Emotion in Practice, Oxford Conference 2019

 Registration is closed for this event
A residential weekend based at a Corpus Christi College, Oxford. It is open to those with all levels of Balint experience. There will be a large group of Icelandic GP Vocational Trainees attending, and also a group of Russian psychologists and psychotherapists.

Oxford Skyline Panorama from St Mary's Church

Refresh your enthusiasm

Revive your empathy

Share your experience of the consultation

Come to understand your feelings and how to work more effectively

Balint Groups, Demonstration Group & Group Leaders Workshop

Groups are made up of GPs and allied professionals, led by experienced leaders, and explore the psychological and emotional aspects of patient work. 

Group experience is not necessary

Participation in the Group Leaders Workshop counts towards Leadership Accreditation.

Contact for queries: Dr David Watt


Friday 20th September 

6-6:30 pm               Leaders Meeting (only those leading Oxford groups)-Refugee Scholars        


6:30-7:30pm           Buffet Supper-Hall

7:30pm                  Greeting .  Keynote Address . Emotion in Practice                                

                                MBI Auditorium

8:15-10pm              Case Discussion I-in small Groups

Saturday 21st September 

8-9am                    Breakfast-Hall

9:30 am                  Case Discussion II

11am                     Coffee

11:30 am                Large Group-Demonstration/Fishbowl Group  

                               MBI Auditorium                      

1pm                       Lunch

2pm                      Free time. Optional walking tour of Oxford

4:30pm                   Tea available 

5pm                       Case Discussion III

6:30pm                   Group Leaders Meeting-Refugee Scholars Room

7:30                        Conference Dinner-Hall

Sunday 22nd September 

8-9am                    Breakfast-Hall

9:15am                   Case Discussion IV

                               including group feedback

11am                      Coffee

11:30-12:00           Plenary Session-end of Conference

                               MBI Auditorium

12:00-13:00          Annual General Meeting of the Balint Society(UK)-MBI                             (It is hoped that all members present will attend-to achieve a quorum)


Non-residential fee includes all food and refreshments except breakfast.  The conference commences on Friday evening and ends on Sunday at 12 noon

This event is now fully booked. If you wish to be included in a waiting list please email event@balint.co.uk


If you would like to become a member of the Balint Society (currently £70 per year) please see Balint Society Membership

Student places: there is now a waiting list for student places please contact David Watt, email david.watt7@nhs.net if you would like to add your name.

A limited number of Student places are available on a first-come, first-served basis (supported by the Cyril Gill fund).  These are for medical students in the clinical part of their course, and therefore able to present a patient contact to their group.  You must still be a student at the time of the weekend.  

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

September 20th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   September 22nd, 2019 12:00 PM
Corpus Christi College
Merton Street
Oxford, OX1 4JF
United Kingdom

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