Emotion in Practice, Oxford Conference 2019

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)


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

Early Bird Fees before 3 June 2019 (£25 discount on standard fees)

  • £300 (Doctors, Consultant Psychotherapists)
  • £290 (Nurses, Practice Counselors, Psychotherapists, GP Registrars)
  • £50 (Medical Students, supported by Cyril Gill Fund)
  • £25 supplement for en-suite accommodation
  • £10 reduction to Society Members
  • £200 Non-residential

Standard Fees apply after 3 June 2019 - all prices above will incur a supplement of £25.

Discount for Balint Society Members

Current Balint Society members can receive a £10 discount against the fees shown below (excluding the Student fee). The discount code for 2019 is included in event update emails to members. If you are a current Balint Society member and need a reminder of your discount code, please contact event@balint.co.uk

Please note that to comply with Gift Aid regulations you can only claim a Balint member discount once each year.

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

Student Fees

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 the group they are in.  They 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   to   September 22nd, 2019 12:00 PM
Corpus Christi College
Merton Street
Oxford, OX1 4JF
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Doctors/Consultant Psychotherapists
Single room £ 300.00
Single room, en suite £ 325.00
Twin room, en suite, shared with another named delegate (per person) £ 300.00
Twin room, en suite, shared with non-delegate (per room) £ 550.00
Non-residential: conference fee only £ 200.00
Nurses / Practice Counsellors / Psychotherapists / GP Registrars
Single room £ 290.00
Single room, en suite £ 315.00
Twin room, en suite, shared with another named delegate (per person) £ 290.00
Twin room, en suite, shared with non-delegate (per room) £ 490.00
Non-residential (conference fee only) £ 190.00
Residential £ 50.00
Non-residential £ 25.00