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Dr. habil. Márta Erdős, PhD., Principal lecturer in Social Communication & Qualitative Research

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Erdős Márta

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Marta B. Erdos graduated as a teacher of English as a Second Language and obtained a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She received another postgraduate degree in Mental Health Counselling. In 1999 she qualified as a Relaxation Therapist.

She earned her Ph. D. degree in Social Communication in 2004.She is a member of the editorial board of Szociális Szemle (Hungarian Social Review). She is a founding member of the Magyar Kommunikációtudományi Társaság (Hungarian  Communication Association).

She has been involved in a number of research projects on client-helper interaction and on the socio-cultural context of therapeutic change.  She has substantial experience in CAQDAS and qualitative interview methods.


Individual research:

2008- Exploring generativity scripts in the social context of a post-communist state. (Research partners interested in conducting a comparative study are most welcome!)

2000-2003 (Ph. D.): Studying crisis calls in a Hungarian telephonic emergency service for suicide prevention (Methods: Conversation analysis, CAQDAS)

1999: Qualitative research on community narratives in a local neighbourhood. (Interviews and qualitative content analysis)

Work in research teams:

2007- : Psychosocial transformations and the rhetoric of change in the 12-step Fellowships. A project funded by the National Scientific Research Fund. Leader: Dr. Gabor Kelemen. (Interviewing sober addicts in 12-step Fellowships, CAQDAS)

2007: Evaluation of Hungarian Social Work and Social Policy Students' Work Placements in Cheshire. Leaders: Prof. Elaine Hogard and Prof. Roger Ellis (OBE), Social and Health Evaluation Unit, University College Chester. (My tasks included individual and focus group interviews with Hungarian students on placement, social carers and team managers, analyzing various documents, participating in team discussions/steering.)

2006-2007: International research project on theatre therapy supported by EQUAL, EU. (Methods: External observation, focus group interview and open questionnaires.)

2002-2006:  The Role of Ruptures, Mismatches, Microdissynchronisms in the Reintegration Rituals of Addicts. A project funded by the National Scientific Research Fund. Leader: Dr. Gabor Kelemen. (Content analysis of recovering addicts' speeches held at reintegration ceremonies. Contributing to the theory of "code of grace", the sober speech code)

2002-2003: Matra-Kap (Royal Netherlands Embassy.) The message of sobriety. Leader: Dr. Gabor Kelemen.

2002-2003: Phare Network: Self-help and self-care in the context of recovery. (Project evaluation employing open questionnaires and external observation)

2002: Social Constructions on Addictions. Supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. (Content analysis of media products and open questionnaires.) Research leader.

1999-2002: „Co-constructing the level of intimacy by symbolic means." A project funded by the National Scientific Research Fund. Leader: Prof. Balázs Kézdi. Our team elaborated on the theoretical foundations and research methods of discursive suicidology.

1995-1997: Studying client-helper interaction at a telephonic emergency service. (Critical case analysis)

Awards, scholarships:

2008: The 2007. Excellence Publication Award of the University of Pecs (with G. Kelemen and J. Madacsy) 1st Prize.

2007. May-June: Leonardo Programme, staff exchange programme between the University of Chester and the University of Pecs.

2007: The 2006. Excellence Publication Award of the University of Pécs. 3rd Prize.

2005: A training on ATLAS.ti4.2 for advanced users led by Christina Silver (HAS, Budapest)

2004: Otto Bihari scholarship (University of Pécs)


Related work experience:

1985- 1990; 1995-1997: Volunteering at a hotline for suicide prevention.

1995-2000: Baranya County Crisis Centre: crisis intervention, counselling, organizing and supervising volunteers' work in a telephonic emergency service for suicide prevention, working in the research team of the centre.

1997-2002: Volunteering at a local community (Istenkúti Közösségért Egyesület). Working in research projects; community development.

2000- : Part-time employment in various research projects in the Leo Amici Foundation that runs a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts

Publications in English:

Kelemen, G., Erdos, M. B., Madacsy, J. Voices of Sobriety. Exploring the Process of Recovery Through Patient Testimonials. Addiction Research and Theory (2007) 15 (2). 127-140.

Oravecz, R., M. B. Erdos: Farewell Letters of Patriots Sentenced to Death: Acts of Ultimate Identity Reconstruction. Journal of Loss and Trauma (Routledge) vol. 11. n. 3. (May-June 2006.) pp. 247-256.

Kelemen, G., B. Erdős, M.: The code of grace. A cultural approach to twelve-step programs in Hungary. International Journal of Self Help and Self Care (2004) 3. 187-203.

Osváth, P., Kelemen, G., Erdos, M., Fekete, S.: The main factors of repetition: Review of some results of Pécs Centre. WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Sucidial Behaviour. Crisis, 24 (2003) 151-154.

Kelemen, G., B. Erdős, M: Role of Reintegration Rituals in Sobriety. Dynamic Psychiatry. 36/198-199. (2003) 89-114.

Under review/in press:

Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G.: „It is of us that it speaks" -Dialogue in Psychotherapy. (under review - APA 24 Division - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology)

Erdos, M. B., Kelemen, G, Brettner, Zs.: It is high time...Time experience of drug-dependent persons in recovery. (Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, in press)

Kelemen, G, Erdos, M., B.: Health learning as identity learning in the therapeutic community (submitted for publication in May, 2008, Addiction Research and Theory)

9. Kelemen, G., B. Erdos, M., Csurke, J., Brettner, Zs., Molnar, D.: Dialogues for Sobriety. (under review, Journal of Social Work Practice)


Cha(llen)ge in Hungary - a cultural psychological analysis on the legacy of state socialism

Some recent publications in Hungarian:

B. Erdős, M: A változáshoz való (v)iszony a magyar kultúrában. (Attitudes to change in the Hungarian culture) Szociális Szemle, 2008. I.1. (in press)

B. Erdős, M. (2007): Transzformációk. (Transformations) in: Péley, B, Révész, Gy. (szerk.): Autonómia és identitás. Pro Pannonia, Pécs. 28-38.

B. Erdős, M. (2006): A nyelvben élő kapcsolat. (The linguistic bond).Typotex, Budapest.

B. Erdős, M., Brettner, Zs., Mihaldinecz, Cs., Kelemen, G.: „Az eltűnt idő nyomában" A drogfüggőség és a felépülés időperspektívái. (In search of lost time - temporal perspectives of substance abusers and recovering addicts.) Addiktológia, (2006) V. 4. pp. 300-318.

Gomori, T., Erdos, M.,B., Kelemen, G.: Kényszer vagy együttműködés? (Coercion or co-operation) Esély, 2006/5. pp.101-129.

Kelemen, G., B. Erdős, M. Felépülő és visszaeső szerfüggők beszédeinek összehasonlító vizsgálata. A comparative analysis of recovering and relapsing addicts' texts. Psychiatria Hungarica, 20. (2005) 1. suppl.

Kelemen, G., B. Erdős, M.: Az addiktológiai terápiás közösség keletkezéstörténete. Az átmenet kontextusa.  (The genesis of therapeutic communities for addicts. A context for transition.) Pszichoterápia, XIV (3) pp. 577-585

utoljára frissítve: 2012. augusztus 16. 14:20:24

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