Mark Zachary Rosenthal

Mark Zachary Rosenthal

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, 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


Emotion regulation, misophonia, borderline personality disorder, mobile interventions, DBT

Neacsiu, Andrada D., et al. “Suicidal Behavior and Problems with Emotion Regulation.Suicide Life Threat Behav, vol. 48, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 52–74. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/sltb.12335. Full Text

Brout, Jennifer J., et al. “Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda.Front Neurosci, vol. 12, 2018, p. 36. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fnins.2018.00036. Full Text

Dixon-Gordon, Katherine L., et al. “Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Instructed Acceptance and Suppression.Behav Ther, vol. 48, no. 6, Nov. 2017, pp. 750–64. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.beth.2017.03.001. Full Text

Neacsiu, A. D., et al. “Understanding borderline personality disorder across sociocultural groups: Findings, issues, and future directions.” Current Psychiatry Reviews, vol. 13, no. 3, Sept. 2017, pp. 188–223. Scopus, doi:10.2174/1573400513666170612122034. Full Text

Chapman, Alexander L., et al. “Borderline Personality Disorder and the Effects of Instructed Emotional Avoidance or Acceptance in Daily Life.J Pers Disord, vol. 31, no. 4, Aug. 2017, pp. 483–502. Pubmed, doi:10.1521/pedi_2016_30_264. Full Text

Rosenthal, M. Z., et al. “Emotional Reactivity to Personally-Relevant and Standardized Sounds in Borderline Personality Disorder.” Cognitive Therapy and Research, vol. 40, no. 3, June 2016, pp. 314–27. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10608-015-9736-y. Full Text

Rodriguez, M. A., et al. “Perceptions of the Limitations of Confidentiality Among Chinese Mental Health Practitioners, Adolescents and Their Parents.” Ethics and Behavior, vol. 26, no. 4, May 2016, pp. 344–56. Scopus, doi:10.1080/10508422.2015.1038748. Full Text

Carmel, Adam, et al. “Applying Technological Approaches to Clinical Supervision in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Randomized Feasibility Trial of the Bug-in-the-Eye (BITE) Model.” Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, vol. 23, no. 2, Elsevier BV, May 2016, pp. 221–29. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.08.001. Full Text

Kim, Kwanguk, et al. “A Virtual Joy-Stick Study of Emotional Responses and Social Motivation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.J Autism Dev Disord, vol. 45, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 3891–99. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2036-7. Full Text

Turner, Brianna J., et al. “Non-suicidal self-injury with and without borderline personality disorder: differences in self-injury and diagnostic comorbidity.Psychiatry Res, vol. 230, no. 1, Nov. 2015, pp. 28–35. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.058. Full Text


Robins, C. J., and M. Z. Rosenthal. “Dialectical behavior therapy.” Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies, edited by J. D. Herbert and E. M. Forman, John Wiley & Sons, 2011, pp. 164–92. Manual, doi:10.1002/9781118001851.ch7. Full Text

Robins, C. J., et al. “Dialectical behavior therapy.” Evidence-Based Treatment of Personality Dysfunction: Principles,  Methods, and Processes, edited by J. J. Magnavita, American Psychological Association, 2010, pp. 49–78.

Symer, Matthew, et al. “The Myth of the Surgical Personality: Motivation and Attrition from Surgical Training.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 225, no. 4, Elsevier BV, 2017, pp. S184–S184. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.07.419. Full Text

Kim, K., et al. “Comparison of desktop, head mounted display, and six wall fully immersive systems using a stressful task.” Proceedings  Ieee Virtual Reality, 2012, pp. 143–44. Scopus, doi:10.1109/VR.2012.6180922. Full Text

Chapman, Alexander, et al. “Emotion suppression in borderline personality disorder: An experience sampling study.” International Journal of Psychology, vol. 43, no. 3–4, PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, 2008, pp. 219–219.

Rosenthal, M. Zachary, et al. “Emotional reactivity to auditory stimuli in borderline personality disorder.” International Journal of Psychology, vol. 43, no. 3–4, PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, 2008, pp. 574–574.


Selected Grants

Identifying the Optimal Neural Target for Misophonia Interventions awarded by The REAM Foundation (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Development of an Intervention for Misophonia awarded by The REAM Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Neuromodulation Enhanced Cognitive Restructuring for Emotion Dysregulation: A Proof of Concept Study awarded by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Mentor). 2016 to 2019

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