Upcoming Events

Les Journées Balint d ’Annecy

Le Journées Balint Annecy 2019 Ces journées sont placées sous l’égide de l’Association de Formation Balint (A.F.B.), de l’Association Internationale du Psychodrame Balint (A.I.P.B.), et de l’Association de Relaxation Psychanalytique Sapir (A.R.E.P.S.). La relation au malade est un élément central dans toute profession de soin. Source de satisfactions mais aussi de difficultés, elle est marquée […]

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Hungarian Balint Society and IBF Council Meeting

Balint weekend and IBF council meeting in Budapest - the birthplace of Michael Balint!  31May – 2 June 2019. Budapest flyer and application form here! Venue:   Panorama Medical Center (PMC) http://www.panoramamed.hu/international-patient.html,  1025 Budapest, II. kerület, Páfrány út 23/b. It is easy to get there by trams 56 and 61 from the metro station Déli pályaudvar, which is a railway station as well […]

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21st International Balint Congress

21st International Balint Congress - Porto, Portugal Message from the APGB President   Dear Colleagues.   The Portuguese Balint Association and the International Balint Federation warmly invites you for the 21st International Balint Congress, taking place in Porto, from 11th to 15th September 2019.   “Seeing medicine through other eyes” is our theme. Nowadays, medical […]

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Oxford Balint Weekend – 2019

Emotion in Practice   Oxford Conference Corpus Christi College, Oxford 20-22 September 2019   Refresh your enthusiasm Revive your empathy Share your experience of the consultation Come to understand your feelings and how to work more effectively __________________________________________________________________ Balint Groups, Demonstration Group Group Leaders Workshop Groups are made up of GPs and allied professionals, led by […]

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October 2019 Long Beach Island Intensive

American Balint Society - October 2019 Balint Leadership Training Intensive Course Overview The four-day Intensive course is designed to teach Balint group leadership technique primarily through experiential groups, supplemented by topic-focused small discussion groups and faculty panel discussions. Attendees will have ample time to present cases, practice leading a Balint group, and engage informally with […]

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What We Do

Balint in a Nutshell

History of the Balint Group and what it does.

Balint History

Who was Michael Balint and how he influenced Balint work.

Psychosomatic Medicine

A look at Psychosomatic medicine and Balint work.

Ascona Prize for Students

The Foundation for Psychosomatic and Social Medicine invites medical students to consider applying for the International Balint Award for Medical Students Ascona Model.

The Student, the Patient and the Illness

Ascona Balint Award Essays 2017

The essays for the Ascona Balint Award give a deep impression of the students’ experiences, reflections and conclusions. And they show an insight into medical education in different countries.

“I learnt the importance of practicing patient-centred medicine – of avoiding the tendency to reduce people to numbers and trends, and treating them as people with individual experiences of illness.“
Elizabeth Hamilton

“One of my insights about that time was that my weakness of identification with the patient’s experience that made my experiences as intense as they were, was probably one of my strongest characteristics as a ‘nearly physician’.“
Nuphar Vinegrad

“I’m proud to be a part of this profession and I’m proud to have been a part of George’s care. He taught me that as a future physician I may be able to cure some people but as person I can care for all of them.“
Michael Watson

With contributions by Katrina Bell, Yohay Bloom, Kirsten Carlaw, Gaylan Dascanio, Ashabilan Ebrahim, Andrea Gipperich, Elizabeth Hamilton, George Huntington, Jessica Ly, Eleesheva Mayo, Michal Rotem-Green, Rebecca M. Shulman, Dominik Stosik, Georges Tinawi, Nuphar Vinegrad, Michael Watson, Kirsty Whitmore, Sarah Woolgar and Cecilia Xu


Balint Literature

Access literature on Balint groups. This is hosted on Mendeley.com.

View books that have been translated into English through the support of the IBF.

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Invitation For Translation Proposals