The 21st International Balint Federation Congress will take place in Porto, Portugal from 11th to 15th September 2019. Members of the UK Balint Society are also considered to be members of the IBF, and are able to submit papers, posters or workshops for this Congress. For details click here.
The 2018 Journal of the Balint Society is now published. A hard copy will be posted to all members of the Society. You can download a PDF of the Journal here .
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Dates in red are open for booking via the Events page https://balint.co.uk/category/events/
16th-18th November 2018 Belfast weekend
7th December 2018 Bristol Leadership Study Day
8th February 2019 Study Day and Annual Dinner, Medical Society of London, WC1
5th-7th April 2019 Whalley weekend (Lancashire)
17th May 2019 23rd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture Speaker: Peter Toon
To listen to Pat Tate’s lecture, ‘Rules’, given on 28th April 2017, click here
For full details of the book and how to order, please click here: A Flourishing Practice?
If you have an interest in medical education or plan to do Balint work with medical students, then this book will offer rich information.
Quote from the flyer from publisher Routledge:
“In this book, Peter Shoenberg, Jessica Yakeley, and their contributors who include students and teachers, discuss two different teaching approaches developed at University College London to help medical students understand the role of emotions in illness, communicate more effectively, and gain a deeper understanding of the doctor patient relationship. The benefits of Wolf and Treadgold’s Student Psychotherapy Scheme are considered alongside Shoenberg and Suckling’s short term student Balint discussion group scheme to provide clear guidance about how psychotherapeutic understanding can be used to inform medical education, with positive results.”
The complete flyer can be viewed here: Learning about Emotions in Illness