Founding Members

Pintèr Gábor

Pinter Gabor 1124 Budapest,
Fodor u.46, Hungary
Tel: +36 120 22401
Mob: +36 203 291 012


Professional degrees , Education

  • Psychologist (MA, Eötvös Loránd University, 1986)
  • Electrical engineer (MA, Technical University, Budapest, 1981)
  • Clinical Psychologist (special exam, Semmelweis University, 1991)
  • Psychotherapist  (special exam, Semmelweis University, 1991)
  • Scientific advisor (Semmelweis University, 2017)
  • PhD: (ELTE University, Research field: Psychotherapy)
  • CSc: – Candidate of Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1992)
  • College Professor in Psychology (Pető Institute, 1995-)
  • Scientific Chief Counselor
  • Honorary University Professor” since 2017-

Working places:

2007 – currently:  Moreno Centrum,  founder, leader    (The psychodrama resource center for attendance and transmission of intellectual and spiritual treasure of J.L. and Z.T Moreno, Budapest)
1993  currently:   International Pető Institute, Budapest. College Professor of Psychology and Chief Counselor , teaching psychology(1993-), Professor(1995-), chief of Department of Education (1995-1999),   scientific counselor (2008-), field mental hygenics, psychology, psychotherapy, member of Institute management
1995-curr. Eötvös Loránd University PPK Dept. Counceling, postgraduate teaching of psychologists for individual and group counceling
1999-2001  Semmelweis University of Medicine , Institute of  Clinical Psychology , univ.reader, branch leader/ Psychotherapy
1986-1992  Semmelweis University of Medicine, Institute of  Psychiatry, psychologist, psychotherapist, lecturer, researcher
1986-1990 Hungarian Academy of Sciences,  postgraduate doctoral research fellowship in Psychotherapy
1988   DAAD Fellowship in Germany Univ.of Hamburg, at the branch of Psychology and at the Psychiatric Clinic

Degrees in the field of Psychotherapy / Psychodrama

  • Group dynamics, training group leading (1979/84)
  • Person-Centered Psychotherapist, (1998)
  • Person-Centered Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor (1990)
  • Psychodrama Assistant (Moreno Institut Überlingen, Germany, and Hungarian Psychodrama Association)
  • Psychodrama Psychotherapist (Psychodrama Institute for Europe and Hungarian Psychodrama Association)
  • Psychodrama Trainer and Supervisor (1994)
  • Trainer and Therapist in Child Psychodrama (2007).
  • Other studied and practiced psychotherapy methods:behavioral, cognitive, relaxational, symbolic, sociodramatic, transactional

Professional organizing and scientific activities:

  • Leading research „Effectiveness of Psychotherapy” in Hungary (1985-1992)
  • Organising Hungarian Person-Centered Association, Founder, first President (1987)
  • Development of the Hungarian training model for Person-Centered Therapy (with Prof.László Tringer)
  • Former President of the Hungarian Psychodrama Association (1992-1995)
  • Chief of the Training Committee in the Hungarian Psychodrama Association (2013-cont.)
  • Member of Doctoral Committee for Psychology at Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in the past)
  • Taking part in development of training model for Psychodrama in Hungary
  • Implementation and further development of Sociodrama
  • Development of the original method „Mytosociodrama” (together with Dr.J.Burmeister, Granada, Spain from 1995-until now)
  • Development of the Group method for Career counseling for young (with Prof. Magda Ritoók)
  • Development of the ”Integrated Training Model”
  • Development of the „Role Molecule Model”
  • Development of Training Method for Improving Coping Strategies/ Psychological Immun System
  • Development of a Burnout Prevention Group Therapy Method
  • Research in the field of Psychotherapy, Social Atom, Self-esteem
  • Editor of Psychiatria Hungarica (in the nineties)
  • Board member at International Peto Association (in the nineties)
  • Responsible publisher of Psychodrama Journal (in the nineties)
  • Representation of Hungary, Hungarian Psychodrama Association at IAGP, International Association of Group Psychotherapy (former)
  • One of the organisers of the European cooperation of Person-Centered associations
  • Founding member of FEPTO (Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations) (1993-)
  • The Hungarian representative of FEPTO from the beginning(1993-), board member , committee member for years
  • Member of Hungarian Psychotherapy Council (1991- currently)
  • Member of Clinical Psychology Council / Ministry of Health (1994- 2010)

Practical activities:

  • Group Psychotherapy (Psychodrama, Person-Centered)
  • Individual Psychotherapy (Person-Centered, Cognitive, Monodrama)
  • Teaching of Psychologists at ELTE University
  • -accredited complete courses for Professionals at the field of Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Mental Health professions
  • Founding and leading of “Psychodrama Master Class” (2000-cont.) for psychodrama professionals
  • Leading workshops and holding lectures in Sociodrama in Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Greece, etc.
  • Presenting mythosociodrama (co-inventor: J.Burmeister, Granada, Spain) in Hungary and abroad
  • Leading many workshops and holding lectures in Psychodrama in many countries
  • Psychotherapy and helping of parents of handicapped children
  • Leading skill training groups
  • Management counseling, Coaching for senior/top executives
  • Training of Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Sociodrama
  • Teaching of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy at Universities (25 years, Semmelweis, ELTE, Debrecen. Pécs)
  • Leading of mental hygienic and psychotherapeutic field at International Peto Institute
  • Partner Trainer of “König und Partners” in Hamburg
  • Psychological help of parents of children of special needs
  • Group psychotherapy for children of special needs
  • Burnout prevention, burnout therapy
  • Groups for Improving aggressive behavior, coping strategies, “pscyhological immun system”
  • Supervision in Psychodrama, Psychotherapy
  • Founding and leading Moreno Centrum as international partnership (Z.Moreno, USA, G.Leutz, Germany, Burmeister, and N.Navarro, Spain)
  • Teaching clinical, social and personality psychology and communication at Hungarian universities

Hundreds of lectures and publications in Hungary and abroad.
Languages: Hungarian, English, German
Married, father of 5 children


FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

» Invitation

» Provisionally program

» Call for workshop facilitators

» Online registration


Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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» Provisionally program

» Online registration



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