Daniel-Ovidiu David#

Daniel-Ovidiu David
Membership Number:5931
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ROMANIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2020 Rector of the Babeș-Bolyai University (http://www.ubbcluj.ro) and professor of clinical psychology and psychotherapy (clinical cognitive sciences - since 2007)
  • Since 2009 Adjunct professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA (Department of Population Health and Science, Center for Behavioral Oncology) (https://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/daniel-ovidiu-david)
  • Since 2012 Director for Research at Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA (https://albertellis.org/2011/08/daniel-david-phd/)
  • 2016 - 2020 Vice-rector for Research and Competitiveness of the Babeș-Bolyai University
  • 2007 - 2012 Director of Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (http://clinicalpsychology.psiedu.ubbcluj.ro/)
  • 2004 - 2020 President of the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health (https://psychotherapy.psiedu.ubbcluj.ro)
  • 1995/1996 - 2007 Professional evolution within Babeș-Bolayi University: Assistant professor/Lecturer/Associate professor/Professor of clinical cognitive science and Ph.D. supervisor (since 2007 - present)
  • 2000 - 2001/2002 Postdoctoral program - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Biobehavioral and Integrative Medicine Program), New York, USA
  • 1996 - 1999/2000 Ph.D. program - Babeș-Bolyai University (with several research stages in USA)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cognitive science
  • Technological approaches in psychology
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy
  • Clinical cognitive neurosciences
  • Cross-cultural approaches in psychology
  • Clinical psychology

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 Honorary Fellow - Association for Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, UK
  • 2021 Ernest R. and Josephine R. Hilgard Award for Best Theoretical Paper, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, USA
  • 2013 Foreign Policy Romania: Top 100 people moving Romania in a right direction (for scientific activities)
  • 2012 "Constantin Rădulescu-Motru" Award of the Romanian Academy of Science (for the book of David, Ellis, & Lynn, 2010 - see below in the 10 major publications)
  • 2010 "Flacăra" Award for Science (some of the oldest national awards in Romania for science and culture)
  • 2008 Knight of the National Order for Merit in Research (by the Romanian President)
  • 2003 Henry Guze Award for Best Research Paper, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, USA
  • 2003 In Hoc Signo Vinces, National Council for Research
  • Many other "awards/honours" for excellence relating academic activities from various Romanian institutions (including Babeș-Bolyai University, other universities, national or local authorities, religious institutions, etc.). Also, keynote and/or invited scientist/professional at various academic/professional events all over the world (e.g., Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Moldavia, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, UK, USA)

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