IBF Congress in Portugal 11-15 September 2019 open for registration

April 4th, 2019

See here for details. The IBF Congresses bring together people from many countries to share their interest in Balint work. Being in an international Balint group is an experience not to miss.

The Balint Society is 50 this year

March 26th, 2019

On 17th May 2019 there will be a day long celebration at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. For the programme and to register for the day click here

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:


Dates for your diary

April 4th, 2018

Dates in red are open for booking via the Events page

7th June 2019 London Leadership Study Day, Swiss Cottage, London

10th June 2019 Leadership Training Day, Cardiff

27th-28th June, Newcastle 2 day Balint event

20-22 September 2019 Oxford Balint Weekend,  Corpus Christi College, Oxford

6th December 2019 Bristol Balint Study Day

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?