Dr. Szabolcs Török


associate professor

Telephone and university extension

06-1-459-1500 / 56543




pediatrician (2001) 

psychotherapist (2014),

couple and family therapist (2013)

Doctoral degree

Semmelweis University School of Doctoral Studies (2006)

List of Publications  

Hungarian Scientific Bibliography

Researchgate, ORCID

ORCID: 0000-0003-4653-1707 ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Szabolcs_Toeroek

Memberships and activities

Hungarian Family Therapy Association,

Hungarian Foundation of Emotionally Focused Therapy (chair),

Hungarian Academy of Sciences General Assembly,

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Professional and research interest

Implementation of Systemic Theory in helping interventions.

Theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT).

Psychosocial rehabilitation of children living with chronic conditions.  

Current research  

Effectiveness of the Emotionally Focused Therapy training on participating therapists.

Outcome effectiveness of Hold Me Tight and Healing Hearts Together psychoeducational programs for couples.

Psychometric properties of the Experiences in Close Relationships – Revised (ECR-R) scale.

Effects of therapeutic recreational camping programs for children living with chronic diseases and for their families. 

Other professional interest

As an ICEEFT accredited EFT therapist and EFT supervisor-in-training I am providing supervision for marriage and family therapists working with couples and using EFT. I am one of the founders and board members of Bator Tabor (Camp Courage, member of SeriousFun Children’s Network) Foundation that is providing therapeutic recreational programs for children with chronic conditions. 

Main publications

Koren, Réka; Woolley, Scott, R.; Danis, Ildikó; Török, Szabolcs: Measuring the Effectiveness of the Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Training in Hungary done through Translation. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 2021 Jan; 47(1): 166–182. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12443

Koren, Réka; Woolley, Scott, R.; Danis, Ildikó; Török, Szabolcs: Training therapists in emotionally focused therapy: A longitudinal and cross‐sectional analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Published online on 11 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12495

Török, Szabolcs; Kökönyei, Gyöngyi; Károlyi, Lilla; Ittzés, András; Tomcsányi, Teodóra: Outcome Effectiveness of Therapeutic Recreation Camping Programme for Adolescents Living with Cancer and Diabetes. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006. 39(3):445-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.12.018