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Andrada Delia Neacsiu, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
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Office: 3026, DUMC 2213 Elba St., Rm 123, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 3026, DUMC 2213 Elba St., Rm 123, Durham, NC 27710

I am a clinical psychologist with a primary interest in outpatient interventions for difficulties managing emotional experiences that interfere with well-being. As a clinician, I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults who report a variety of mental health problems, including personality, mood, anxiety, eating, trauma, stress-related, adjustment, and impulse control disorders. My approach to psychotherapy includes working collaboratively with my patients to identify their unique life and therapy goals and implementing evidence-based interventions to achieve the identified goals. As an educator, I train clinicians nationally and teach graduate students, psychology and psychiatry residents in in how to effectively apply CBT and DBT in their clinical work. As a researcher, I focus on psychotherapy optimization and neuroscience-informed treatment development for emotion dysregulation. My research keeps me up to date with the latest evidence-based approaches to use in my clinical work, and my work with patients strongly influences the research that I do.  Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, gourmet food, nature adventures, and time with friends with family.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012

Publications

Neacsiu, Andrada D., Lysianne Beynel, John P. Powers, Steven T. Szabo, Lawrence G. Appelbaum, Sarah H. Lisanby, and Kevin S. LaBar. “Enhancing Cognitive Restructuring with Concurrent Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Transdiagnostic Randomized Controlled Trial.” Psychother Psychosom, September 22, 2021, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1159/000518957.

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Southward, Matthew W., Jeremy W. Eberle, and Andrada D. Neacsiu. “Multilevel associations of daily skill use and effectiveness with anxiety, depression, and stress in a transdiagnostic sample undergoing dialectical behavior therapy skills training.” Cogn Behav Ther, April 21, 2021, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2021.1907614.

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Neacsiu, Andrada, Lysianne Beynel, John Powers, Steven Szabo, Lawrence Appelbaum, Sarah Lisanby, and Kevin LaBar. “Enhancing Cognitive Restructuring with Concurrent Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Transdiagnostic Randomized Controlled Trial,” January 20, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.18.21250060.

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Powers, John P., Simon W. Davis, Andrada D. Neacsiu, Lysianne Beynel, Lawrence G. Appelbaum, and Kevin S. LaBar. “Examining the Role of Lateral Parietal Cortex in Emotional Distancing Using TMS.” Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 20, no. 5 (October 2020): 1090–1102. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-020-00821-5.

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McMahon, K., K. Kim, C. M. Fang, A. D. Neacsiu, and M. Z. Rosenthal. “Blinded by our emotions: The impact of borderline personality disorder and affect on emotion recognition sensitivity.” Journal of Experimental Psychopathology 10, no. 1 (January 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1177/2043808718818878.

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Neacsiu, Andrada D., Bruce M. Luber, Simon W. Davis, Elisabeth Bernhardt, Timothy J. Strauman, and Sarah H. Lisanby. “On the Concurrent Use of Self-System Therapy and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Treatment for Depression.” The Journal of Ect 34, no. 4 (December 2018): 266–73. https://doi.org/10.1097/yct.0000000000000545.

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Neacsiu, Andrada D., Joscelyn Rompogren, Jeremy W. Eberle, and Kibby McMahon. “Changes in Problematic Anger, Shame, and Disgust in Anxious and Depressed Adults Undergoing Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation.” Behav Ther 49, no. 3 (May 2018): 344–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2017.10.004.

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Neacsiu, Andrada D., Caitlin M. Fang, Marcus Rodriguez, and M Zachary Rosenthal. “Suicidal Behavior and Problems with Emotion Regulation.” Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior 48, no. 1 (February 2018): 52–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12335.

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Neacsiu, Andrada D., Megan Smith, and Caitlin M. Fang. “Challenging assumptions from emotion dysregulation psychological treatments.” J Affect Disord 219 (September 2017): 72–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.05.016.

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Neacsiu, A. D., J. W. Eberle, S. L. Keng, C. M. Fang, and M. Z. Rosenthal. “Understanding borderline personality disorder across sociocultural groups: Findings, issues, and future directions.” Current Psychiatry Reviews 13, no. 3 (September 1, 2017): 188–223. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573400513666170612122034.

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