Criteria for membership of the IBF
As agreed by the Council of the International Balint Federation on 12th June 2004
in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
There are two types of membership:
I. National membership
II. Individual membership
I. National membership:
To qualify for National membership of the IBF a national society must:
a. Have a recognised Balint Society with criteria for membership and formal Statutes or a Constitution
b. Have an Ethical Code (in line with the countrys own professional code, in the UK it would reflect that of the General Medical Councils Duties of a Doctor
c. Pay the appropriate membership fee to the IBF
d. Have developed guidelines for Leadership Accreditation in accordance with the Guidelines drawn up by the IBF
All these criteria will need to be submitted to and approved by the IBF Council. (This could be unwieldy so it it would probably be sensible to say they should be approved by the elected Officers of the IBF Council)
II. Individual membership:
The individual will need to belong to an appropriate profession then of the above criteria
only b and c would apply.
How to apply for Membership
Fill in this application form and send it to the Secretary General of the IBF, address inside of the form.