Tünde Németh, MD

As a paediatrician and psychotherapist my professional work focuses on psychosomatics, prevention, meeting with clients, education and dissemination of knowledge.

I worked in rural areas as a school doctor and then in hospital for 15 years.

With the help of my colleagues, we launched the Family‐Friendly Programme in 1993. This was a new quality improvement programme for health care focusing on health, prevention, preparation for parenthood, restoration of the supporting role of families within health care and social services, and also a platform of interdisciplinary encounters with conferences and workshops.

In 2000, a committed joint work with Prof. Dr. Éva Hédervári‐Heller started resulting several professional achievements. The Integrated Parent‐Infant Consultant Training started from 2005, which has been a post‐graduate specialist programme in 2010. Currently this postgraduate programme gives courses at the Semmelweis University Institute of Mental Health (SE EKK MHI) and the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Special Needs Education (ELTEBGGYK).

I was the Head of the Perinatal and Early Childhood Prevention Department in the National Institute of Child Health (OGYEI) between 2003 and 2010.

In 2004, with Prof. Dr. Tamás Kurimay, I was a co‐founder of the „EGYÜTT” (Together) programme for the recognition and treatment of mental disturbances before and after delivery in mother‐infant interaction.” The programme was introduced with the international support of Prof. Dr. Peter Hartmann and Prof. Dr. Éva Hédervári‐Heller.

Between 2005 and 2015, I was the Secretary of the National Breastfeeding Support Committee.

For several years, I was aboard member of the Hungarian Bálint Mihály Psychosomatic Association and I was a founding member of the Hungarian Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (MPPPOT).