Balint Membership

Criteria for membership of the IBF

There are two types of membership

Society Membership

To qualify for Society membership of the IBF a 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 country’s own professional code, in the UK it would reflect that of the General Medical Council’s “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

Applications will be considered by the IBF Board and final approval will be by the IBF Council.

Individual Membership

To qualify for Individual membership of the IBF an individual should:

a) Have some current or past experience of Balint work

b) Be a licensed or retired member of a healthcare profession

c) Pay the appropriate membership fee to the IBF

Apply for Membership

Fill in an application form and send it to the Secretary General of the IBF