Mark Zachary Rosenthal

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada at Reno 2002


Emotional functioning, borderline personality disorder, new media technologies (e.g., virtual reality, cellular phones) and behavioral treatments for addiction and psychopathology; cognitive behavioral therapies and dialectical behavior therapy


Emotional functioning, emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, mobile technologies and behavioral interventions, dialectical behavior therapy, contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies

Rosenthal, MZ, Neacsiu, AD, Geiger, PJ, Fang, C, Ahn, R, and Larrauri, J. "Emotional Reactivity to Personally-Relevant and Standardized Sounds in Borderline Personality Disorder." Cognitive Therapy and Research 40.3 (June 2016): 314-327. Full Text

Rodriguez, MA, Fang, CM, Gao, J, Robins, C, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Perceptions of the Limitations of Confidentiality Among Chinese Mental Health Practitioners, Adolescents and Their Parents." Ethics & Behavior 26.4 (May 18, 2016): 344-356. Full Text

Kim, K, Rosenthal, MZ, Gwaltney, M, Jarrold, W, Hatt, N, McIntyre, N, Swain, L, Solomon, M, and Mundy, P. "A Virtual Joy-Stick Study of Emotional Responses and Social Motivation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of autism and developmental disorders 45.12 (December 2015): 3891-3899. Full Text

Turner, BJ, Dixon-Gordon, KL, Austin, SB, Rodriguez, MA, Zachary Rosenthal, M, and Chapman, AL. "Non-suicidal self-injury with and without borderline personality disorder: differences in self-injury and diagnostic comorbidity." Psychiatry research 230.1 (November 2015): 28-35. Full Text

Rosenthal, MZ, Fang, CM, and Chapman, AL. "Ambulatory measurement of emotional dysfunction in borderline personality disorder." Current Opinion in Psychology 3 (June 2015): 75-79. Full Text

Kosson, DS, Walsh, Z, Rosenthal, MZ, and Lynch, TR. "Interpersonal assessment of borderline personality disorder: preliminary findings." Journal of personality assessment 97.3 (May 2015): 278-290. Full Text

Neacsiu, AD, Herr, NR, Fang, CM, Rodriguez, MA, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Identity disturbance and problems with emotion regulation are related constructs across diagnoses." Journal of clinical psychology 71.4 (April 2015): 346-361. Full Text

Dixon-Gordon, KL, Chapman, AL, Weiss, NH, and Rosenthal, MZ. "A Preliminary Examination of the Role of Emotion Differentiation in the Relationship between Borderline Personality and Urges for Maladaptive Behaviors." Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment 36.4 (December 2014): 616-625. Full Text

Rosenthal, MZ, and Kutlu, MG. "Translation of associative learning models into extinction reminders delivered via mobile phones during cue exposure interventions for substance use." Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 28.3 (September 2014): 863-871. (Review) Full Text

Lazarus, SA, Cheavens, JS, Festa, F, and Zachary Rosenthal, M. "Interpersonal functioning in borderline personality disorder: a systematic review of behavioral and laboratory-based assessments." Clinical psychology review 34.3 (April 2014): 193-205. Full Text


Robins, CJ, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Dialectical behavior therapy." Acceptance and mindfulness in cognitive behavior therapy: Understanding and applying the new therapies. Ed. JD Herbert and EM Forman. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 164-192. (Chapter) Full Text

Strengthening Instrumental Extinction to Prevent Smoking Relapse awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Neuromodulation Enhanced Cognitive Restructuring for Emotion Dysregulation: A Proof of Concept Study awarded by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Mentor). 2016 to 2018

Evaluating a Novel Method of Generalizing Emotion Regulation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2017

Evaluating the Relationship between Childhood SPD and Problems with Mental Health in Adulthood awarded by Wallace Research Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Brain Imaging Studies of Negative Reinforcement in Humans awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2015

Randomized Controlled Trial Computer-Base Intervention to Augment Drug Counseling awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

Stress and Behavior in Health and Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1989 to 2011

Developing Computer Based Treatments for Addiction awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2004 to 2009

Evaluation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2003 to 2009