European Coaching Center

and Babes-Bolyai University

The coordinating organization of the REThink project, is BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University (BBU) Cluj-Napoca . BBU is a university with multicultural tradition and European values, ranked as top research-based university in Romania and Eastern-Central Europe.

The European Coaching Center is a research unit of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, dedicated to psychological coaching. The center has a board of top international experts and works in strong collaboration with international bodies in the field of cognitive-behavioral approach in psychological interventions: the Albert Ellis Institute, and the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching. The European Coaching Center was recognized as Excellency Research Center by BBU in 2013, based on its evidence-based approach to mental health promotion research, with implications for psychological interventions.

The Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is part of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and is considered a school of excellence in BBU and one of the most successful Departments of the University when number of students, international ISI publications and attracted funding are taken into account. Based on the evaluation done by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research in 2011, the School of Psychology in Cluj was ranked first at national level.

Since the main focus of both units is developing innovative psychological interventions and technology based mental health tools, it becomes obvious that the REThink project perfectly resonates with these priorities. Through the services and training units of the Department, the innovative evidence-based products are in the second step made available for the community in order to respond to national and global social concerns. The European Coaching Center benefits from the infrastructure of the research platforms build around the Department, like the cutting edge Matrix Platform of Robotherapy and Virtual Reality Therapy. Thus, the REThink online game will perfectly complete the tools used in the joint research projects for child mental health promotion run by the European Coaching Center, and the Matrix Platform.