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Seattle Balint Leadership Training Intensive

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm MST

Seattle Balint Leadership Training Intensive – 27 February – 1 March, 2020


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 debriefings provide opportunities to receive feedback on participants’ practice sessions in a safe and supportive setting. Participants emerge from the course with a deeper understanding of Balint group leadership techniques and responsibilities and improved awareness of the method’s limitation and risks. This course is given a minimum of twice a year. Each offering has unique aspects because of the mix of faculty and the specific cases offered in the Balint groups themselves.


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 Seattle!

Looking for some culinary inspiration? Savor Seattle offers several different walking food tours that last about two hours.

Hop on the light rail to downtown and visit the annual Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Renew your inner landscaper!

Also downtown is the Nordic Lights Film Festival, in case you need to get in touch with your Viking heritage.

Or you could hit the iconic Seattle landmarks: Chihuly Glass Studio, Space Needle, and Pike Place Market.

Don’t feel like venturing off the property? Book a treatment at The Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge.


February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm


The American Balint Society


Cederbrook Lodge
Seattle, WA 98188 United States
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