Prof. VARGA Katalin, PhD. DSc.
ELTE Pszichológiai Intézet /Affektív Pszichológia Tanszék / Tanszékvezető
Eötvös Loránd University / Faculty of Education and Psychology
Affective Psychology Department / Head of Department
H-1064 Budapest, Izabella utca 46.

Dr. Katalin Varga is a professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the head of the Department of Affective Psychology, and past president of the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis, board member of International Society of Hypnosis.
She was awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1986-1990) to study the subjective experiences associated with hypnosis and the role of suggestions in critical states. She was awarded her degree of “Doctor of University” (ELTE) in 1991, and a PhD in 1997 on comparing the subjective and behavioral effects of hypnosis. She was awarded “Doctor of Science” (DSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) in 2016 for describing phenomenological synchrony. As a member of the “Budapest hypnosis research laboratory,” she is investigating hypnosis in an interactional framework, and in this multilevel approach she is focusing on the phenomenological data.
For the past 20 years she has been working with patients in a hospital setting – mostly critically ill patients – applying suggestive and hypnosis techniques. She is the founder and professor of the postgraduate training of suggestive communication in somatic medicine, co-organized by the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis and Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Budapest. She has published numerous articles and books which present her research findings hypnosis, and the clinical experiences on the application of suggestive techniques with the critically ill.

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