD), Michigan, USA.
  • Romanian Psychological Association (APR).
  • College of Psychologists of Romania (CPR).
  • Romanian Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ARTCC).

Project manager/coordinator

Coordinator of the psychologists team, responsible for the implementation of the projects:

  • ,,Cognitive-behavioral counseling intervention for first year students at risk of university dropout“, ROSE Project, grant agreement 49/SGU/NC/I.
  • ,,Center for Learning, Personal Development and Coaching of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures“, ROSE Project, grant agreement 85/SGU/CI/I ROSE.
  • „Psychological Assessment and Career Counseling of Medical Students“ within the project „Increasing Social Equity to Increase Access to Medical and Pharmaceutical Higher Education and Counseling for Career Orientation“ – CNFIS-FDI-2016-0077.
  • „Psychological assessment, counseling and career orientation of medical students“ within the project „Increasing Social Equity to Increase Access to Higher Medical and Pharmaceutical Education and Counseling for Orientation in Medical and Pharmaceutical Careers“ – CNFIS-FDI-2017-0247.

International clinical research

  • Randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo controlled, fixed-dose study of Lu AE58054 in patients with mild-moderate Alzheimer’s disease treated with donepezil, study 1, Sponsor: Lundback, 2015. Role in the research team: Sub-Investigator and Rater. Intramuscular Depot Formulation of Aripiprazole (OPC‐14597) as maintenance treatment in patients with Bipolar I Disorder, Sponsor: Otsuka, 2013. Role in the research team: Sub-Investigator and Rater. Randomised double-blind study to evaluate the safety of trazodone OAD versus venlafaxine XR in the treatment of patients with Major Depressive Disorders, Sponsor: Angelini, 2012. Role in the research team : Sub-Investigator and Rater. Efficacy and safety study of SPD489 in combination with an Antidepressant in the Treatment of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Inadequate Response to Prospective Treatment with an Antidepressant, Sponsor: Otsuka, 2012. Role in the research team: Sub-Investigator and Rater.

Publications

  • Popa, O.C., Predatu, R., (2019). The Effect of an Integrative CBT/REBT Intervention in Improving Emotional Functioning and Emotional Stability in Romanian Medical Students, Journal of Evidence Based Psychotherapies, 19 (1) : 59-71.
  • Rus, A.V., Stativa, E., Parris, S., Pennings J.S., Sixs, B.O., Burcea, G., Popa, O.C. (2019) Awareness of same sex relationships between children in Romanian long term residential centers, Revista de Interven ii i Cercetare t s Sociala, 66:9-21.
  • Popa, O.C., Sava, A.F., David, D. (2017), Psihoterapiile cognitiv-comportamentale în tulburarile de personalitate. Aplicatii practice si noi directii (Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in personality disorders. Practical applications and new directions). Bucharest:Trei.
  • Rus, A.V., Parris, S.R., Stativa, E., Popa, O.C. (2017) Child Maltreatment in Residential Centers: Summing Up, in Rus, A.V., Parris, S.R., Stativa, E. (Eds.) Child Maltreatment in Residential Care, History – Research, and Current Practice (p. 509-517), New York: Springer International Publishing.
  • Popa, O.C., Rus, A.V., Skinner C., Jakab, Z.S., (2017) The Relation of Dysfunctional Cognitive Schemas and Personality Dimensions in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Acta Medica Marisiensis, 63(4):183-189.
  • Popa C.O., Nirestean A., Rus A.V. (2017) New Psychotherapy approach in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Romanian Journal of Psychiatry, 19(4):129-132.
  • Popa, O.C., Rus, A. (2016) The Correlation Between Personality Dimensions and Young People’s Choice of a Medical Career, Acta Medica Marisiensis; 62(4):395-399.
  • Popa, O.C., Nirestean, T., Ardelean, M., Buicu, G. (2016) Integrative model of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in personality disorders, Romanian Journal of Psychiatry, 18:1, 4-7.
  • Popa, O.C., Rus, A. (2016) The contribution of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, Romanian Journal of Psychiatry, 18(4):4-9.
  • Popa, O.C., Buicu, G., Ardelean, M., Buicu, F., Taran, F. (2014) Terapia cognitiva si medicamentoasa a personalitatii obsesionale (Cognitive and drug therapy of obsessive personality), Tirgu-Mures, University Press.
  • Popa, O.C., Nirestean, A., Ardelean, M., Moica T., Buicu G. (2013) Community Mental Health Service – The treatment of anxiety and its effects from the point of view of the association of personality dimension, Revista de Cercetare si Interventii Sociale, 2013; 43:49-60.
  • Popa O.C., Nirestean, A., Ardelean, M., Buicu, G., Ile, L., (2013) Modifying the dimensions of personality after combined therapeutic intervention in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, Acta Medica Transilvanica, 2 (1): 130-132.
  • Popa O.C., Ardelean, M., Buicu, G., (2012) The obsessive compulsive personality disorder treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, Acta Medica Transilvanica, 2(1):112-113.
  • Popa, O.C., Nirestean, A., Ardelean, M., Buicu, G. (2012) Combined therapies in generalized anxiety disorder comorbid with obsessive – compulsive personality, Romanian Journal of Psychiatry, 14 (2): 47- 49.
  • Popa, O.C., Buicu, G., Ile, L., Jakab, Z., Buicu F., (2014) The influence of the stoic philosophy in cognitive behavioral therapies, The Proceedings of the International Conference Globalization and intercultural dialogue : multidisciplinary, Arhipelag XXI, pp. 274-281.
  • Popa, O.C., Buicu, G., Taran, L., Hussam, A.H., Buicu, F., (2013) Low emotional stability – negative parental factor in anorexia nervosa. The Proceedings of the International Conference Studies on Literature, Discourse and Multicultural Dialogue, Arhipelag XXI Press, pag: 38-44.
  • Popa, O.C., Buicu, G., Buicu, F., Grecu, C.G., Nirestean, T., Moica, T. (2013) The Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Effective Depressive Episode, The Proceedings of the International Conference Literature, Discourse and Multicultural Dialogue (LDMD – I) Volume Number 5, 889-898.
  • Buicu, G., Popa, O.C., Ile, L., Ardelean, M., (2013) Psychotherapy from Traditional to Modern, The Proceedings of the International Conference Contemporary Perspectives on European Integration between Tradition and Modernity, pg. 909-913.
  • Moica, T., Gabos, G.I., Buicu, G., Melinda, F., Gabos, G.M., Andreea, S., Popa, O.C., (2016) Increased Cortisol Levels in Depression: A Comparative Study Evaluating the Correlation of Hypercortisolemia with Prosocial Coping Mechanisms, Acta Medica Marisiensis

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