Hungary

History and background . . .

A brief account of the present situation of the music therapy:
There are only one active association remaining,
The Hungarian Music Th. Association,Budapest, still chaired by myself. The other two are not active anymore, because of death and other reasons.
Website: www.zeneterapia.fw.hu

Theoretical Foundations . . .

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Recognition and approval . . .

More information come

Research and literature . . .

Publications
Katalin Urbán Varga: Music Therapy Worldwide – „Rehabilitation” monthly XI.Vol.No.3. Sept. 2001. p.100-102. Music and Therapy „
Kútbanézők VI-VII. Volume Academia ludi et artis 2002. p.44-55. Development of Communication Technics of the Autistic Children with Music Therapy , Special Education and Therapy (book) 2004 MEDICINA Pub. p.519-544

Professional associations . . .

Personal contacts abroad:
I succeeded in lecturing and making workshops in Slovakia and I am going to establish direct contacts with the COMENIUS University Bratislava next year.

EMTC Delegate:
Katalin URBAN-VARGA, – MZE president
The late College for Training of the Teachers of the handicapped has integrated to a big university :

ELTE University of Sciences
Bárczi Gusztáv Training Faculty for the Teachers of the Handicapped
1097 Budapest, Ecseri út 3.
e-mail: urban@barczi.elte.hu
Phone:35-85-500, 35-85-593

Private e-mail: u.vargakatalin@freemail.hu
Private Phone: 35-92-049
For quick contact please, use the private number.

Training programs . . .

There are two training programs accredited in Hungary, both are postgraduate ones organized by universities, as follows:

ELTE UNIVERSITY Budapest, Special Teachers’ Faculty . training only music therapists. 24 therapists graduated in 2006 February. (5 semesters MTh theory and practice)b/

POTE UNIVERSITY Pécs, Faculty of Arts, graduated 25 art therapists in 2006 June.( 2 Semesters theory,and after choosing branch 3-3 semesters music, or applied art or movement therapy.