About the host institution

The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health (International Institute) is an excellence postdoctoral and research institute of Babes-Bolyai University, located in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania-Romania. The Institute is an international academic spin-off of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of Babes-Bolyai University. It has two world-class research platforms: (1) Robotherapy and Virtual Reality Therapy Platform (the Matrix Platform) and (2) The Platform for Advanced Imaging – MRI/EEG – in Clinical Cognitive Sciences (the SkyRa Platform), as well as an advanced Clinical Research Unit.

Babes-Bolyai University is one of the oldest, most prestigious, and influential academic settings in Romania and in Eastern-Central Europe. It has been almost five centuries since the beginnings of this university of Cluj-Napoca. The first project to set up a higher education institution in Cluj-Napoca was recorded in 1565, and in 1581 an academic college was set up, organized and run by the Jesuits. Since then, Babes-Bolyai University has become a modern institution, acquiring remarkable fame through its long-time achievements at national and international levels.

The International Institute aims to promote advanced study and scholarship in psychotherapy and applied mental health by postdoctoral training and research, following a scientist-practitioner paradigm. It offers training and conducts research in personalized evidence-based psychotherapies and other mental health applications.

The International Institute’s fundamental mission is to promote personalized evidence-based assessment and treatments for:

  1. psychological problems/mental disorders and physical disorders involving psychological etiopathogenetic factors
  2. human development and optimization.