Mesepszichológia, meseterápia, jelentkezzen a 2024-ben induló alap- és középszintű online vagy hagyományos képzéseinkre, tanfolyamainkra! Fairy tale psychology & therapy. Társasházkezelés.

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  Story Psychology - Story Therapy Course

Only in Hungarian language! 



Story Hero method

Storyteller complex storytelling diagnostic and therapeutic method ®

The training in story diagnostics and story counselling, which has been taught continuously for nineteen years, is based on a proprietary method and consists of three separate training modules, 20+20+20 hours, in total 60 hours, in small groups (max. 8-9 participants), non-accredited, non-diploma awarding, traditional training, which can be delivered online in a "live", non-screened format, depending on the epidemiological situation or needs. The professional content of this basic training is characterised by the fact that the first module of this basic training, based on the theoretical and practical background of story psychology, supplemented by case studies, was included in the types and years of the 'BA' training by the Institute of Psychology of the Károli Gáspár Református University from 2005. Between 2005 and 2024, 36 courses, hundreds of students, their stories, several theses, nearly a hundred workshops and other works, research with students, conference presentations, and professional and educational publications are the hallmarks of our professional activities. In 2024, we have been invited to offer the BA, accredited, traditional methodology, spring full-time course.

The practical nature, usefulness, scientific thoroughness, quality of education and not least the success of the courses and training courses we organise - although they do not have the same impressive indicators as university education - is well demonstrated by the fact that many of the students have volunteered to present their lives, their fates, their stories and their contexts in case studies, and they include the training in their CVs.
The aim of the training is to develop the knowledge and other competences needed to be an effective and successful storytelling diagnostician, storytelling counsellor and storytelling therapist.

The aim of the training is to develop the knowledge and other competences needed to be an effective and successful storytelling diagnostician, storytelling counsellor and storytelling therapist.


Aims, levels 1. Basic training (20 hours)

Small group teaching is one of the guarantees of effective training that is also - in part - tailored to the interests of the students. The aim is to provide general and professional knowledge about fairy tales, to acquire knowledge about the morphological and other characteristics of fairy tales, their psychological content and their consequences, e.g. for fairy tale diagnostics, for future fairy tale therapy activities, including some of the literature. By familiarising students with the psychological processes of fairy tales, the course prepares them to be able to work independently in the field of fairy tale therapy after successfully completing at least two levels of the course.


The students will learn about the Narrative Psychological Processing of the Story Hero method, which is based on one of the psychological mechanisms of personality protection, projection, and whose psychodiagnostic construct corresponds to the criteria of projective tests. The method is suitable for personality diagnostic, multivariate analysis and, thanks to the professional knowledge it builds on, can also be integrated into a variety of therapeutic methodologies, counselling and therapeutic activities. Case studies, small samples of several hundred people based on convenience sampling, professional theses, workshops and researches confirm the professional and scientific soundness of the method, its suitability for counselling and for the detection and treatment of certain mental disorders. Many students volunteer their own stories for the training, free of charge.


 The WHO Action Plan (2013-2030) includes community care for mental health and the most common mental disorders (CMD and its pediatric variant) in the world. The new therapeutic procedures will be carried out by semi-skilled therapists under professional guidance and supervision. We believe this will be the likely future of mesotherapy. Its place in national public health care can already be defined. Under current domestic legislation, anyone can become a mesotherapist without professional training. This is abused by many.

The basic training does not enable students to practice the method independently. It does not provide professional qualifications! After successful completion of the additional intermediate level, they will be trained for self-employment. They can integrate the method into their activities and use it at their own risk. They may not teach its professional material.



In order to achieve the objectives set, an important part of the course is to provide students with their own experience, developing their self-awareness through guided processing of their own written stories, sometimes validated by psychological measures. Throughout the course, students will continuously process and analyse in detail their own narratives, applying what they have learned. In doing so, they will learn about and experience this method in themselves and through their peers.

For the duration of the course, we provide free of charge original, legal, original literature for learning, self-study and exam preparation! The cost of receiving and returning the publications is the responsibility of the student.

The training does not require any special qualifications or special conditions, and the material can be learnt by anyone.
Those who complete the training with a successful home examination will receive a certificate of recognition, which certifies an adequate level of knowledge of the method and the possibility to enrol for a second level of practical and further training.

 Intermediate level (20 hours)


The students will continuously experience and conduct their own voluntary cases, with the help of a therapy diary, etc., in vivo, live, in practice, by supervising, carrying out and practicing the method. With support (supervision), they prepare for their future autonomous activity through online, live training, weekly individual and group sessions. Occasionally there will be invited guests therapists who have completed the training, experienced the method and are actively using it. Throughout the training, the students will practice and develop their skills and competences as storytelling diagnosticians and therapists with the help of themselves and their peers.

For the duration of the course, we provide free of charge original, legal, original literature for learning, self-study and exam preparation! The cost of receiving and returning the publications is the responsibility of the student.


The practical training is completed with a home examination, a full written and oral case study and an evaluation. Upon successful completion, the student is entitled to a certificate, independent case management and enrolment in the third level of training. It does not provide professional qualifications!


Individual advanced training (20 hours)


Through individual training, internships, specific training and case studies, students deepen their knowledge, practice, develop their competences to a higher level and become fully capable of working independently.

The instruktor  

He is a psychologist with several degrees and diplomas. Since 2005 - with minor interruptions - he has been an invited lecturer at the Institute of Psychology of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. Lecturer in adult education professional organisations, speaker at professional conferences, author and co-author of several scientific publications.


  • Juhász László (2022): Mesék útján. in: Boldizsár I., Luzsi M. (Szerk., 2022) Mese.- Mese és gyermek-. Benedek Á. Budapest.  

  • Juhász L. & Siklós Anita (2016): Intézményesített meseterápia – Egy új óvodai egészségfejlesztő mesealapú játékprogram hatásvizsgálata. in: Kolosai, N., M. Pintér T. (szerk.) (2016): A gyermekkultúra jelentősége. ELTE TÓK. Budapest, 212-224.

  • Gubányi M. & Juhász L. (2014): Archetípusok és szükségletek a mesékben. in: Fülöp J., Mirnics Zs., Vassányi M. (Szerk., 2014): Kapcsolatban – Istennel és emberrel. Pszichológiai és bölcsészeti tanulmányok. Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, L’ Harmattan Kiadó. Budapest, 290-298.

  • Juhász L. (2017): Mesepszichológiától a meseterápiáig. in: Szávai I. (Szerk., 2017): A mese hídszerepe. Pont Kiadó. Budapest, 91-104.

  • Juhász L. (2014): Mesepszichológiától a meseterápiáig. in: Szávai I. (Szerk., 2014): A mese hídszerepe. Fordulópont 63. Pont Kiadó. Budapest, 89-102.

Copnferences, presentations

  • 2022 Magyar Népmese Napja: Mesehős, komplex személyiség-, mesediagnosztikai és -terápiás módszer.

  • 2019 Magyar Népmese Napja: Miért meséljünk?

  • 2018 Nem Adom Fel Étterem és Kávézó: Sorsváltó mesék.

  • 2017 Pszichoterápia folyóirat 13. konferenciája: Mesehős komplex mesediagnosztikai és  -terápiás módszer

  • 2017 Gondolkodni – más – hogy? II.: Varázslatos gondolkodás

  • 2017 Magyar Pszichológiai Társaság XXVI. Országos Tudományos Nagygyűlése:       Mesehős komplex mesediagnosztikai és -terápiás módszer alkalmazási lehetőségei

  • 2016 Gondolkodni – más – hogy?: Mondókamesék mesepszichológiája

  • 2015 A Magyar Pszichológiai Társaság XXIV. Országos Tudományos Nagygyűlése:        A Mesehős komplex mesediagnosztikai és -terápiás módszer egyéni diagnosztikai alkalmazási lehetőségei

  • 2014 Magyar Családterápiás Egyesület:  A Mesehős komplex mesediagnosztikai és      -terápiás módszer egyéni és családterápiás alkalmazási lehetőségei

  • 2014 Gyermekkultúra konferencia és kiállítás: Intézményesített meseterápia

  • 2013 Kutatók éjszakája, más években is: pl. Tiltás-terápia

  • 2012 Tükröm-tükröm mesekonferencia: Mesekutatás beszámoló

  • 2011 Faluház fesztivál: Mesepszichológia és a mesepedagógia összekapcsolása

  • 2010 Péceli Pedagógiai Napok: Mesepedagógia másképp, Mesehipnózis

  • 2009 Újbudai Pedagógiai Napok: Mesekutatás

  • 2008 Népmese Napja: Meselélektan

 For more, complete information click on the presentations page!

Details of the training

>> The concrete psychology of fairy tales<<

The course is taught with a variety of topics based on our many years of teaching experience. The practical, user-oriented teaching material and the professional composition of the course correspond to the qualifications of the candidates and students. For clinical and/or child psychologists and psychology students, it primarily covers the diagnostic and therapeutic contexts of storytelling and other therapeutic issues. The processing is supported by the presentation of their own and other case studies and in all cases by group processing of their own experience, i.e. a self-written fairy tale. For other qualifications, we have prepared ways of using fairy tales in their own home or in their field of specialisation, providing their own experience. For example: for developmental, psycho-educational and naturopathic therapists, we present the developmental and natural healing effects of fairy tales, their uses and possibilities. For those with other qualifications (e.g.: ethnography and Hungarian studies students, economists, lawyers, etc.), it contains a wealth of knowledge material on the professional, personal and home use of fairy tales.

Concepts, definitions

Neither the international nor the national literature provides a precise definition and interpretation of the new concepts we consider important. Therefore, we will first attempt to.

Fairy Tale psychology

One of the new, emerging fields of psychology is the psychology of fairy tales, which is based on the results of research in several disciplines (ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, religious history, biology, neuroscience, etc.) and on its own research, and investigates the effects, place and role of fairy tales in human development at different stages of life. Psychic processes and events are incorporated into the characteristics of real fairy tales.

Tale diagnostics and story therapy

The cultural and social practice and tradition of storytelling and listening to stories is the key to the mental and physical health of individuals and society. The physiological and psychological processes of storytelling heal both. Most mental and physical illnesses can be explored, treated and cured through stories. The exploratory method is called diagnostic storytelling, and its conscious application for healing purposes, based primarily on psychic processes, is called story therapy.

With stories and story therapy, mood disorders, fears, anxieties, depressions, certain types of neuroses and phobias can be cured quickly and excellently. Patients who have been "treated" with medication for years can become symptom-free and drug-free in a few months. Story-telling in childhood helps to maintain a presumed innate hypnabiility, a susceptibility to hypnosis. With hypnotherapy, years of drug "treatment" for depressed patients can be replaced with a few treatments.* We don't need to go into the individual, family, social, socio-economic, health and psychological consequences of this, do we? With stories, aggression, which is one of the behavioural disorders, and sibling phobia can be solved. There is no psychotherapeutic method that is not linked in some way to imagination and fairy tales!

Our students

Our past and present students have a wide range of qualifications. Some of them are and have been clinical and child psychologists, psychology students, developmental educators, ethnography and Hungarian students, economists, naturopaths and others.

Students recommendations

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