2018 Journal of the Balint Society

September 26th, 2018

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 .


The Balint Society Privacy Policy

May 24th, 2018

This can be read here:


Electronic copy of the 2017 Journal

October 25th, 2017

Now available on this page

Michael Balint Memorial Lecture 2017 podcast now available

May 9th, 2017

To listen to Pat Tate’s lecture, ‘Rules’, given on 28th April 2017, click here

New book: BALINT MATTERS Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment

February 14th, 2017
Author Dr Jonathan Sklar, psychoanalyst and Balint Society member.
For full details click here

Read about Balint Groups for Foundation Doctors

November 23rd, 2015

Here is a link: http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/How_to_encourage_reflection_on_the_doctor-patient_relationship

Book: A Flourishing Practice? Peter Toon

September 23rd, 2014
In this book published by the RCGP, Peter Toon, an expert in the field of primary care virtue ethics, offers a vision for healthcare which benefits patients and professionals. To quote the author: “This model of practice puts partnership with patients and understanding illness at the centre of health care and owes a lot to the Balint movement.”

For full details of the book and how to order, please click here:  A Flourishing Practice?

Book: Learning about emotions in illness

April 11th, 2014

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