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Dr. Tamás Dömötör Szalai

Contact and personal information                                                                                                                                

Name                Tamas Domotor SZALAI

Nationality      Hungarian

Gender              Male

E-mail:              szalai.domotor@gmail.com

 

Position        Assistant lecturer               

 

Experiences

April 2018-                Team Leader, EuroSkills2018 Hungay
Mental support and training for the Hungarian team

December 2015-       Reviewer, Journal of US-China Medical Science

March 2014-              Assistant lecturer
Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Teaching Hungarian, English medical psychology, medical communication seminars, lectures from psychosomatics, and organizing German medical communication

January 2014-           Psychologist, family therapist
Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Psychosomatic Clinic
Individual, family and group therapies of eating disorder patients

September 2013-       PhD student
Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Research duties: eating disorders, bulimia nervosa, attachment, body mass index, therapy mechanisms
Teaching duties: Medical Psychology practical seminar Therapy duties: family therapy and group therapy of eating disorder patients
Member of the eating disorders and attachment research group

July 2013 – September 2015         Advisor
National Institute of Drug Prevention
Methodological works in drug prevention, Controlling of health developing programs

June 2013 – October 2014             Psychological Expert
National Institute of Rehabilitation and Social Affairs
Methodological works in field of rehabilitation, Advisor duties in occupational psychology

September 2012- December 2012       Psychologist
Délután foundation – consultation with elderly patients

December 2011-            Couple and family therapist
Training chamber of the European Family Therapy Association Supporting couples and families with system approach therapy

September 2011-November 2012             Educational psychologist
EPTISZK – Providing psychological service for 5 high schools
Individual consultation with students, teachers and parents, thematic group works, family consultation, crisis intervention, preventive education

June – august 2010        Trainee

March – May 2011          Psychiatric Clinical Group of the Semmelweis University
Interviews, Rorschach and IQ tests, attending on group therapies, sleeping lab, internet counselling

December 2012 –            Trainee, Austria

September 2005 – march 2006           Trainee, Ireland

 

Education

2014-           Counseling psychologist
Eötvös Lóránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest, Hungary

2013-            Phd in Mental Health Scinces
Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

2006-2009    Psychology BA (summa cum laude)
Universitiy of Pécs, Institute of Psychology, Pécs, Hungary

2009-2011     Psychologist at MA level, clinical and health psychology (summa cum laude)
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Institute of Psychology, Budapest, Hungary

 

Trainings

September 2010 – May 2014     Family therapist
Hungarian Family Therapy Association, September

March 2014       Basics of interpersonal psychotherapy

December 2013     Basics of Hospice and palliative care
Hungarian Hospice Association

 February – October 201        NLP – Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy
Therapeutic method and self-knowledge

February – June 2010             Autogenic Training – basic level

 

Awards

2017
New National Excellence Program scholarship (ÚNKP-16-3)

2016
Semmelweis Egyetem kiválósági listájára kerülés és felvétel a Kerpel Fronius tehetséggondozó programba

2015
Szalai, T.D., Czeglédi, E. (2015). Parental attachment and body satisfaction on a large Hungarian student sample. Ranked as the second best presentation on the 23nd International conference on eating disorders. Alpbach, Austria. 2015 October 15-17.

2013
Ph.D. scholarship at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, financed by the Hungarian Republic

2011
Károli Gáspár award for the perfect graduation and performance in the clinical and health psychology master program at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

2010
Szalai, T.D. (2010). “Art with a human face” paper among the best in the competition of the Journal of Everyday Psychology

Languages
Native    Hungarian
Other     English – advanced level (language exam, type „C”)
German – intermediate level (language exam, type „C”)
Italian – basic level

 

Other competences

 Test evaluation
Rorschach, Szondi, PFT, BFQ, CPI, PIK, EPQ, ZKPQ, STAI, Rosenberg, World-play etc.

Driving licence
Type „B”

Computer skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint , IBM SPSS, RopSTAT

 

Publications

Scientific papers

  1. Túry F, Szumska I, Szalai TD. (in press). Compulsory treatment in eating disorders – the role of control and provocation. The coercion paradox. J Clin Psychol, IF: 2,33
  2. Szalai TD, Czeglédi E, Vargha A, Grezsa F. (2017) Parental attachment and body satisfaction in adolescents. J Child Fam Stud, 26: 1007-1017. IF:1,588
  3. Szalai TD. (2017) A kötődési jellemzők és multiimpulzív tünetek kapcsolata evészavarokban. [The relationship of attachment features and multi-impulsive symptoms in eating disorders.] Orvosi Hetilap, 158: 1081-1089. IF: 0,349
  4. Szalai TD. Czeglédi E. (2017) Parental and Adult Attachment and Eating Symptomology in Eating Disorder Patients and Sine Morbo Individuals.Int J Soc Sci Stud, 5: 43-60.
  5. Szalai TD, Cserép M. (2017) Treatment methods of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: review with therapeutic implications. Psychiatry Today, 49: 5-24.
  6. Szalai TD. (2016) Cognitive-behavioral and attachment interventions in the transdiagnostic treatment of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Mentálhigiéné és Pszichoszomatika, 17: 353-375.
  7. Pénzes I, Czeglédi E, Szalai TD, Csala I, Túry F. (2016) Adult attachment and parental bonding in irritable bowel syndrome and in panic disorder: Implications for psychotherapy. Ideggyogy Szle, 69: 327-334. IF: 0,376
  8. Szalai TD. Czeglédi E. (2015) Attachment as a predictor of risk for eating disorders on a representative Hungarian adult sample. Ideggyogy Szle, 68: 409−416. IF: 0,376
  9. Szalai TD. (2014) A korai kötődési minták és kötődési szorongás jelentősége az egészségben, betegségben, evészavarokban. [The importance of early attachment patterns and attachment anxiety in health, disease and eating disorders.] Kapocs, 13: 48-57.
  10. Kövesdi A, Szalai TD, Pászthy B, Harasztiné Sárosdi I. (2014) Investigation of anorexic adolescents’ personality traits with Szondi test. Confin Psychopath, 2: 151-168.

 

Book Chapters                                                   

  1. Túry F, Szumska I, Szalai TD. Az evészavarok gyakori dilemmája: egyéni vagy családterápia?. [A common dilemma of eating disorders: individual or family therapy?.] In: Spannraft M, Korpics M, Németh L (szerk.), A család és közösség szolgálatában. L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2016: 249-258.
  2. Szalai TD. A testtömegindex (BMI) összefüggései a párkapcsolattal, szexualitással, baráti kapcsolattal és szerhasználattal a magyar ifjúság körében. [The relationship of body mass index (BMI) and intimate relationships, friendship and substance use in Hungarian youth.] In Nagy Á, Székely L (szerk.), Másodkézből − Magyar ifjúság. ISZT Alapítvány, Budapest: 2014: 113-147.