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2019 Spokane Spring Intensive

April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - April 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm MDT


2019 Spokane, Washington – Balint Leadership Training Intensive – Training leaders in relationship centered care.™

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 other participants. Faculty-guided debrief sessions provide participants opportunities to receive feedback on their practice sessions in a safe and supportive setting. Participants emerge from the course with a deeper understanding of Balint Group leadership techniques and responsibilities.

The course will be held at the Ruby River Hotel where hometown hospitality and peaceful river views greet every guest. Located on Spokane River with easy access to The Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park, the perfect place for a leisurely walk or bike ride.

Participants should be clinically active and willing to present one of their cases. Because group cohesiveness affects participants’ experience of the course, registrants are asked to commit to attending all sessions and to attending each session in its entirety.

It is important to participate in the entire program. Success of the conference depends on group cohesiveness. Please do not plan to arrive late, leave early or miss sessions.

The Balint Leadership Intensive is a training course and is not intended as therapy. Nevertheless, Balint Group work can sometimes stir up strong feelings. Prospective registrants who are experiencing a particularly vulnerable period in their lives may want to consider participating in this training at a later date.

Welcome to Spokane!
Spokane provides a wonderful mix of culture, history, and outdoor pursuits. It’s home to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, which explores the region’s history through exhibits on art, culture and Native American heritage. Vast Riverfront Park, site of the 1974 World’s Fair, has a sculpture walk and a cable car offering views over tumbling Spokane Falls, the second largest urban waterfall in the US.

More than half the buildings in downtown are on the Historic Register, including the Art Deco Fox Theater and the Kirtland Cutter designed Davenport Hotel. Unwind after the conference by exploring the Columbia Valley Wineries or enjoy part of the 37 mile Centennial Trail, a Rails to Trails Conservancy project.


April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
April 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


The American Balint Society