Diary of Events

January 12th, 2016

For a detailed description of our events click on the link to the right of this page

Balint Weekends

16th – 18th June 2017: Radisson Hotel, Sligo, Ireland:

To apply click on this link  Sligo Application Form 2017

For further information please contact Patsy Brady by email padraigob@hotmail.com


6th to 10th September 2017: International Balint Federation Congress, Oxford

The UK Society is hosting this event, which will replace the usual Oxford weekend. For more information and to access booking click here

Student Saturday at the IBF Congress

On Saturday 9th September, during the Oxford conference above, a special day is being held for medical students. For information and to book click here


24th-26th November 2017:Kenwood Hall, Sheffield.

Details will be available here shortly. There will be leadership training groups and ordinary Balint groups.


 One day events:

Friday 9th June 2017: Leadership training day, Swiss Cottage, London.

There will be capacity for up to 28 participants for this day.

Online registration and full detail for this event are now available. Register now! 

Friday 1st December 2017: Balint Day, including leadership training, Bristol. Further details to follow.

Saturday 2nd December 2017: Lecture by Dr Gearoid Fitzgerald (rescheduled from last year). The Use of the Group Leader’s Countertransference in Balint groups 

Also being planned: day in Cardiff and in Manchester


22nd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture: “Rules”

Dr Pat Tate, GP and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Friday 28th April 2017

Venue: The Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London

Time: 8.30pm, with wine and canapés from 7.30pm.

Guests are welcome.  There is no charge for this meeting.

RSVP to: contact@balint.co.uk

Podcasts of the 2013 and 2015 lectures are available on the Our podcasts page.


Group leaders’ peer supervision workshop dates

NEW GROUP in the Midlands: SUPERVISION GROUP FOR LEADERS IN BALINT WORK:  The Inaugural meeting for Balint Group Leaders in the Midlands will take place on 15th March 2017 at Edgbaston Golf Club.  7-9pm. If you are leading a group, or are interested in becoming a leader, this is for you.  The intention is to provide supervision support in a group setting.  We will meet quarterly at first. 
Interested in attending? Just curious? Maybe for the future?

Please contact Dr Shake Seigel for further information:  shake.seigel@btinternet.com
Tavistock WorkshopPlease contact David Watt if you are interested in presenting your group: david.watt7@nhs.net 

Meets at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA. All meetings begin at 8pm.

Dates: Thursday 4th May 2017

Newcastle upon Tyne Balint Leaders’ Peer Supervision Group: Please contact Jane Dammers if you would like to attend or present your group: jane.dammers@newcastle.ac.uk.

Meetings are held from 4pm to 6pm at Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle NE6 4QD   Tel: 0191 287 6130.

Next meeting: Wednesday 14th June 2017.

The Balint leaders peer supervision group is open to anybody in the region who is running a Balint group.  We meet for 2 hours and have time to discuss one or two groups as well as discussing some more general issues.  There is no charge for this group.  If you know anybody who is involved in Balint and is not on the mailing list please feel free to invite them to come along.

North West Balint Leaders’ Group: Please contact Ceri Dornan if you would like to attend this or future meetings: ceri.dornan@gmail.com.

Next meeting: Saturday 6th May 2017 11am to 1pm, Manchester. Contact Ceri for details.


Annual Dinner: The next Annual dinner will be in early 2018


International meetings: See IBF website for details of other international events, information about the International Balint Federation, member countries and more. www.balintinternational.com