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

Currently open for booking:

6th to 10th September 2017: International Balint Federation Congress, Oxford Fully booked: to be added to a waiting list please email contact@balint.co.uk

The UK Society is hosting this event, which will replace the usual Oxford weekend. For more information about the conference 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


Forthcoming weekends: all will offer leadership training groups and ordinary Balint groups. Information and booking details are posted 4-5 months before each event.

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

  • 16th -18th March 2018: Whalley Abbey, Lancashire

  • June 2018: Newcastle

  • 14th-16th September 2018: Oxford

  • November 2018: Belfast

 One day events:

Friday 7th July 2017: RCPsych in Wales Medical Psychotherapy Working Group Experiential Balint Group Study Day 2017. See the attached flyer for details and how to apply. Please note that applications should be received by 15th June. Wales meeting flyer

Friday 13th October 2017: Leadership training day, Manchester. Further details to follow.

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

9th February 2018: Study Day and Annual Dinner, London.

Day in Birmingham being planned for early 2018.


22nd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture: “Rules”

Given by Dr Pat Tate, GP and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, on Friday 28th April 2017: a podcast of this lecture is now available, click here

Podcasts of the 2013 and 2015 lectures are also available on the Our podcasts page https://balint.co.uk/our-podcasts/


Group leaders’ peer supervision workshop dates

NEW GROUP in the Midlands: SUPERVISION GROUP FOR LEADERS IN BALINT WORK:  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: to be added.

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: to be decided.


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