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Dr Barna Konkoly-Thege

Barna Konkoly ThegeBarna Konkoly-Thege, PhD, C.Psych., Research Psychologist 

Dr. Konkoly-Thege took his doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology from Semmelweis University. During his doctoral training, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology of Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Viktor Frankl Institute. Dr. Konkoly-Thege earned a BA and MA in Psychology from Eötvös Loránd University and he also has a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Dr. Konkoly-Thege joined Waypoint as a Scientist-Practitioner in 2015 and has been an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto since 2017. Previously, he held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Psychology Department (Addictive Behaviours Lab) at the University of Calgary (2012-2015) and was an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University (2009-2012), Dr. Konkoly-Thege has been in part-time private practice as a clinical psychologist since 2008. Among others, his clinical interests include cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis and the psychodynamic and system-oriented treatment of mental disorders.

Keywords: Addictions, psychometrics, psychotherapy effectiveness, psychological aspects of somatic disorders, somatic aspects of mental disorders

Research Interests

Dr. Konkoly-Thege has conducted research on the epidemiology, etiology, and assessment of behavioural and substance addictions, as well as the assessment of and interventions for stress and work-related mental health issues. He is interested in the psychological aspects of somatic illnesses (e.g., cardiovascular disease, cancer, and reproductive health), as well as the physical aspects of mental disorders (e.g., role of nutrition in and micronutrient treatment of mental disorders, metabolic syndrome in individuals with mental disorders) with a special focus on the interrelationships between spirituality, mental, and physical health. Dr. Konkoly-Thege also has expertise in psychometrics and an interest in the effectiveness of non-mainstream psychotherapeutic methods.



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Student / Volunteer Opportunities

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