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The #PLAYSERIOUSLY PROJECT

#PLAYSERIOUSLY is a project funded by CEI and SAE Institute Milan. Partner Institutions: SAE Institute Belgrade (Serbia)• Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) • University of Banjia Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) • University of Crne Gore (Montenegro) • University of Szeged (Hungary) • Play-Ability • Hogrefe. The event is supported by AIRIPA and part of Milano Digital Week.

CEI INITIATIVE is a European funding program addressed to the South Eastern Countries of our continent. CEI aims at supporting initiatives that foster the exchange of knowledge and mobility within the region and institutions operating in higher education.

PLAYSERIOUSLY is a project which aims at realizing a hackathon in order to develop a concept for an inclusive and psychoeducational video game.

The European Family Support Network

EurofamNet is a pan-European family support network focused on family support policies and practices, reflecting common goals across participating countries, while recognizing the specific nature of families’ cultural and socio-economic contexts within them. The Action aims to inform family policies and practices towards the ultimate goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being. EurofamNet will do so by building collaborations between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children and families, public and private agencies, and general society.

We are honored to have Dr. David as one of the 3 representatives from Romania to take part in a working group.

 Pediatric Gaming Technology Symposium

21 & 22 September 2022 – The REThink Emotions project was presented as part of the  Pediatric Gaming Technology Symposium hosted by Child’s Play Charity and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The results concerning the game’s ability to assess children’s emotional problems were presented, along with the usability analysis.

You can access the complete presentation held by our colleague, Cristina Tomoiagă, here.

EABCT 2022

September 2022 – The REThink Emotions project was presented as part of the Digital Mental Health Symposium at the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, alongside research initiatives from top international research centres. We are honored to have the project Director, Associate Professor Oana David as chair of the event.

In addition, PhD students Iuga Ioana Alexandra and Sîrbu Vasile presented papers describing present research initiatives that are carried out with the use of the REThink Game and the PsyPills app.

Games for Change Awards

July 2022 – REThink Game was selected among the finalists for Games for Change Awards 2022 – Best Health Game and has participated in the Games for Change Festival https://www.gamesforchange.org/blog_posts/g4c2022-awards-finalists/

Capacity Building Grant

July 2022 – DATA Lab has received Capacity Building Grant from Child’s Play Charity https://www.childsplaycharity.org/

Research Valorization Program

2021-2022 – REThink Game was selected finalist and we participated in the Research Valorization Program (RVP-2.0) North-East Regional Development Agency with the support of the World Bank Group in Romaniahttps://www.adrnordest.ro/en/rvp2_0_en/

Rotaract Cluj-Napoca VisiON

Episode 3…. on VisiON! About emotional regulation with Associate Professor Oana David, PhD from the „Psytech” Babeș-Bolyai University Clinic.


The Conference of the Romanian Psychological Association – 2021

Connected to the future: Psychology and Technology

11th – 15th November 2021

REThink Emotions project was presented as part of Conference of the Romanian Psychological Association 2021, alongside research initiatives from top Romanian research centres. The Director of DATA Lab, alongside Ph.D students from Babeș-Bolyai University held a workshop on the subject of Parenting and emotion regulation: tachnology-based and evidence-based interventions. Furthermore, the preliminary results of research initiatives were presented.

European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – 2021

CBT Back to the Future

8th – 11th September 2021

REThink Emotions project was presented at the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Congress as part of the Open Papers section on the subject of Children and Adolescents: Assessment and evaluation, alongside research initiatives from top international research centres.

10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy

13th – 15th May 2021

REThink Emotions project was presented as part of the Technology-Based CBT Symposium at the 10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy, alongside research initiatives from top international research centres. We are honored to have the project Director, Associate Professor Oana David as chair of the event.

REThink Emotions Platform, psychological support for children and adolescents


The new version of the REThink Game

We are happy to share with you a teaser of the new version of the REThink game for children and adolescents, available on http://app.rethinkplatform.ro!


Babeș-Bolyai University launches the REThink Emotions Platform

27th April 2021

The platform contains the REThink therapeutic game, unique at an international level because of its focus, the incorporation of evidence-based protocols and documented effects. The game gives children the chance to practice emotion regulation abilities in a fun manner, and is available online for children between 8 and 16 years old from the whole country on the basis of research projects conducted by DATA Lab.

Psychology and Life – Interview

An interesting discussion about therapeutic games, facitilated by Associate Professor Oana David, PhD in the T.V. show ”Psychology and Life”.