Mark Zachary Rosenthal

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

Neacsiu, AD, Fang, CM, Rodriguez, M, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Suicidal Behavior and Problems with Emotion Regulation." Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior 48.1 (February 2018): 52-74. Full Text

Brout, JJ, Edelstein, M, Erfanian, M, Mannino, M, Miller, LJ, Rouw, R, Kumar, S, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda." Frontiers in Neuroscience 12 (January 2018): 36-null. (Review) Full Text

Dixon-Gordon, KL, Turner, BJ, Zachary Rosenthal, M, and Chapman, AL. "Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Instructed Acceptance and Suppression." Behavior Therapy 48.6 (November 2017): 750-764. Full Text

Neacsiu, AD, Eberle, JW, Keng, SL, Fang, CM, and Rosenthal, MZ. "Understanding borderline personality disorder across sociocultural groups: Findings, issues, and future directions." Current Psychiatry Reviews 13.3 (September 1, 2017): 188-223. (Review) Full Text

Chapman, AL, Rosenthal, MZ, Dixon-Gordon, KL, Turner, BJ, and Kuppens, P. "Borderline Personality Disorder and the Effects of Instructed Emotional Avoidance or Acceptance in Daily Life." Journal of personality disorders 31.4 (August 2017): 483-502. Full Text

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 1, 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 and Behavior 26.4 (May 18, 2016): 344-356. Full Text

Carmel, A, Villatte, JL, Zachary Rosenthal, M, Chalker, S, and Comtois, KA. "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 23.2 (May 2016): 221-229. 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


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

Robins, CJ, Rosenthal, MZ, and Cuper, PF. "Dialectical behavior therapy." Evidence-based treatment of personality dysfunction: Principles, methods, and processes. Ed. JJ Magnavita. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. 49-78. (Chapter)

Selected Grants

Development of an Intervention for Misophonia awarded by The REAM Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Evaluating the impact of an emotion regulation intervention on emotion perception awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Generalizing Mindful Emotion Regulation awarded by Mind & Life Institute (Collaborator). 2017 to 2019

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

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