University of Pécs

Faculty of Humanities

 

Dr. habil. Márta Erdős, PhD.

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Associate Professor in Mental Health, Community Work & Evaluation Research

tel: +36 72503600 / 23518 ext.

email: erdos.marta@pte.hu

Consulting hour for international students: Tuesday 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Prior registration is necessary  and is possible until 4 p.m. the day before the planned consultation. 

 

 


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. 

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 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 qualitative and mixed-method evaluation research, CAQDAS and qualitative interview methods.

 


Research:

2015-: Customization of an Ipseus instrument to measure identity changes during mentalization-based therapy with clients with dual diagnosis. (Pilot project.)

2016-7: Novel psychoactive substance users’ autobiographies. (KAB-KT-16-25772)

2015-6: Complex evaluation of the national addiction treatment system. 

2014-2015: Evaluation research to work out an evaluation model for in-patient treatment centres for clients with substance use disorder Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources (project no. 19487-2/2014.) For the abstracts, please see:http://szocialismunka.btk.pte.hu/sites/szocialismunka.btk.pte.hu/files/f...

2014-2015: expert, National Institute for Families and Social Policy. Best practices in the prevention of addictions. TAMOP 5.2.9

2013 - : The Social innovation Research Centre is an associate of SHEU International (http://www.identityexploration.com/Launch_of_SHEU_INTERNATIONAL.asp) Collaboration includes research, workshops &publications.

2007- 2013 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, Baranya County Crisis Centre (area: mental health)

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: 

Books:

Erdos, MB. The Role of Evaluation Research in a Country in Transition. Social and Health Evaluation Unit. Buckinghamshire: Buckinghamshire New University, 2016. 40 p. (Occasional Paper; 14., ISBN:9780948314629)

Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) (2011) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold  http://hu.orioldbooks.com/2011/07/reflective-recovery.html

Watt, V, Hogard, E., Ellis, R. Erdos, M (2007) Evaluation of Hungarian Social Work and Social Policy Students' Work Placements in Cheshire. Chester: Chester Academic Press. http://www.amazon.com/Evaluation-Hungarian-Students-Placements-Cheshire/...

Kelemen, G., Erdos, M, B. (2004): Craving for sobriety. A unique therapeutic community in Hungary. Faculty of Humanities University, of Pécs &The Leo Amici 2002 Foundation. Pécs http://www.odrportal.hu/kereso/index.php?stype=title&q=%22Craving+for+so...

 

Chapters:

Szollosi, G. Mandi, N. , B. Erdos, M., Csurke, J., Madacsy J. (2013) Youth-headed household: a Social Worker from Hungary Responds. In: Bettmann, J.E., Jacques, G., & Frost, C. J. (eds.) International social work practice: Case studies from a global context. New York: Routledge. 175-179.  http://www.amazon.com/International-Social-Work-Practice-Studies/dp/0415...

B. Erdos, M. Mandi, N., Madacsy, J., Csurke, J., Mucsi, G., (2013) Transitioning from Home to Institutional Care: A Social Worker from Hungary Responds. In: Bettmann, J.E., Jacques, G., & Frost, C.J (eds.) International social work practice: Case studies from a global context. New York: Routledge. 148-152.

Kelemen, G, B. Erdos, M. B. (2011): The parrhesiast: an etho-poetic character. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 7-22.

Kelemen, G, B. Erdos, M., B. (2011): Processes of recovery: health learning as identity learning. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 23-40.

Erdos, M. B., Kelemen, G. , Madacsy, J., Mandi, N: (2011): 12-step fellowship community rhetoric and cognition. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 41-64.

Erdos, M. B., Csurke, J., Mucsi, G., Mihaldinecz, Cs., Brettner, Zs. (2011): Metaphors of life and death in the texts of recovering persons. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 85-108.

Erdos, M. B., Madacsy, J., Mucsi, G., Molnar, D., Csurke, J, Mandi, N., Kelemen, G, Brettner, Zs. (2011): The power of 12-step fellowships and Anti-alcoholism Clubs in Hungary. A comparative qualitative study. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 109-146.

Molnar, D., Erdos, M. B., Mucsi, G., Csurke, J., Brettner, Zs., Kelemen, G. (2011): Alternative recovery models: A sequential-transformative content analysis. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 147-166.

Erdos M B, Knyihar, E (2011)From audience to participants. In: Coudenis W, Komlósi, L. I, (eds.) Inclusion Through Education and Culture. Pécs: PTE, 194-200. http://uneecc.org/userfiles/File/UNeECC_Pecs_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Marta B. Erdős (2013) Reconstructing sustainable communities: responding to (self)destructions of consumerism. Szociális Szemle, 6 (1-2). 35-41.http://old.szocialismunka.btk.pte.hu/files/tiny_mce/SzSz2013_35-41.pdf

Márta B. Erdős, Gábor Juhász, Dániel Molnár (2012). Active Citizenship in a Post-transitional Context. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analyses, 2, 1. 57−78. http://www.acta.sapientia.ro/acta-social/Social21.htm

Kelemen, G., B Erdos, M., Csurke J., Brettner, Zs., Molnar, D. (2012) Dialogues for sobriety: Health Learning in the Context of Addictions – A Hungarian Model. Practice: Social Work in Action, 24: (1) 21-39. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09503153.2011.646978

Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. (2011) The Finite Universe: Discursive Double Bind and Parrhesia in State Socialism. In: History of Communism. (2) 281-308 http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/82084570/finite-universe-disc...

Erdos, M. B. (2011) From ideology to eidos. Recovering from state socialism in Hungary. AUDEM Journal. 2. 5-22.http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/suny/audem/2011/00000002/00000001/...

Kelemen Gábor, B. Erdős Márta (2010) Health learning as identity learning in the therapeutic community. Addiktológia - Addictologia Hungarica 9:(3) pp. 216-225.

Erdos, M. B. (2010) Cha(lle)nge. The legacy of state socialism in Hungary: A discourse analysis. Europolis (1) 73-101

Erdos, M. B., Kelemen, G, Brettner, Zs (2009): It is high time...Time experience of drug-dependent persons in recovery. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery. Vol. 4. issue 3. pp. 202-218.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby/10.1080/15560350903038692; http://sowiport.gesis.org/search/person/Marta,%20B.%20Erdos

Kelemen, G., Erdos, M. B. , Madacsy, J. (2007) Voices of Sobriety. Addiction Research and Theory (March) 15 (2). 127-140. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16066350601088160?journalCode...

Oravecz, R., M. B. Erdos : (2006) Farewell Letters of Patriots Sentenced to Death: Acts of Ultimate Identity Reconstruction. Journal of Loss and Trauma (Routledge) vol. 11. n. 3. May-June pp. 247-256.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325020500494194

Kelemen, G., B. Erdős, M. (2004) The code of grace. A cultural approach to twelve-step programs in Hungary. International Journal of Self Help and Self Care 2. 3. 187-203.

Osváth, P., Kelemen, G., Erdos, M., B. Fekete, S. (2003): The main factors of repetition: Review of some results of Pécs Centre. WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidial Behaviour. Crisis, 24. 151-154.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15509139

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

 

Articles without peer review:

Erdos, M. B, Juhasz, G. (2011) Shaping volunteer-friendly organizations in Hungary. Humán Innovációs Szemle 2: (2) 52-66.

 

Conference:

Erdos M B, Vojtek E, Kelemen G, Szijjarto L: Socialisation networks and identities of novel psychoactive substance users. European conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances/NPS; clinical, pharmacological, analytical chemistry, toxicity, legislative, and criminological issues, University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield, UK), 18th November, 2016 (2016)

 

The full publication list is available in the Hungarian Scientific Publications Database (MTMT):

https://vm.mtmt.hu//search/slist.php?lang=0&top10=0&AuthorID=10015894