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Dr. György Purebl, Clinical Director

Curriculum vitae

György Purebl MD PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, associate professor


Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University Budapest

Nagyvárad tér 4. H-1089. Budapest, Hungary tel: +36 1 210 29 53

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Education and Training:


  •  Semmelweis University of Medicine, 1986 – 1993.
  •  Faculty of Psychology Eötvös Lóránt University 1990 –1993
  •  1997. Specialist of Psychiatry.
  •  2009. Specialist of Pychotherapy
  •  Semmelweis University PhD School 1995 – 2006
  •  Hungarian Association of Family and Marital Therapies 2002-04 Family Therapy Training



Work Experience:



Employment and clinical experiences


  •  Dept. of Psychiatry, Jahn Ferenc Délpesti Hospital resident, Oct.1993-1995
  •  Centre for Psychosomatic Disorders, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis Univ. Budapest, resident (1995-97) psychiatrist (1997-2006), 2006-2007 senior psychiatrist
  •  Vice Director, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University; and Head of the Centre of Psychosomatic Disorder 2007-to date



Other professional activities


  •  1993-to date Medical Psychology in Hungarian and in English Semmelweis University Budapest
  •  1996-1997 Communication training for medical students Semmelweis University Budapest
  •  1998-2000 “Better Health for Women” program scientific and training manager
  •  2000 – to date postgraduate training program for psychiatric and clinical psychology residents, Semmelweis University Budapest
  •  2001-to date Home Start Hungary Training and Supervision Protocol elaboration and management
  •  2001-2009Dimenzió Health Fund: Stress and Health Risk Management Program Protocol elaboration and supervision
  •  2005- 2012 Senior Psychiatrist Executive, 2012 – to date Program Leader; Hungarian Alliance Against Depression, on behalf the EU projects EAAD (European Alliance Against Depression) and OSPI-Europe ().
  •  2013-to date: Work Package Leader of the WP4 (Taking Evidence-based Actions Against Depression and Suicide) ofThe EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being Initiative

Clinical interest:


  • Psychosomatics (common factors of mental and physical disorders)
  • Preventing depression and suicide
  • Compliance, adherence, patient’s motivation




Public activities


President elect, Hungarian Association of Psychiatry (HAP)

EPA Section of Suicidology

EUSPP (European Unified Suicide Prevention Program)





Nyírő Gyula award (2013)




Publication (.pdf)