Dr Konkoly-Thege completed his education in his native Hungary, earning his BA and MA in clinical and health psychology from Eotvos Lorand University, and his doctorate from Semmelweis University in 2010. He also possesses a master’s degree in religious studies from Pazmany Peter University.
Following his graduation, Dr Konkoly-Thege became an assistant professor of medical psychology at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University where parallel to his research and teaching activities he served as a therapist at the outpatient mental health centre of the institution. To widen the scope of his practice, he also worked as a psychotherapist for a private foundation supporting the long-term mental health care of those in need. Since 2012, he has been in part time private practice in addition to his role as researcher at the University of Calgary (2012-2015) and the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (2015-present). His scientific work focuses on behavioural and substance addictions, psychological assessment methods, spirituality, and the interrelationships between mental and physical health.
Dr Konkoly-Thege has developed expertise in supporting clients with middle- and long-term mental health care needs (e.g., personality disorders), those in spiritual / religious crises, and clients struggling with relocation issues (before and after changing countries of residence). He is also a certified smoking cessation consultant and stress management trainer, skills which he is glad to offer to his clients both as part of more complex therapeutic processes and as stand-alone brief interventions.
Dr Konkoly-Thege is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and he is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Clinical Psychologist serving adults and seniors. He also maintains relationships with professional organizations from his country of origin, the Hungarian Psychological Association (where he was executive board member between 2011 and 2015) and the Hungarian Association for Analytical Psychology.